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Old 09-22-2010, 10:06 AM
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Drivers side rear window motor, 1997 Crew Cab

The window motor on the drivers side rear went out on me. I am having trouble getting it out. The window is stuck about half-way down but that isn't restricting my access to the motor. Is there a secret or a trick to get these out? My wife is going to attempt to remove and replace it this weekend, I am currently deployed, and she does not want to take it to a shop. She is hard headed and convinced that she can do it by herself but the Haynes manual I have doesn't prove to be very helpful for her. Is there anywhere I can find a step by step approach, preferably with pictures, that I can send to here to help her out. I have searched and had no luck. Any help will be greatly appreciated.
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i dont have pictures but i found the easiest way to replace the motor was to cut the metal around where it mounted the holes in the doors are small as hell so i just cut the door just enough to get the motor out .
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Old 09-28-2010, 04:46 AM
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I thought about that, I just didn't want to comprimise the structural integrity of the door. I'll give it a shot though. Thanks.
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i dont think it will .... your just citting a few pieces not very big .....and remember once that motor is out the window will wanna fall down so make sure u hold it or put a piece of wood under it ... i had to drive with a piece of wood for a day and it was ify since our strick ride so smooth
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WAIT WAIT WAIT WAIT! On the door itself...... where you see the motor their are small dimples on the door metal itself where the bolts are. you need to drill them to 1/2" holes. that will allow you to insert a 1/4" 7mm deep socket in to remove the bolts that hold the motor to the regulator. I know this is late but hope it helps
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WAIT WAIT WAIT WAIT! On the door itself...... where you see the motor their are small dimples on the door metal itself where the bolts are. you need to drill them to 1/2" holes. that will allow you to insert a 1/4" 7mm deep socket in to remove the bolts that hold the motor to the regulator. I know this is late but hope it helps
That's funny you say that. I haven't had the chance to do any cutting yet. In a couple of weeks I will. But, I was just reading somewhere else about drilling those holes. It didn't clarify if it was the same for the crew cabs, they were talking about the front doors of a regular cab. I have a couple of pictures that I will take a look at. If it works, I'll be sure to get plenty of pictures of my own and post them up with a write up.

Thanks.

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I just did this to my dads truck but had the great opportunity to do it on both drivers and passenger side. There are three rivets holding the motor onto the door. Grind them off and then take the motor off. If you buy a new motor from a store it will come with new bolts to use instead of the rivets. Its real simple and took me 2 hours to do both sides.
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Old 10-19-2010, 12:33 AM
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I have attached a picture of the door. Which rivets are you refering to?
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Look at the attached picture I sent and you will notice three circled rivet heads. Some people drill them out and others grind them. I grinded them off and it pretty much falls out after you unplug the cable from it. The new one will come with screws instead of rivets.
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Old 10-20-2010, 05:11 AM
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You friggin rock! That is going to make it a tone easier. Thanks.
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