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post #1 of 4 Old 02-18-2020, 01:26 AM Thread Starter
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Replace Power Window Motor/Convert to Manual Regulator?

My driver's window motor has died. Is it practical to replace the motor, or would I need to get a complete electrical regulator assembly?

Any one have experience converting an electric window to a manual hand crank window?


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post #2 of 4 Old 02-19-2020, 12:45 AM Thread Starter
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To get back on the road, I ordered an AC Delco motor from Rock Auto. It's supposed to be here on Friday. I got a new motor instead of going to pick and pull because I only want to do this door once. And pick and pull is about forty miles away.

Apparently the motors are mirror images for the left and right side of the car. The same motor is used for both the left front and left rear windows. I'll be winging it on attaching the motor to the regulator and operating the motor to put the regulator in an orientation to put it back in the door.

I should have taken a photo of the motor regulator assembly before I removed the motor from the regulator. When I removed the motor from its mounting plate, the preloaded circular spring snapped the motor mounting plate around the regulator portion. I'm fortunate I didn't a lose a finger tip.

I'm open to coaching from folks with experience installing a motor. Thanks in advance.
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DHL brought my new motor today. Twenty-four month warranty. Generic instructions in English, French, and Spanish. For about the same cost as driving 65 miles and buying one from Pick and Pull with a thirty day warranty. I do use pick and pull for things like up country springs, skid plates, tow hooks, etc. When I'm on that side of town, I wander through to see what's new.

The instructions say to immobilize the motor mounting plate with a heavy clamp or bolt and nut before removing the motor to prevent the counterbalance spring from trying to amputate part(s) of fingers. I'll try to post photos of the motor replacement, since I couldn't find much on the forum.
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post #4 of 4 Old 02-21-2020, 08:06 AM
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I think everyone makes that mistake the first time they do that style window motor. On some cars it's worse and the plate will swing around and shatter the window.
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