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post #1 of 11 Old 05-18-2010, 08:53 AM Thread Starter
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Manual Window Regulator

Can anyone point me in the right direction to replace or repair my manual window regulator, drivers side? I can not for the life of me either find the part online to replace it or even any information for repair. Every search I do comes up with damn power windows. What do I have the only XJ with manual windows or something? Anyway, it works and all, but I can not roll the window all the way down or else it will not come back up. All other windows work perfect except for the drivers. Just get the nice clickity click due to worn teeth. I have seen at auto parts stores where you can get the GM style plastic toothed strip and cut to fit but I am not sure if that would be able to be fitted into the Jeep track. Does anyone know if there is something out there I can get to fix this, or know where to get a regulator assembly to replace mine? Granted I only paid $250 for this beast so I do not want to spend a boatload to fix a window.


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post #2 of 11 Old 05-18-2010, 09:29 AM
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Junkyards and Ebay, both have lots of manual window regulators. I have gotten them both ways.

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Try , this will show all the salvage yards that have the part.

Look under "front door regulator".

Below the instructions for removing the window regulator (it includes the instructions for both power and manual windows, so just ignore the power section).
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post #4 of 11 Old 05-19-2010, 09:13 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks guys. I figured I would have to go that route. Just find it strange that you can find all the info you want on power ones but virtually nothing on manual ones.
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Probably because the power ones break more often.
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post #6 of 11 Old 05-19-2010, 10:55 AM
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Are you sure its worn teeth?
My window only go's halfway down and then stops, if you try to take it further, it won't move but will no longer come back up without pulling it up about an inch before it catches again.
The lower third of the 'fuzzy worm' regulator strip was rusted off.

I got a replacement at the pick yard for $2 but drilling out the rivets in the field didn't work so well! (ran 2 battery's down) Ended up punching them out, which in my case was easier and faster than drilling. I just broke the window out rather than trying to get to the door glass stud, getting it out looks to be the hardest part of the job.
Have been staring at it for a few months now trying to figure out if I can somehow change out only the regulator strip, and avoid that door glass stud. Don't need to break my good window. So I cant tell how to reinstall yet.

BTW it came out the front access hole (speaker) easier.

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post #7 of 11 Old 05-19-2010, 01:19 PM
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....but I can not roll the window all the way down or else it will not come back up.
I had the same problem. I glued a wood block to the bottom of the door to prevent the window from going all the way down.
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post #8 of 11 Old 05-19-2010, 01:51 PM Thread Starter
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I need to look at it again but I am assuming that the end of the strip has worn teeth since the handle just spins, I have to actually push the window up enough and turn the handle for it to re-engage. It happens when there is roughly less than an inch of glass above the weather strip.
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Have you taken your door apart to verify? My drivers power window did this and it was due to a broken cable or band or something like that

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hey ya'll my glass channel screw is a nut and it turns but don't come lose any help would be great its a 89 Cherokee thanks ya'll
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Will any Mopar in that year range work? Or does it have to be a cherokee? I got mine out to find the same problem with the fuzzy strip and the metal winding seems to be thinner there too.
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