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Power Window Regulator Spring install
« on: June 17, 2006, 01:23:59 PM »
How do you install the power window regulator spring?

Went to fix the broken power window on my RC and the spring was in the bottom of the door.  The regulator had been replaced before as all the rivits were already ground off and replaced with 1/4" x 1/2" bolts.

The real problem was the plastic wedges between the motor gear and window gear were totally ground up.  I fixed the window motor/gear, but I'm not sur how to re-install the spring.

No matter how I position it, it seems to want to be very tight, is this normal? 
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Re: Power Window Regulator Spring install
« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2006, 06:30:25 PM »
it should be tight/pushing towards the window go,in up / the motor pulls it down / l dont know if you ever noticed but a window motor strains on the way down and flys go,in up
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Re: Power Window Regulator Spring install
« Reply #2 on: November 29, 2007, 04:07:37 PM »
Were you ever able to get the spring back on the regulator?  I have the same problem right now on my 87 ramcharger.  Without the spring there, as it is now, it'll go down fine, but not up without manual help.  I cannot figure out how to compress the spring to get it back in place!
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Re: Power Window Regulator Spring install
« Reply #3 on: November 29, 2007, 05:21:56 PM »
I have done it but I don't think I can explain it correctly. You will need to have the regulator out on the floor though.

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Re: Power Window Regulator Spring install
« Reply #4 on: December 1, 2007, 02:44:23 AM »
just as a warning, wear gloves with steel finger tips in them. i dont have a pic of it, but a few months ago i almost permanently removed the end of my finger messing with one of those things, the nail still hasnt grown all the way back. they are under a fairly large amount of tension. and as greg stated, you will need the regulator out of the door to get it back in if it came out

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Re: Power Window Regulator Spring install
« Reply #5 on: December 1, 2007, 10:08:11 AM »
Take the reg out of the door and reinstall everything on a solidly mounted table-top vice.  There is a LOT of tension when that spring is properly installed.
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Re: Power Window Regulator Spring install
« Reply #6 on: December 1, 2007, 10:56:05 AM »
This is the proper way the spring should be oriented.



It'll be a tight fit, but that's how it goes.  Be very carefull because they are under alot of pressure.  Once you get it in place clamp them together and install the motor.
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