We haven't heard back from you. Hope all is well.
I wanted to know if your engine size to check the TSBs etc to see if there was anything else we could provide for assistance. As you see, Dr Hagerty and I are eager to assist you and working together on this.
As the Doc stated, unless the motor has been changed before it will require drilling rivets etc. Also, as he stated what is wrong with the window, or what is it doing.
For now I will go ahead and provide you with the removal/installation of the motor........
Between the Doc and I we will be glad to assist if this doesn't fix your problem.
REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
Removal & Installation
Remove door trim panel. Lower window about 12" (30 cm). Disconnect window motor electrical connector.
Push clips aside. Hold door window and disconnect window lift arms. See Fig. 1 . Twist and lift out door window. To install, reverse removal procedure.
Fig. 1: Disconnecting Window Lift Arms
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1. On 4-door models, remove window. See WINDOW. On 2-door and convertible models, clamp door window at raised position using wooden wedges. On all models, remove door or side panel.
2. Remove screw from inside door handle.
See Fig. 2 . Remove door handle. Remove bolts and grind off rivets (as necessary). Remove window motor.
See Fig. 3 .
To install, reverse removal procedure. Replace rivets with bolts, washers and nuts.
Friday, January 1st, 2010 AT 11:36 AM