He drivers side window regulator needs to be replaced

Tiny
NOVA315
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  • 2007 TOYOTA CAMRY
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 19,000 MILES
My Camry has 19,000 miles on it and I had to replace the original tires because they only had 4/32nds of inch treadwear left. I replaced the tires and now the drivers side window regulator needs to be replaced can you help me please?
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Wednesday, September 10th, 2008 AT 7:23 PM

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Tiny
ASEMASTER6371
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Good morning,

I attached the procedure below for you to remove the regulator for the window.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-check-and-replace-a-electric-power-window-motor

Let me know if you have any other questions.

Roy

DISASSEMBLY

1. REMOVE FRONT DOOR LOWER FRAME BRACKET GARNISH

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a. Disengage the 2 clips and remove the front door lower frame bracket garnish.

2. REMOVE FRONT DOOR INSIDE HANDLE BEZEL PLUG

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a. Using a screwdriver with the tip wrapped with protective tape, disengage the 3 claws, and remove the front door inside handle bezel plug.

3. REMOVE ASSIST GRIP COVER

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a. Using a screwdriver with the tip wrapped with protective tape, disengage the 6 claws and remove the assist grip cover.

4. REMOVE COURTESY LIGHT ASSEMBLY

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a. Using a screwdriver with the tip wrapped with protective tape, disengage the claw and remove the courtesy light assembly.
b. Disconnect the connector.

5. REMOVE FRONT DOOR TRIM BOARD SUB-ASSEMBLY

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a. Remove the 3 screws and clip (A).
b. Using a clip remover, disengage the 9 clips.
c. Pull up the front door trim board in the direction indicated by the arrow.

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d. Disengage the reference bosses from the front door panel.
e. Raise the front door trim board to disengage the 4 claws and remove the front door trim board together with the front door inner glass weatherstrip.
f. Disengage the 2 claws and disconnect the front door inside handle sub-assembly.

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6. REMOVE POWER WINDOW REGULATOR MASTER SWITCH ASSEMBLY
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Tuesday, February 16th, 2021 AT 3:41 AM
Tiny
JEFF HERMAN
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  • 2002 TOYOTA CAMRY
  • 2.4L
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 175,000 MILES
I just purchased a 2002 Camry XLE. When I lower the driver's window it jerks hard before it starts to lower. Then it goes down fine and back up fine. There was residue of the rubber seal at the top of all the windows but I cleaned it off, I thought maybe this was causing the window to stick in the seal but it didn't fix the problem. Is this a window regulator problem?
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Friday, February 19th, 2021 AT 7:13 PM (Merged)
Tiny
DOCFIXIT
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Hi suspect rubber in seal has lost elasticity. Clean with alcohol wipe then spray with silicone spray any parts store will have. Try that let us know
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Tiny
JEFF HERMAN
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I did that and it still sticks and jerks
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Friday, February 19th, 2021 AT 7:13 PM (Merged)
Tiny
DOCFIXIT
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Say could you post a video of window operation?
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Friday, February 19th, 2021 AT 7:13 PM (Merged)
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MESACAPRI
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  • 2000 TOYOTA CAMRY
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 75,000 MILES
Need instructions for removal and reinstalling drivers side wimndow up/down motor and pulley 2000 cambry
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Friday, February 19th, 2021 AT 7:13 PM (Merged)
Tiny
MATHIASO
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Hello mesacapri
there few steps before removing the regulator

# Disconnect the negative battery cable.

# Remove the front door panel to gain access to the regulator assembly.

# Remove the service hole cover.

# Lower the regulator until the door glass is in the fully open position.

# Remove the two glass channel mount bolts.


https://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/46384_0996b43f80202aa1_2.jpg



# Pull the glass up and out of the door.

# If equipped, unbolt and remove the inside door panel frame.
Removing front door inside panel frame by removing these bolts and nuts


https://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/46384_g_1.jpg



If equipped with power windows, disconnect the electrical wiring.
# Remove the equalizer arm bracket mounting bolts.

# Remove the window regulator mounting bolts and remove the regulator (with the power window motor attached) through the service hole.


https://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/46384_0900c15280092ae7_1.jpg



To install:

11. Coat all the window regulator sliding surfaces with multi-purpose grease.

12. Place the regulator (with the power window motor) through the service hole and install the mounting bolts. Connect the power window connector if equipped.

13. Place the door glass into the door cavity.

14. Connect the glass to the regulator with the channel mount bolts.

15. With the equalizer arm, raise the glass to the almost closed position and make sure that the leading and trailing edges of the glass are equidistant from the top of the glass channel. If not, adjust the equalizer arm to achieve an even fit.

16. Install the service hole cover.

17. Install the door panel and reconnect the negative battery cable.
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Friday, February 19th, 2021 AT 7:13 PM (Merged)
Tiny
JEFF HERMAN
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I can't seem to figure out how to upload a video. But the window makes a clunk when you start to open it almost like it is off track. I'll keep trying on the video it's not going to show much you might hear a sound when it makes its clunk but that's about it.
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Friday, February 19th, 2021 AT 7:13 PM (Merged)
Tiny
JEFF HERMAN
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Here is a video It doesn't show much but maybe you can hear the jerk when I start to open it each time
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Friday, February 19th, 2021 AT 7:13 PM (Merged)
Tiny
KEN L
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Hello,

Thanks for the video, yes this happens when the regulator is about to go out. here is a video of a window regulator being replaced on a similar car along with the instructions on how to replace your in the diagrams below:

https://youtu.be/Wp7Ak9IGs4o

Check out the diagrams (below). Please let us know if you need anything else to get the problem fixed.
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Friday, February 19th, 2021 AT 7:13 PM (Merged)
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HENRY HEPBURN
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  • 2000 TOYOTA CAMRY
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 87,000 MILES
Instruction for replacement of 2000 camry le rear driver side window regulator
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Friday, February 19th, 2021 AT 7:13 PM (Merged)
Tiny
PITCREW94
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You'll have to take out the door panel. There's about 7-9 10mm bolt. 2 for the glass, 3 on the motor, 2-4 on the window reg. Itself. Disconnect the window reg. Wire.
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Friday, February 19th, 2021 AT 7:13 PM (Merged)
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MSFAS1
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  • 1999 TOYOTA CAMRY
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 131,000 MILES
Hello to all:

I can't figure out if the motor in my windows are going bad or not. It started out with the front passenger window last year, but I didn't worry about it so much since we rarely let that side up or down. However, when we did it went down fine but was always very slow going back up (now extremely slow). This year I started having the same problem with the driver window which within time it does eventually go back up. But I've noticed when its very hot outside the window won't respond at all untl the car has been running for a few mininutes. For instance I try to leave the window cracked while at work. After I get off and try to roll the window back up after I've got the A/C on, it just does not move, up or down. I took it by a body shop one day before it rained and was told it was more than likely the motor after they tried slamming the doors a few times, I suppose to get it back on track thinking that it may have been off. Can anyone give me advice as to what my problem may be.

Thanks in advance.
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Friday, February 19th, 2021 AT 7:15 PM (Merged)
Tiny
MHPAUTOS
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Hi there,

you will have to remove the trim and check for power to both sides of the motor, if that is OK and the motor is straining to drive, you may have to lube the window tracks as they can bind up the glass if they get to dry, use a dedicated track lube and not a general purpose spray,

This guide will help you test and this video shows the window motor and regulator getting replaced on a similar car.

https://youtu.be/Wp7Ak9IGs4o

and

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/electric-window-repair

mark (mhpautos)
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Friday, February 19th, 2021 AT 7:15 PM (Merged)
Tiny
AMBU6
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  • 1999 TOYOTA CAMRY
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
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  • 147,000 MILES
I purchased regulator with motor I want steps how to install please let me know
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Friday, February 19th, 2021 AT 7:15 PM (Merged)
Tiny
GRSMNKY
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Totally not hard. First take off the inside plastic door cover, few screws, and don't forget to unplug the connectors for the window switch. Remove the clear weather proof plastic, unscrew the window glass from rail(2 screws) and pull glass out as you turn it sideways. Unplug the window motor connector, unbolt the regulator and motor assembly (few more bolts) from door frame and pull out the whole thing
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Friday, February 19th, 2021 AT 7:15 PM (Merged)
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JYOHIO
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  • 1998 TOYOTA CAMRY
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 14,500 MILES
Driver window is slow going down and takes hours to go up. Suspect bad motor. Any tips on replacing take door apart and replacing motor? Thanks
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Friday, February 19th, 2021 AT 7:15 PM (Merged)
Tiny
BLUELIGHTNIN6
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The power window motor is attached to the window regulator. If service is required, remove the window regulator from the inside of the door panel and detach the motor from the regulator

Disconnect the negative battery cable.
Remove the front door panel to gain access to the regulator assembly.
Remove the service hole cover.
Lower the regulator until the door glass is in the fully open position.
Remove the two glass channel mount bolts.
Pull the glass up and out of the door.
If equipped, unbolt and remove the inside door panel frame.
Disconnect the electrical wiring.
Remove the equalizer arm bracket mounting bolts.
Remove the window regulator mounting bolts and remove the regulator (with the power window motor attached) through the service hole.

Thanks for using 2CarPros. Com!
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Friday, February 19th, 2021 AT 7:15 PM (Merged)
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ISYMESHOE
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  • 1997 TOYOTA CAMRY
My car temp gauge fell during a snowstorm and the windows became fogged. Later the motor on the drivers side when out I can hear the motor but the window will not move?
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Friday, February 19th, 2021 AT 7:15 PM (Merged)
Tiny
DL AUTOSHOP
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Hello, I'm Danny.

It sounds like you are having an issue with the window regulator. You will have to remove the door panel to gain access. Here are tutorials to get you started to remove the door panel and the window regulator:

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/door-panel-removal

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-check-and-replace-a-electric-power-window-motor

I've attached picture steps below on how to replace the power window regulator on your car. Hope this helps and thanks for using 2CarPros.
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