89 caravan auto window broke-easy fix?

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by adam, Jul 14, 2003.

  1. adam

    adam Guest


    my driver side window stopped working the other day. you can hear the
    motor goin, but the window is 'limp' and falls down when i try to pick
    it out of the door well.

    is this something i might be able to fix if i take apart the door, or
    should i not even bother. i think it's supposed to rain tomorrow so...

    any help will be much appreciated,
    adam, Jul 14, 2003
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    Neil Nelson Guest

    There is a "ladder" tape which is part of the regulator
    which strips/breaks, sounds like what happened to yours.

    New ladder tape is available from your dealer -or- from your
    local NAPA store.

    Do-able job for someone with basic mechanical skills.
    Neil Nelson, Jul 14, 2003
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    David Allen Guest

    Agreed. The part is about $20 where ever I've looked, Including the dealer,
    Napa and Autozone. Requires removing the door trim, including the
    handle/armrest and the power door lock/ window control panel. You have to
    remove the glass and the plastic piece it attaches to. The old tape will be
    broken and you have to make sure you get all the pieces out. The new tape
    must be trimed to the right length, so keep the old tape (pieces) to use as
    a measure. It definitely is not hard, but the first time around it's a
    little confusing.

    Be careful removing the door trim. It's held onto the door using clips that
    can break, even though they're metal. There's a plastic covered foam
    sheeting under the door trim. Just peel it back carefully to get access to
    the inside of the door where the glass and tape are.
    David Allen, Jul 15, 2003
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