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Old 04-17-2006, 09:33 PM
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Removing window regulator with the window stuck up

The driver's window in my TE is stuck in the up position -- motor only clicks when power applied to the motor contacts. I have a new motor and regulator in case I need them and it's not just a dry regulator problem, but I can't figure out from the service manual how I can get the regulator out with the window up -- book says you have to drop the window all the way down!

Any help greatly appreciated!

Peter

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Old 04-17-2006, 10:17 PM
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you're gonna have to remove the door panel to access the regulator, then you can lower the window manually and remove the regulator.
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Old 04-18-2006, 11:24 AM
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I had the same problem on the right front window of my 87 300e. I had pulled the door panel and unbolted the unit, and pushed and pulled every which way, with no success. Then, I called my indy (see forum "good repair shops-New York"). He said before I come over, I should have someone push the console switch down while I simultaneously hit the motor lightly with a hammer. Although I snickered to myself when he said this, I tried it. It worked!! The window went down, and now it continues to operate. I have to lube the tracks so it can move smoothly-the plastic bits are all fine. Others have posted here that the window motors usually are not the culprit. So, if my window again quits, hopefully this technique will allow me to lower it for easy removal and replacement. Otherwise the unit apparently has to be cut because the motor locks the regulator jaws, making it immobile. Hope this helps.
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Old 04-18-2006, 09:39 PM
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Thanks Richard.

I was afraid of having to cut the regulator (nasty springs, what?). I'm assuming it's stuck, and the car has 216,000 miles on it, so I may replace it anyway.

I will try the hammer trick this weekend -- I need to put a new door check in anyway (second one since I got the car, new one failed in four years).

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Old 04-22-2006, 11:33 PM
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Also pull motor off and lube the worm gear

if you have access. It has rescued every Bosch window motor that balked on me.
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Old 06-15-2012, 02:39 PM
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Realize this is an old thread, but

I have the same problem on our 85 W123 300D.

Window is up. Motor is bad.

(removed motor and commutator/brushes were covered in oil. After cleaning still won't run even although it seems it should)

I have several spare regulators and motors but need to get old window lift out first. And according to manual it has to be lowered.

I thought that I might be able to rotate the motor armature by hand and slowly lower the window. But that doesn't seem to work.

Had posted about this in diesel forum, but thought this thread was more applicable to immediate problem! and might get wider audience
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Old 06-15-2012, 04:20 PM
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Not to worry - I was able to get regulator out.

Once I removed the 5 regulator blts/nuts, I was able to get the regulator bracked over te edge of the door opening and move it down a bit (having motor already off might have helped). I was able to get it down enough to get the forward bolt off the window bar. The other other one then could be accessed through the elongated hole.

Just thought I should document that it can be done with window initially up and motor dead.

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