1990 Honda Accord Window problem

Tiny
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  • 1990 HONDA ACCORD
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 135,124 MILES
The window of the car, (back left) whenever we open the door or close it the glass slips down. The motor of the window is still working. You can still hear that the motor is running. But the window cannot go up or down. How do I fix it? Can you perhaps post step by step pictures so that we can fix it ourselves? Thank you.
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Thursday, January 15th, 2009 AT 6:52 PM

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Tiny
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Hello -

Well I have looked in two different manuals and there aren't step by step directions or pics to give you. I am sorry about that.

So, what I have done is attach some info from one of the TSBs at least showing you a pic of the area on spring replacement to give you an idea....then I will do my best to kind of walk through what I believe you will be dealing with.

The gears may be slipping where the motor connects to the regulator which may be why it will not stay up.

Many times on this type, the regulator itself is okay it is just the motor. But you need to look it all over really good.

If you are not sure how to do something then please ask........if you can send a pic that is even better.

Also, if you have never done this, please be careful.......things are sharp in there and not much space. So move slow and just be careful.............

Here is a pic of what you are getting to.


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/248015_Accord_Window_Regulator_1.jpg



Remove the door panel......I would purchase some clips that hold the panel on before I remove the panel. Most of the time they break and then your door panel flops around. Just go to the dealer and they can look up how many clips and they should be abut 25 cents each or around there.

You may have sound barrier or plastic over the door. Carefully remove that and do your best not to damage it.

Once you get to the regulator try to lower the window until you can see the bolts that connect the regulator to the bottom of the window......

Take a couple of rubber door stops and gently jam between the door and the glass to keep the glass from falling down once disconnected.

Disconnect the motor connector

Remove all the bolts

Remove the regulator with motor from the door.

Perform a good inspection of the assemble to make sure nothing on the regulator is damaged that may have caused the problem.

Remove the old motor - install the new.

Then reverse up to the point of putting the door panel on then ops check to make sure it works okay.

Then the door panel back on.

Please let me know if you have any questions...........I hope this helps..........
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Thursday, January 15th, 2009 AT 7:21 PM
Tiny
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Thank you for the your information about the inside of the car, but I only need to know how to take the the cover off of the door. Where are the bolts and screws? I only saw some bolts but most I did not know where they were. Thank you. Below are pictures of my car door.


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/295219_car_1_1.jpg



http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/295219_car_2_1.jpg

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Saturday, January 17th, 2009 AT 10:07 PM
Tiny
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Hello -

So you can see it I have to blow it up and do past it in parts....so you will have to put them together.

The power door mirror switch pops out and unplugs.........be careful and use a large flat tip so you don't chip it and watch the pressure on the door panel so you don't dent it permanently.

I have attached the directions for you..........looks like about 3 bolts/screws.........

The clips hold the panel on.............they have special tools for this but you can use a screw driver........

Hope this helps.............


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/248015_Picture3_26.jpg




http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/248015_Picture1_47.jpg




http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/248015_Picture2_38.jpg



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Saturday, January 17th, 2009 AT 10:37 PM

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