Post by coradaaurora on Mar 17, 2018 12:06:32 GMT -6
So my 2002 auora 3.5 has managed to terrify me, as well as my passengers. It already sucks thats our windows can only roll half way down, but NOW... My left rear window has a regulator malfunction that scares the crap out of whoever rolls the window down, even me! Usually when you roll the window down, you pull the window switch down until it stops on its own.. about half way. Well, this window rolls down and stops half way but the regulator continues to spin as long as you hold the switch, making a loud sound that sounds like spinning the big wheel in Wheel of Forture or Price Is Right.. but picture that making a LOUD sound while youre driving! Passengers have been frightened because i forget to mention it. I have tried to resort to the window locks but i sometimes forget. Ive replaced this same regulator before when i went completley out, and now its become a pest. When i control the window switch, i have to roll the window up or down in small motion to prevent the window from making the horrid sound that can even be confused for gun shots.. its that bad. The window works fine which is why i have replaced it. Could this be a bad regulator or bad installation? What should I be looking for?
IIRC, the motors have an internal thermal switch. At the end of range, holding the button causes electrical resistance (heat), tripping the switch, and disabling the motor. This happens very quickly, and recovers very quickly, you shouldn't hear the ratcheting sound you describe...
Replace the motor/regulator or QUIT HOLDING DOWN THE WINDOW SWITCH, lol!
deff replace regulator i think dorman has lifetime warranty.
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I have to agree with the diagnosis. It sounds like a bad window regulator. I've had issues with mine before but that's when the wiring goes off tracking it ends of grinding in the gears and it sounds pretty bad. They're not hard to switch out. The rather simple to do. All you need is of 10 mm socket and then extension. I also recommend taping the window all the way to the closed position