Replace Window Motor on Front Passenger Door

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robbar1
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Replace Window Motor on Front Passenger Door

Post by robbar1 » Fri May 18, 2018 1:16 pm

The power window motor stopped working - both driver and passenger switch dont activate it. So I tested the motor with a 12v battery jumpering the 4-wire connector at the motor as directed in another forum post... and motor didnt activate.

I have a rebuilt motor now and need advice on replacing it. The window is in the down position and I see the motor as in this pic Image and see the motor from inside door shell like this pic Image. In order to replace the motor, can I simply loosen the window regulator bolts to slide the motor over a tad bit to get at the motor bolts? As the window is in down position, if I pull the motor and replace will I face other issues like the spring on window regulator activating or other? Any guidance on replacing is appreciated.
All the Best,
Rob
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stevegintn
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Re: Replace Window Motor on Front Passenger Door

Post by stevegintn » Sun May 27, 2018 9:39 am

Rob, I hired a window guy to come to my house last year to replace both my front window motors (paid him a Ben Franklin to each side, done in 2 trips, and was well-worth it!).

As I recall, yes, he had to loosen (or remove?) each regulator to get to the motor bolts.

Good luck!
Steve G.
'62 TBird HT
'61 TBird HT (parts car)
'02 Sportrac 4x4
'49 Ford 8N

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Re: Replace Window Motor on Front Passenger Door

Post by stevegintn » Tue May 29, 2018 9:53 am

Rob, I got an email this morning, that you had sent me a notification here (altho now, I don't see it?) to ask about the guy who helped me replace my motors - he's local, of course - I am in the Memphis, TN area.
Steve G.
'62 TBird HT
'61 TBird HT (parts car)
'02 Sportrac 4x4
'49 Ford 8N

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Re: Replace Window Motor on Front Passenger Door

Post by robbar1 » Tue Jun 05, 2018 5:33 pm

Thanks Steve and Everyone. It was a little bit of a challenge due to tight conditions, but I was able to replace the motor with window in down position by removing the 4 regulator bolts on the door shell and sliding the assembly inside the door forward. Replaced with rebuilt from Pat Wilson, greased rollers / tracks and it works like a charm. As you may saw in my earlier pics, the stamp/code seem to indicate this was the original motor that lasted a long 56 years!

Thx,
Rob
All the Best,
Rob
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