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rusty baker 09-02-2013 03:10 PM

window motor
 
Anyone ever change a window motor on an '85 econoline? Just wondering if the regulator has to come out. Some years they do, some they don't. The regulator is installed with rivets. I hate drilling those out.

RoyalAcresRod 09-02-2013 03:22 PM

A number if years back I did my '91 and didn't have to take out regulator. I think the body styles were the same till '92.

But that's been a while back and my memory of it's a little dim. I know watcha mean about them dang rivets

rusty baker 09-02-2013 03:38 PM

That's what I keep running into. The Haynes book has nothing on it. And some people say it has to come out, some say it doesn't. Would like to know before I tear it down. It's a custom van, all kinds of stuff to take off just to get the panels off, and I have to get it done in one day.

RoyalAcresRod 09-02-2013 04:20 PM

Best up just get to it and have your drill and bit ready to go!

rusty baker 09-02-2013 05:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by RoyalAcresRod (Post 1237254)
Best up just get to it and have your drill and bit ready to go!

Probably what I will do. A tree fell on my car a couple months ago, so this is my work truck and daily driver.

Windows on Wash 09-03-2013 02:37 PM

Don't they sell the rebuild kits with the replacement gears? I seem to recall they are like $8.

rusty baker 09-03-2013 03:36 PM

A gear kit is $20, but you still must pull the motor. And a new motor is only $46. with gears.

ukrkoz 09-03-2013 07:52 PM

  1. Disconnect the battery ground.
  2. Remove the door trim panel.
  3. Disconnect the window motor wiring harness.
  4. There are 2 dimples in the door panel, opposite the 2 concealed motor retaining bolts. Using a 1 / 2 in. drill bit, drill out these dimples to gain access to the motor bolts. Be careful to avoid damage to the wires.
  5. Remove the 3 motor mounting bolts.
  6. Push the motor towards the outside of the door to disengage it from the gears. You'll have to support the window glass once the motor is disengaged.
  7. Remove the motor from the door.
  8. Installation is the reverse of removal. To avoid rusting in the drilled areas, prime and paint the exposed metal, or, cover the holes with waterproof body tape. Torque the motor mounting bolts to 50-85 inch lbs. (6-10 Nm). Make sure that the motor works properly before installing the trim panel.
http://repairguide.autozone.com/znet...528007c4c6.jpg

rusty baker 09-03-2013 08:06 PM

I'll try it, but on a Ford like mine, step 3 is impossible until the motor is loose. You can not reach the wiring harness. And all three motor bolts are concealed.

ukrkoz 09-04-2013 08:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rusty baker (Post 1237821)
I'll try it, but on a Ford like mine, step 3 is impossible until the motor is loose. You can not reach the wiring harness. And all three motor bolts are concealed.

There are 2 dimples in the door panel, opposite the 2 concealed motor retaining bolts. Using a 1 / 2 in. drill bit, drill out these dimples to gain access to the motor bolts. Be careful to avoid damage to the wires.

Get a friend with small hands to disconnect wiring. Also, this was for 1500 Econoline. They have 2 more models, I just wild guessed.

rusty baker 09-06-2013 09:51 AM

No dimples. Just lots of rivets. Don't know which ones too drill out.

rusty baker 09-06-2013 01:10 PM

Where did you find the diagram?

ukrkoz 09-06-2013 09:46 PM

sign up with autozone account, it's free. you will have access to repair manuals.

now, my serious advice is - if you plan on keeping this car for any extended period, sign up for DIy account with Alldata. That's what pros use for repairs in shops. DIY account is 40 bucks for 5 years. That's, mi amigo, EIGHT DOLLARS a year. Nothing.
Also, comes with support. You miss something - you dial a number, or send email, they fetch it for you.

ukrkoz 09-06-2013 09:47 PM

http://www.alldata.com/

http://alldatadiy.com/


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