My driver side power window regulator has self destructed in a way that leaves me puzzled. This is my first contact with a cable type regulator, so it’s all new. I took the door panel off, then watched a youtube video on regulator replacement for a manual window, so I understand the basics well enough to forge ahead, (learning as I go). However the glass seems trapped in the bottom of the door and I don’t know if unbolting the rails is exactly what I need to do to free the glass….or if that would complicate the job. I don’t know what to expect since I don’t yet understand the mechanism.
It’s obvious that the first thing is get the glass up and out of the way. The glass feels free to move at the rearward end, but the forward end seems held by something. I just can’t make enough sense of what I can see to guess how to move the glass up.
Can anyone advise me on getting the glass free so I can get it taped to the top of the door? I think I can handle it from there.
Second question: It was late when I started calling for parts, Autozone was just closing and had a replacement which includes the motor. Too late to call anywhere else so I don’t know yet what else is available. It would help if I could get this done tomorrow, Thursday. Is it possible to buy just the regulator, and does that make any sense? I presume the motor could fail sometime, but for now it sounds fine. I wouldn’t mind saving some money, but don’t know anything about the longevity of the motors.
I’ll greatly appreciate any advice and suggestions, thanks all!