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How much does Window Motor Regulator Replacement cost?

It depends on the type of car you drive and the auto repair shop you go to. Our mechanics are mobile, which means they don't have the overhead that repair shops have. They provide you convenience by coming to your home or office.

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2003 Ford Taurus $213 $128.68 $84.00 17% $257.68
2007 Chevrolet HHR $184 $114.38 $70.00 16% $221.88
2005 Honda Odyssey $188 $103.98 $84.00 19% $232.98
2010 Mazda Tribute $161 $91.02 $70.00 18% $198.52
2009 Chevrolet Aveo5 $202 $131.64 $70.00 15% $239.14
2004 GMC Canyon $215 $145.10 $70.00 14% $252.60
2010 Volkswagen Jetta $493 $401.54 $91.00 9% $541.29
2007 Acura RL $458 $366.58 $91.00 9% $506.33
2006 Audi A4 Quattro $776 $650.22 $126.00 8% $843.72
2005 Audi Allroad Quattro $766 $646.52 $119.00 7% $829.27
2005 Mercedes-Benz ML350 $518 $357.49 $161.00 14% $604.74
2006 Audi TT $833 $665.16 $168.00 9% $923.16
2004 Land Rover Freelander $232 $147.74 $84.00 16% $276.74
2004 Porsche Boxster $1260 $1022.22 $238.00 9% $1387.72
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Window Motor Regulator Replacement Service

What is the Window Motor/Regulator Assembly all about?

The window regulator typically has over a dozen components that help it move up or down in a very specific fashion throughout the entire raising or lowering of your windows. These components all work together in two unique assemblies: the scissor style window regulator and the cable operated window regulator.

There are scissor-style window regulators that operate like a giant pair of scissors inside your door. They’re usually almost flat when your window is all the way down and in a near perfect X when the window is all the way up. You can look at a scissor style regulator as having several thick pieces of steel that keep the window in place. It’s sturdy, but requires a strong motor that often wears out before everything else.

Cable-operated window regulators use a near vertical cable to help the window get into the right position. It’s a more compact design that puts less stress on the motor. But it is also more susceptible towards breaking due to the increased stress that the pulley and cable must harness to raise and lower your window. In most cases, a cable operated window regulator is composed of one thick piece of metal with a pulley and wire attached to it -- along with a more compact motor.

The electric motor is designed to withstand a certain number of raises and lowerings of your window. While the regulator helps hold the window in place, the motor provides the force needed to make the window stay exactly where you like.

Keep in mind:

  • A window regulator assembly is composed of two components: a motor and a regulator. These components when replaced typically require you to deal with the removal of your door panel, clips, and in certain cases, even the removal of rivets and the specific removal of multiple related components.

  • A window regulator assembly is usually a complicated piece of equipment that can require specialized tools and a lot of patience -- work best left to a professional mechanic.

How it's done:

  • The inside door panel is removed
  • The electrical connection is disconnected and motor removed
  • The window regulator is replaced
  • The window motor is reinstalled
  • The inside door panel is reinstalled and the window is tested

Our recommendation:

If your window is gradually beginning to slow down it’s often better to take care of it while the window can be shut. Once a window regulator stops working completely, it rarely starts working again unless you have other issues that can be identified by a mechanical inspection.

You should have it inspected by a professional mechanic who can test the multiple components that provide the power needed to make the window and regulator assembly work properly.

What common symptoms indicate you may need to replace the Window Motor/Regulator Assembly?

  • If your window is going down ever more slowly, stopping, or needs several presses of the power window button to close, chances are your motor is wearing out.

  • The window regulator assembly can also get off track or completely detach from the window. If you find that the window doesn’t close evenly or hear banging noises inside your door, that assembly may need a closer look.

How important is this service?

A properly operating window motor and regulator allow you, your passengers, and your car's interior to remain dry and safe. Sometimes a window regulator will stop working entirely without the window being fully closed. So of course, getting this service done sooner is better than waiting for an outright failure to occur..

The interiors and power features of your vehicle can also get damaged due to one heavy rainfall that can happen when you least suspect it. So if you’re having issues now, keep you and your car dry by having the issues looked at.

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Travis

8 years of experience
22 reviews
Travis
8 years of experience
Travis was excellent. He was very professional, and personable. Replaced my window regulator with no problems
2010 DODGE AVENGER - WINDOW MOTOR / REGULATOR ASSEMBLY REPLACEMENT (DRIVER SIDE FRONT) - ROCKWALL, TEXAS

Matthew

29 years of experience
135 reviews
Matthew
29 years of experience
He showed up on time, got the job done very fast. Would definitely recommend him to anyone, he was awesome!
2008 CHRYSLER PT CRUISER - WINDOW MOTOR / REGULATOR ASSEMBLY REPLACEMENT (DRIVER SIDE FRONT) - HAMPTON, VIRGINIA

Michael

21 years of experience
107 reviews
Michael
21 years of experience
Prompt. Service was provided as expected. Great convenience in that Your Mechanic makes house calls. Repairs were completed quickly and accurately. Will definitely use again as one of my cars is driven by my 70+ year old mother who has a hard time making it to the dealership for service. Seeing how Your Mechanic is 20-25% more cost effective than the dealership AND makes house calls this is the way to go. Mike was great even though we had to reschedule the original appointment as the parts supplier did not receive my parts in time for the first appointment. Rescheduling was easy and Mike was on time.
2009 HYUNDAI SONATA - WINDOW MOTOR / REGULATOR ASSEMBLY REPLACEMENT (PASSENGER SIDE FRONT) - CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA

Jose

6 years of experience
178 reviews
Jose
6 years of experience
Jose was very polite and efficient. Will tell my family and friends about his very good service. He did a great job. Thank you, Jose.
2005 BUICK LACROSSE - WINDOW MOTOR / REGULATOR ASSEMBLY REPLACEMENT (DRIVER SIDE REAR) - LARGO, FLORIDA

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