Driver side window will not open or shut

Tiny
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  • 1998 GMC JIMMY
  • 4.3L
  • V6
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 170,000 MILES
My driver side widow made a noise like something was stuck then it stopped working. What would be course of action? Thanks.
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Friday, February 10th, 2017 AT 9:46 AM

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Tiny
STEVE W.
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You would need to pull the door panel and take a look at the actual window regulator. The tracks rust, pivot points get bound up and motors can fail. When you move the switch do you hear anything?
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Friday, February 10th, 2017 AT 10:28 AM
Tiny
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I heard noise that the glass was trying to move, but nothing happened. Now when I press button no sound or movement. I turn car on still nothing.
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Friday, February 10th, 2017 AT 12:53 PM
Tiny
STEVE W.
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Sounds like the motor may have failed. That or the track has bound up the glass so the motors protection circuit trips instantly. Either way the door would need to be taken apart to let the assembly be tested, repaired or replaced.
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Friday, February 10th, 2017 AT 2:12 PM
Tiny
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Is it still possible to manually lift the window even though the motor needs to be replaced or repaired
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Sunday, February 12th, 2017 AT 10:31 AM
Tiny
STEVE W.
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Not easily. You would need to remove the door panel, grind or drill out the rivets that hold the window motor to the regulator, pull the motor out while holding the glass, then lift the glass all the way up. Then reinstall the motor so it holds the lift gear in place.

This shows how the motor comes off on a rear door, the front is almost identical.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2KAIJXGQq0E

Front door regulator replacement.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DmefG-xLRTc
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Sunday, February 12th, 2017 AT 1:59 PM
Tiny
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That worked and I was able to remove motor to inch glass closed. Is It suppose say unsecured on grinded/broken rivets?
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Sunday, February 12th, 2017 AT 3:51 PM
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STEVE W.
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I would add a couple zip ties or string/wire to hold it in place until you can repair it.
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Sunday, February 12th, 2017 AT 5:21 PM
Tiny
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Thanks
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Sunday, February 12th, 2017 AT 5:42 PM

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