February 24, 2013, 10:23 am
Ok so I haven't posted on here for quite a while but I'm in need of some advice, hopefully someone can help.
My driver side window recently decided to stop working as it should, so I took the door card off, to be greeted by what used to be the window motor cable, now tangled up into a massive knot. The cable itself is now useless due to the knots and creases etc, but I have found two options for repairing it; either a complete new assembly (motor and cables all pre-assembled), or a cable repair kit for repairing the existing components. So has anyone had any experience with these kits? It seems like the way to go as it is massively cheaper, but I am unsure to difficulty and how to actually fit it?
Any help or suggestions or thoughts greatly appreciated as always, thanks in advance!
February 24, 2013, 11:26 am
hi mate i had the same problem i changed the whole unit and put my old motor back on it.the job took me about 2 hours as its very fidly i didnt go for the repair kit and glad i didnt cos i think i hindsight it looked hard work.The part cost about £68 inc vat from Andrew Page if there is one near you,Ford wanted double!
February 24, 2013, 11:34 am
Ok I haven't seen just the assembly without motor, only the complete unit, which from ford is over £200! The kit I was looking at was this:
Which comes with video instructions, although I have been told its very important to wind the cable correctly or else!
I just figured I might be better off spending £15 and chancing it because it might just work, then saving myself lots of £.
I'll phone around and check if my local motor factors provide the part you described.
Thanks for your help (:
February 24, 2013, 11:40 am
Oh just another thought..
How easy is it to actually remove the assembly? I took the foam liner off about half way, but didn't really see any simple way of it all coming out of the door!
February 24, 2013, 11:56 am
its 4 bolts 2 at the top 2 at the bottom the foam didnt look to clever when id finished so used duct tape to hold in place,i set it up on the floor so i knew it was the right way up before shuffling it into place.The glass is held on with 2 bolts i loosely tightened these while i sent the window up and fastened tight after it was in the correct position.
February 24, 2013, 11:59 am
didnt fancy that kit,there are a couple of vids on youtube as well,worth a watch anyway
February 24, 2013, 11:59 am
Ok thanks (: I think I'm going to try one of the repair kits first,just to see if it solves the problem, if not then I found an Andrew page branch about 10 mins from me, so ill get on to them for the parts and replace everything!
February 24, 2013, 12:00 pm
Ok we're there any other kits that looked better? I'll have a look on YouTube and see how much of a job it looks
February 24, 2013, 12:11 pm
think there maybe other kits but still didnt fancy it give yourself plenty of time good luck and hope it dont rain lol
February 24, 2013, 12:15 pm
Thanks haha, I'll have a go and post up on here when it's done, if I remember I'll take some pictures as well
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