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BenS.
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Jun 15, 2009, 9:19 PM

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I've got a problem with the driver's side window of my 1991 Mercury Cougar. I can't seem to get the window to go down. I purchased the vehicle a few days ago, and I knew of the problem beforehand. The seller was an old man, and had no intention of fixing the problem. I figured it may have been off the track, and that it would be an easy fix, but the window is on it's track.

What confuses me more is that if I press the up or down buttons, the motor will run for as long as I hold the button. I don't want to say that the window "tries to go down" as it hardly moves at all, but the little X that moves the window up and down does move the slightest little bit. This isn't my biggest problem with the car, but it is extremely annoying, especially on these hot days. Any suggestions would be great! Thanks!


Hammer Time
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Jun 16, 2009, 4:09 AM

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If you can hear the motor activate in either direction, then what you have is a bad regulator.

Here are the instructions for changing that.



  1. Remove door trim panel and watershield.
  2. Lower glass to access holes in door inner panel. Remove two nut and washer assemblies retaining glass to glass bracket.
  3. Prop the glass in the full-up position.
  4. Disconnect the electric motor wiring.
  5. Remove two nut and washer assemblies retaining regulator equalizer bracket.
  6. Remove the four rivets attaching regulator to door inner panel as follows:
    • Remove the center pin from each rivet with a drift punch.
    • Using a 6mm drill, drill out the remaining of the rivet using care not to enlarge the sheet metal retaining holes.
  1. Remove regulator through door access hole.

Installation

  1. With glass in full-up position, install window regulator through access hole in door inner panel.
  2. Position regulator base plate to door inner panel and install four rivets.
  3. Install regulator equalizer bracket to regulator and loosely assemble with two nut and washer assemblies.
  4. Install regulator glass bracket drive channel to glass and secure with two nut and washer assemblies. Tighten nut and washer assemblies to 9-14 N-m (7-10 lb-ft) .
  5. Connect electric motor wiring.
  6. Lower door glass approximately 75mm (3 inch) from full-up position.
  7. With door open, place hands on each side of glass and pull glass fully into door glass run assembly at B-pillar.
  8. Apply a downward pressure on the equalizer bracket and tighten two nuts and washer assemblies. Tighten to 9-14 N-m (7-10 lb-ft) .
  9. Cycle door glass to ensure proper operation.
  10. Install door trim panel and watershield.





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BenS.
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Jun 16, 2009, 9:00 AM

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Thank you very, very much! Smile


Hammer Time
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Jun 16, 2009, 9:22 AM

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Your welcome............




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