Q: I was replacing the power window motor and the clips that hold it in place broke, what can I do so I can use my window?

asked by on

There are 3 tabs and 2 clips. Both clips broke and 2 tabs broke.

My car has 96000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Hello and thank you for contacting YourMechanic. You will have to remove the window regulator from the door. Take a flat tip screwdriver and use it to pry off the broken part of the clip. You will need to get a new clip and install it into the regulator. Then install the window regulator back into the door. You need to use the clips that are designed to hold up the regulator so the window track will be in the correct position to seal the window when shut. If you need further assistance diagnosing your vehicle, then seek out a professional, such as one from YourMechanic.

Was this answer helpful?
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. I was replacing the power window motor and the clips that hold it in place broke, what can I do so I can use my window?

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Q: Why wont my car start?

You should try testing the battery first. Verify it's good and at least 75% charged. Because your car has a PassKey theft deterrent system, a faulty ignition lock cylinder can cause this on your '95 Monte Carlo. There should be...

Q: Q: Intake manifold

Hi Danny. Thanks for the question. You should probably read this article on the symptoms of bad or damaged intake manifold gaskets, as leaking gaskets or a crack in the manifold will typically display the same symptoms. The article has...

Q: Cannot access top left bolt on ignition coil 2006 Impala 3.9.

You will need to disconnect the MAP sensor and the coil connector for access to top bolt.

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...
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...
Rules of the Road For Iowa Drivers
Driving on the roads requires knowledge of the rules, many of which are based on common sense and courtesy. However, even though you know the rules in...