I also had the same problem, and while searching for a solution myself I came upon this site, and saw that you were having the same trouble.
I bought the gear and motor on ebay for 56.00
from napa it was like 120.00 just for the gear, and since I had it open, I figured what the hell.
do it yourself. took me about 20 minutes. heres what you do.
remove the screws that hold the black part thats by the inside lever and pull the cover. unplug the switches (small screwdriver helps for the lock tabs on the back side) set that part aside.
door pannel has 2 screws, one behind where the part you just removed, and the other is bottom corner.
pannel pops up, and then out.
drill and remove the 4 rivets, and take out the screw below.. you'll see it. its small and black.
now have someone hold the window in the 1/2 open position and slide the whole mechanism toward the front of the vehicle so the little thing that is in the window track will slide out.
now the whole window roller upper mechanism is free,
you need to have the friend holding the window pull it completly closed, and kinde roll the mechinism out of the hole. Done. its out.
reinstallation is these steps in reverse. put nuts and bolts with lock washers in place of the rivets. youll probably only get 3 of em, but that should be fine. mine works great now, and total out of pocket was 56.00 and about 20 minutes of my time..
Thursday, September 16th, 2010 AT 9:44 PM