Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Driver's side window not going up or down.

asked by on

My driver's side window will not go up or down. I took it to a shop and they put it up and placed a screw in it to keep it up. They said the door was damaged, but I feel like it can be fixed. Maybe it just needs a new track, or to be bent back into place.

A: What the shop is talking about is that the ...

What the shop is talking about is that the mounting points for the window regulator that holds the window have stripped out, or are broken. Depending on how and what is damaged, repair may be possible. However, the opposite could also be true; the door may need to be replaced. I would ask for assistance from one of the mechanics at YourMechanic to come to you and examine the window not going up or down issue, as well as your door, to see what needs to be repaired.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Save up to 30%

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Power loss, check engine light comes on and off

It seems you have a few things going on. As far as the steering issue goes, this may be fixed by having the vehicles suspension alignment adjusted. Next, have an experienced technician, like one from YourMechanic, scan the vehicle and...

Q: Doesn't restart after water pump replacement.

I'm afraid that you may have a problem with your timing belt. The big toothed belt that drives the water pump also drives the camshafts. If this belt fails during operation, you can have some pretty serious engine damage. For...

Q: My stereo & all windows will not roll up I hear no music stereo will not come on neither one of the widows will roll up it just stopp

This is often times traced to broken or shorted wires. I would recommend tracing the wires from the stereo from the back of the dash under the seats to the speakers as melted or broken wires are often times a...

Related articles

How Long Does a Distributor O Ring Last?
The distributor is part of the ignition system in your vehicle and its purpose is to route high voltage from the ignition coil to the spark plug. The spark plug then...
P0240 OBD-II Trouble Code: Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance
P0240 code definition Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance What the P0240 code means P0240 is an OBD-II generic code triggered when the Engine Control Module (ECM) detects the intake boost...
P2428 OBD-II Trouble Code: Exhaust Gas Temperature Too High Bank 1
P2428 code definition A P2428 trouble code signifies that the PCM has detected a problem in the exhaust gas temperature sensor circuit in bank 1, which subsequently contains the number one...