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Unread 09-23-2009, 09:24 PM   #1
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ZJ Electric window off track

I put the window to the upward most position and put window lock on so it doesn't fall, but it makes a horrible noise when hitting bumps/vibes.

How do I get it back on the track? Is it doable at home or do I have to go to the stealership?

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Unread 09-23-2009, 10:34 PM   #2
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I put the window to the upward most position and put window lock on so it doesn't fall, but it makes a horrible noise when hitting bumps/vibes.

How do I get it back on the track? Is it doable at home or do I have to go to the stealership?
You do know that window lock just disables the switches and doesn't actually lock the window in place right?

It probably didn't come off the track. Your window regulator probably broke. Its a pretty common problem. Its a simple fix with basic hand tools. Took me about 45 minutes to do on my own the first time. The regulator comes in a whole assembly with the track and motor for about $75-85.
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Unread 09-24-2009, 10:14 AM   #3
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yeah i know, just didnt want anyone bumping the switch lol

Someone did before and the window came falling down and almost shattered...So i'm thinking it's off the track
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Unread 09-24-2009, 10:20 AM   #4
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If it's like mine was, the regulator is fine... the glue that holds the glass in the channel that the regulator attaches to has let go. Easy fix with a little new glue. Take off the door panel and look at it... it will be obvious. This has happened on 2 separate windows in my '93 Limited.
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Unread 09-24-2009, 01:47 PM   #5
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My window fell off track and the leading edge of the window was loose and would wiggle up and down; took the door apart and the plastic wheel (track guide) was broken off the regulator (the scissor-type "thing"). New regulator was $55 and I just re-used the old motor since it was fine. Pull your door panel and plastic sheeting off; take a look and let us know what you see - sounds to me like you need a new regulator. Stay away from dealers on this issue - they LOVE fixing power windows...$$$$ There are plenty of vids on youtube, etc... that will give you a good idea of how hard it is - one guy does it in about 10 minutes from start to finish....
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Unread 09-24-2009, 02:59 PM   #6
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Solid info fellas
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Unread 09-25-2009, 10:29 AM   #7
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One more thought just incase you dive into the project - be VERY careful when removing the motor from the regulator. The three bolts that hold the motor onto the regulator also use the motor to hold tension in the scissor spring that's there (you'll see what I'm talkin about). I didn't have a solid grasp on the regulator and when I took out those three bolts the regulator pops open pretty violently - just be warned! Not a big deal - just food for thought! If replacing the regulator - I'd also take white out and make a dot along the motor/scissor gear assembly so you can get it into exact position by counting teeth when you go to re-install. Just tips I thought about last night!
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