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Old 08-10-2009, 02:05 PM
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rear driver side power window motor replacement

I have had my power window stop working on me. I took the paneling off the door and found the plastic clip the connects to the bottom metal bracket that is glued to the window that the pulley cables connect to has broken apart. I brought the plastic piece to the dealer to buy another and I could only buy a new power window motor assembly. The assembly includes a track with pulley and cables that connect to a motor. There is 5 bolts total that connect to the door, I removed the old track and motor and replaced it with the new track and motor. Here is where I am stumped. The window has a black metal brack glued to it. In the middle of the the bracket is this rivot thing that is about the size of a dime. It holds a 3 inch steel bar that used to connect to the clip that broke. The new motor assembly has a completely different plastic clip that moves up and down on the motor track. It too has a steel bar that petrudes from it that has a hole in it that looks like it matches up perfectly with the button size rivot piece. now the 2 steel brackets are kinda interferening with each other. So I don't know how to get the track to mate with the window to pull it up or down. does the 2 steel brackets mate some how? Do I need to remove the rivot piece and take 1 steel bar off and then mate it to the track? How does the steel rivot piece come off or maybe it doesn't? Any help with mating the power window track to the metal bracket that is glued to the bottom of the window would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 08-10-2009, 03:01 PM
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I forgot to mention that I have a 2002 ford explorer
 
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Old 08-10-2009, 03:07 PM
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I replaced only the motor. The old motor's plastic drive gear was deformed causing it to jam. This was also on the rear driver side window. My truck is a 2002XLT.

I bought a new replacement motor from a seller on eBay. That was two years ago. It was a great price, however about a year later, it was back to the same condition... not working.

Maybe Ford redesigned the part? Don't know.
 
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Old 08-10-2009, 03:32 PM
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I think Ford redesigned the assembly that is why I am a bit perplexed on how to mate it to the window. Its track/pulley/ and motor system is somewhat different than the original.
 
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Old 08-14-2009, 07:37 AM
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Anyone have an idea or is familiar with how the rear power window track/pulley/motor assembly attach to the bottom portion of the window so that it can pull the window up and down on a 2002 Explorer?
 
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Old 08-15-2009, 01:59 PM
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Originally Posted by bigacre View Post
Anyone have an idea or is familiar with how the rear power window track/pulley/motor assembly attach to the bottom portion of the window so that it can pull the window up and down on a 2002 Explorer?
You have to carefully drill out the rivet(s) (I think there are 2) that hold the bracket plate to the glass. Replace with short screws, nuts and lockwashers. Good luck.
 
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Old 08-17-2009, 08:59 AM
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Thanks for the info..

I drilled out the dime size rivot just 1. Removed the old bracket, The new bracket is allready part of the motor pulley system. Screwed the new bracket to the metal plate that is glued to the window with a 6mm screw and lock nut. Works like a champ thanks. There is a small access hole at the bottom of the door to allow for drilling out of the rivot.

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Old 08-17-2009, 12:57 PM
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Thanks for the feedback. I have one rear window that quit working in my 2002 also. I haven't gotten into it yet but hopefully I can get away with replacing only the motor instead of the whole regulator.
 
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Old 08-26-2009, 01:35 PM
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Thanks for posting your solution! I have an '03 that just had the window go down and not come back up. Could hear the motor working as it should. Once I got the door panel off I didn't find any extra pieces in the bottom but figured something came un-hooked. Now I know what to look for!

Does anyone have a diagram of the inside of the door and the mechanism?
 
 
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