REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
Do NOT place your hands or fingers in the sector gear area where they can be pinched by the small movements of the regulator linkage.
See Figure 1
- If possible, move the window to the fully closed position.
- Remove the door trim panel and window regulator, as outlined earlier in this section.
Failure to clamp the sector gear to the mounting plate when removing the motor can result in injury.
- Secure the sector gear and mounting plate with a C-clamp. This will prevent a sudden and forceful movement of the regulator when the motor is removed.
- Remove the 3 mounting screws that secure the motor gear box to the regulator.
- Remove the motor from the regulator.
- Install a new motor on the regulator by positioning the motor gear box so that it engages the regulator sector teeth.
- A slight rotational or rocking motion may be necessary to bring the 3 motor gear box screw holes into proper position.
- Install the 3 gear box screws and one tie down bracket screw, if applicable. Tighten to 50-70 inch lbs. (5.6-8 Nm).
- Install the regulator and door trim panel.
- Connect the negative battery cable.
See Figure 2
- If possible, position the window so it is not in the fully open or closed position.
- Disconnect the negative battery cable.
- Remove the door trim panel.
- If equipped, detach the wiring connector from the motor.
- Remove the 3 nuts attaching the window regulator/motor housing to the door inner panel. This will allow the motor/housing to be moved to the lower door inner panel opening since the cables will flex.
- Turn the motor/housing for access to the 3 nuts attaching the motor to the housing.
- Remove the 3 nuts attaching the motor to the housing.
- Remove the motor from the housing. Be careful not to pull the cable drum from the housing, as the motor shaft will tend to pull the drum with it.
- Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure.