1989 Dodge B250
Driver’s side power window won’t go down. Last month it started misbehaving, sometimes reversing direction. Then it got increasingly balky and I had to assist the motor by pushing the window down by hand while pressing the down button. Now it won’t move at all, even with hand force plus motor. I can hear the motor turning, so I think maybe the gear is stripped.
What are my repair options? I might try to do it myself if not too difficult. New regulators are priced around $100+. Or I can get a used one online around $50. Or if it’s just a matter of replacing a stripped gear, I can get a new gear for $15.
I guess I just have to get in there and take it apart and see where the problem is. Should I give it a try, or just take it to a shop? I’ve never tried to fix a regulator, so I don’t know how much of a pain it will be.