The window on the driver's door stopped going up and down. Motor still
works but the window just sits there.
I was told that this is a window regulator issue. Went on EBay and saw that
these things are in the $30 - 50 range.
I asked a couple of sellers if the part comes with instructions on how to
Remove and Replace one. So far the answers
have come back that they don't.
Does anyone know where replacement procedures for one of these would be,
besides the Mercury Shop Manuals?
Has anyone attempted this?
Are you sure the motor is OK?. What usually failes when the
motor runs but, the glass doesn't. it is because of the 3
cylindrical plastic parts in the motor transmision are
disintegrated. The easy to repair is to simply get a new or
rebuilt motor for about $80. I have repaired acouple of
them by getting replacement inserts. They are cheap if you
can find a dealer who has them on hand and easy to replace
by removing the motor and removing the gear cover. I have
also repaired a couple of them successfully by using high
strength epoxy to fill the area between the inner and outer
portion of the driven gear.
As far as the regulator, I have replaced a couple of them.
No big deal. You will need to drill out the original rivits
and gert bolts to replace them in the new regulator. The
glass gas to be unmounted from the regulator which take a
bit of care. Anything you do to repair your problem will
require torz drivers.
Lastly, be sure to remove the plastic inserts around the
door handle and the door switches. After you remove the
screwws holding the door panel, the panel must be gently
worked uppward while pushing in on it to release it without
breaking the retaiers which are cast into the back side of
the panel. The previous owner of my current CV apparently
knew nothing about being carefully, The panel is now held in
place with several upholstery screws. I installed them on
the right side panel so they would match.
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