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Old 04-29-2018, 07:37 PM
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Driver's side power window

What is causing my window to come down way to fast. It was working properly then it stopped working. I took the panel off and could hear a click coming from the motor. I took the motor and window assembly out and after reinstalling it the window is not working properly. It goes down so fast it is uncontrollable. Will hit hard on the bottom and the gears jam and I have to start to take the motor out before it starts to go up and down again. What did I do wrong? I gave up after working on it for over 6 hours got real tired of taking the motor out and trying to get it back in the tracks.
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Did you put the spring back in the wrong way?
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Old 05-06-2018, 11:08 AM
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I'm with Stubbie on this one. 4 ways to install and only one works. Make sure it is winding tight as it goes down.
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Not only does the spring need to tighten as the window goes down - it must also have tension in the up position. I had a window that went down ZIP but up real slow. I took out the assembly then operated to motor until it was free of the gear wheel, brought the arm all the way around (tightening the spring) then engaged the gear wheel on the motor gear. Goes up and down real nice now. When putting the motor back in, I put the nylon roller in the track and then operate the switch and adjust the window till they are close then push the window peg into the nylon roller.
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I must be slow. Can you simplify your fix. I know once you've done one it seems easy, but not so for a first time fix i this area. Thanks though, I sorta get it.

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