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Q: how to replace window regulator

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how do i replace the window regulators on my 2005 mercury grand marquis

My car has 1400000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

A: You first have to remove door panel. You wi...

You first have to remove door panel. You will have to knock out the center of the 5 rivets holding regulator to door and the 2 rivets holding the regulator to window track using a small pin punch. If you do not knock out the center of rivets then you will have a very hard time drilling them out. Drill out the window rivets first and support the window from falling. Drill and remove remaining 5 rivets holding the regulator on and disconnect motor electrical connection. Remove regulator from door and install new one. Transfer the motor first if the regulator came without a motor. When installing a new regulator, use new rivets or bolts and nuts using red loctite. If you would rather have an expert take care of this for you, consider YourMechanic, as a certified technician can come replace the window regulator at your home or office.

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