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How i I initiATE THE TEST WHEN THE WINDOWS ARE ALL THE WAY DOWN AND I CAN'T GET THEM TO COME UP
Steve how do I take the doors off and is it normal for both regulators to fail at the same precise time, that is just baffling to me
True statement but I have been operating the windows to determine how long it takesbefore i get no noise at all. I mean its real quick. I lift the switch up I hear a noise coming from that window as though its trying and then nothing
I know it seems odd that both rear window regulators would fail just like that at the same time, even though they are never used.
That is exactly the problem because they are never used, the window glass becomes almost fused to the window guide weather stripping and to lower the glass takes a lot more effort. At the top and bottom of the window regulators are plastic (brittle) pulleys that the steel cable runs on, these normally break over time. But in your case all the extra effort needed has most likely broken these pulleys.
And this is why you cant move the windows anymore once it fails like this the steel cable gets caught up in the motor mechanism and hence the grinding noise for a few seconds but no movement.
I have posted a picture of the rear window regulator and you can see the fragile plastic pulleys on the top and bottom of the regulator.
Ok the last technician stated he had instructions for removing the door panels, pleas provide
Locate the wood grain/metallic panel that runs the length of the
door panel. Using your Plastic panel removal tool, pry from the front edge and carefully work your
way toward the back of the panel. There is a small hook that slides inward towards the rear of the panel.
Now to remove the door handle trim carefully pry the trim outwards. Then you can remove the screws and then pry out the door panel.
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