It looks like I am going to have to replace my front driver's side power window regulator soon - it is making a bad sound when i power the window down and also the window glass seems to be loose and clunking when I close the door with the window partially or all the way down. These may be two separate issues. I think the motor itself is fine.
In looking at replacement window regulators I see two options. The lower cost option ($50-70) is to just by the regulator cable/pulley/gear assembly.
So, my question is, once I have the door apart and the glass out, is it relatively easy to install a new cable/pulley/gear regulator assembly, or would I be better off buying a pre-installed regulator on a new metal plate?
Note, I know how to take the door apart as I have done this before to change out the door lock/latch module.
Looking at the same repair job on my son' 2000 GLX Wagon, bought the replacement unit from
1AAuto which is significantly less than ECS and was here in 1 day. Free Shipping, BTW
They have a nice Video Tutorial on their website on how to do this, including tools needed so It really
does not look that hard, you have drill rivets out that hold the speaker in the 'plate' and replace with
screws. The Driver Door is much more complex as it has all the wiring for controls and such