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Old 12-03-2007, 01:59 PM   #1
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I took mine in to a local shop not dealer, he wanted $450 to fix it, obviouly I left after waiting 2 hours for him to look at it. A tranny rebulid is $850 how the hell is a window fix $450?

is any place close to chicago you guys can reccommend?
Or should I try it my self? I have almost no mechanical know how.
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I would wonder about the quality of their work in general if they charge $850 for a tranny rebuild.
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Im only good for doing tuneup etc, I never tackled opening door trim on any car and this is my DD and I don't want to F* it up and make the panel sag or not fit right. My father in law just payed $220 for a window motor and labor on his 97 accord, I would pay that much not $450.

If all else fails I will try the above articles, it worth saving $450.

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so do i need a new regulator with the second article looks like I can just fix my current one? or am I reading it wrong?
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yes, you can try to fix it, but that requires more work. if you are not into work, just buy a new one.
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Or should I try it my self? I have almost no mechanical know how.
I just finished fixing mine and I must say, if you have no mechanical know-how I would probably would not try to tackle it yourself. That being said, if you had a friend or two with some skills that could help you, I'm sure you could do it. I just followed Archon'* write-up and it turned out great. I'd be happy to answer any questions you may have and I'm sure Archon would as well.
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Yup, ask away. Several people have used the writeup to fix the regulators so there should be a fair knowledge base for individual problems that may show up. This article has additional information to address problems of the cable pulling through the bracket, or popping off.
http://www.bonnevilleclub.com/forum/...e=article&k=26
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found a cheap mechanic on craigslist, he changed me $25 to jerry rig the window to keep it up for now, after I get the regulator he will charge me $45 to install it, can't beat that price. He was not the sharpest tool in the shed, however with the directions from here he got it to hold up with a piece of metal.
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