How difficult to put old motor in new window regulator for '96 Civic?

Discussion in 'Civic' started by New At This, Aug 26, 2006.

  1. New At This

    New At This Guest

    I've located the source of a problem I'm having with my driver's side
    window. Three teeth in the large, crescent-shaped, double-sided gear
    that's part of the window regulator are fully or partially stripped.
    The regulator motor seems fine.

    I can get a new regulator MINUS motor for about $85 (though they quoted
    me $51 two days ago...).

    It starts to look like I have to take off the current regulator, remove
    the motor from it, install it in a new regulator, and reinstall the
    regulator in the door. But...I have no real idea what I'm getting
    myself into. My Clymer manual sure doesn't cover it. I have the door
    panel off, but the regulator seems set in away from the four or five
    openings in the inner side of the door. I want to say "How hard can it
    be?"; but I haven't even located the bolts that secure the regulator to
    the door yet.

    Any ideas about difficulty level? Any hints or tips? And -- ideally --
    any instructions on how to proceed on this model (96 Civic HX coupe)?

    Any assistance appreciated; thanks.
    New At This, Aug 26, 2006
  2. New At This

    Muffy Links Guest

    Extremely sharp edges, i think you have to hold the window up and keep a
    lever up. chance of failure 95% and a broken window.

    if I had do it, based a previous experience watching my mechanically
    inclined son and watching his window crash to the ground, I would take it to
    an auto body shop and pay them the 90 bucks to replace the motor...oh, you
    have to drill the rivit out of the window frame.

    good luck and let us know how it came out.

    Muffy Links, Aug 26, 2006
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