Wing window motor

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Wing window motor

Post by bwssr » Thu May 17, 2018 12:20 pm

What is the best way to remove and replace the motor for the wing window?
I was in the army stationed at Ft. Lewis in November 1973. I bought my 65 Thunderbird near there and was hooked on Thunderbirds ever since.

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Re: Wing window motor

Post by bwssr » Thu May 17, 2018 5:31 pm

On a 66 Thunderbird.
I was in the army stationed at Ft. Lewis in November 1973. I bought my 65 Thunderbird near there and was hooked on Thunderbirds ever since.

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Re: Wing window motor

Post by paulr » Thu May 17, 2018 9:51 pm

The vent window regulator is a entire assembly--window plus frame plus regulator--that is removed from the door which acts as its case. It's held in there by a few large screws. Pull the whole thing up and out and then it's easy to replace the motor on your bench. To get there first you have to remove the door panel. An Osborn diagram is helpful to know what to unbolt and what to leave in place. Good luck.
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Re: Wing window motor

Post by bwssr » Fri May 18, 2018 3:05 pm

I wrestled with that for over 2 hours and it would not come out. I tried from every angle. You sure the motor doesn't have to come off 1st?
I was in the army stationed at Ft. Lewis in November 1973. I bought my 65 Thunderbird near there and was hooked on Thunderbirds ever since.

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