Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: How do I fix the window on the driver side?

asked by on

I have power windows. My car window was rolled up. I tried to roll it down and it would not go completely down. I could roll it back up and the back down to the position it would no go any further too. I tried pushing it down it went down but now when I try to roll the window up it goes 2 inches up and then I hear the motor making it go immediately back down. It's not liking it is falling the motor is still working just not correctly. Also when I hold the button up it stays up at the 2 inches. I try to pull it up when I'm holding it there but it doesn't improve. I'm not sure if I'm not strong enough or it just won't move. I can't get it to work correctly. What seems to be the problem? Do I need to replace the motor or is it something else?

My car has 111 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

A: Hi, thanks for writing in. It sounds like i...

Hi, thanks for writing in. It sounds like it is time to replace the motor and regulator assembly in your car. The regulator is binding and the motor has a circuit protection kicking out due to the overload. If you would like help with this replacement, consider having an expert automotive technician from YourMechanic come to your home or office to perform the replacement for you.

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: My truck won't start ir turnover

Hi there. Based on what you've described above, it appears you've got one of those electrical gremlins that is simply hard to pinpoint. The battery issue may be caused by damage to electrical wiring within the charging system (from the...

Q: Interior lights and automatic windows won't work.

Hi, thanks for writing in. You're definitely on the right track. I would recommend checking all of the fuses, due to the fact that the manual doesn't specify a fuse diagram. A quick way to do this is using a...

Q: Transmission problem 3rd gear

Hey there. This is something your car will do when going into "safe mode" which can happen when the ECM detects something is wrong with any of the car's systems. This is a safety feature to keep you and the...

Related articles

How Do Power Car Windows Increase Passenger Safety?
Power windows are responsible for approximately 2,000 emergency room visits every year. When a power window closes, it exerts enough force to bruise or break bones, crush fingers, or restrict an airway. Though...
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...
P2103 OBD-II Trouble Code: Throttle Actuator Control Motor Circuit High
P2103 means there is a fault with the throttle actuator control motor circuit, likely due to a defective electrical component or part.