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lonestarjeff    Posted 12-23-2018 at 20:34:53 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • The trucks are really giving me grief this month. I was out in the expedition today & when I went to roll down the drivers window it went about half way when the little adhesive shoes came lose & the regulator was free to go up & down. The glass stuck, but the regulator still controlled by the switch.

    The rubber rain sill is snug enough to hold the glass up, so I manually pushed the glass up & taped it for extra insurance. This afternoon I pulled the panel off to have a look & maybe repair. Problem is, now the regulator is completely locked in the up position & the switch no longer operates it...no idea what changed from earlier.

    I hate to pull out that regulator/motor assembly, but I don't know what else to do.

    steveVa    Posted 12-23-2018 at 23:07:19 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Mine has done this twice before. There is a youtube video that tells how to fix it. You need to drill a hole where the window motor is mounted so you can loosen the motor to get it un jambed. It is easier then it sounds at first. I will se if I can find a link to the video. If I remember correctly, the trick is to loosen the bolts, but not to take them all the way out.

    steveVa    Posted 12-23-2018 at 23:29:58 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Re: truck window stuck Here is the link.
  • https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://www.youtube.com/watch%3Fv%3D8jA37CnHYwo&ved=2ahUKEwjQxuX4y7ffAhWHpFkKHUXBCRgQjjgwB3oECAEQAQ&usg=AOvVaw3ACw7docivCnL4eCB-MXmk

    Here is the link.
    The thing I found was that the hole drilled was bigger then 3/8 to get to the bolts that hold the window motor. There are 2 indented places on the door where you drill. Then I just loosened the three bolts that hold the motor and then hit the down switch. Then I just put the window lifter down a third so I could glue the glass back into the U tabs.
    5hen I raised the window up but I tightened the window motor bolts first. Then I pushed th window up tight so the window seats well in the U while the glue dries.
    Hope this helps.

    lonestarjeff    Posted 12-26-2018 at 00:16:40 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Re: truck window stuck Here is the link.
  • LoL, I just now see your response. The motor & regulator assembly on mine was riveted to the door, so drilled them all & pulled it out. The motor, of course, started working again as soon as I pulled it out. I scrounged up several mismatch hex screws, washers, & nuts to bolt the assembly back into the door.

    Since the two shoes had pulled lose from the glass I had to clean off old adhesive residue from everything & re-glue. I used E6000, mounted the shoes on the glass, & rolled it to the top. We'll see how it holds after leaving it up a couple of days.

    steveVa    Posted 12-26-2018 at 19:19:03 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Re: truck window stuck Here is the link.
  • The rivets hold the whole assembly to the door. If you drill the holes you can loosen the motor to get it un-jambed without removing the rivets. Glad you got it fixed. The first time mine did that was when the window was frozen in place and I tried to lower the window. Now I do not lower windows when it freezes.

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