Monday, February 28, 2011

ford explorer window motor, regulator and door panel removal?

This guide is applicable for model 2001 to model 2006.
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Diagnosis & Testing



  1. Verify the customer concern by operating the power window/defrost system.
  2. Visually inspect for obvious signs of mechanical and electrical damage.
  3. Look for mechanical problems in:

    Window regulator assembly
    Window motor
    Window glass
    Window control switch

  4. Look for electrical problems with:

    Fuse(s)
    Circuitry
    Window control switch
    Relay(s)


Removal & Installation



Motor
Front Door
  1. Remove the front door window regulator. See -Window Regulator (Front)- in this section.
  2. Remove the 3 front door window regulator motor bolts.
  3. Remove the front door window regulator motor.
  4. Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure, noting the following torque:

    Front door window regulator motor bolts: 62 inch lbs. (7 Nm)


  1. Remove the front door trim panel as follows:
    1. Remove the front door handle bezel.
    2. Remove the front door window/lock control switch bezel.
    3. Disconnect the window/lock control switch electrical connectors.
    4. Remove the 3 front door trim panel screws.
      CAUTION
      To avoid damaging the trim panel, do not pull directly outward to carry out this step.

    5. Lift the door trim panel by pulling directly upward on the armrest to disengage the panel clips.
    6. Remove the exterior mirror control switch from the front door trim panel.

  2. Remove the front door speaker.
  3. Remove the water shield.
  4. Disconnect the front door window regulator motor electrical connector.
  5. Drill a 13 mm (0.52 in) hole using the locator in the door sheet metal as a guide.

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    Fig. Drill a 13 mm (0.52 in) hole using the locator in the door sheet metal as a guide-2005 Explorer

  6. Remove the bolts and the front door window regulator motor.

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    Fig. Remove the bolts and the front door window regulator motor-2005 Explorer


To install:

  1. Install the bolts and the front door window regulator motor.
  2. Connect the front door window regulator motor electrical connector.
  3. Install the water shield.
  4. Install the front door speaker.
  5. Install the front door trim panel as follows:
    1. Install the exterior mirror control switch from the front door trim panel.
    2. Position the door trim panel onto the armrest to engage the panel clips.
    3. Install the 3 front door trim panel screws.
    4. Connect the window/lock control switch electrical connectors.
    5. Install the front door window/lock control switch bezel.
    6. Install the front door handle bezel.


Rear Door
  1. Remove the rear door speaker.
  2. Remove the door weather shield.
  3. Remove the 3 window regulator motor bolts.
  4. Remove the window regulator motor.
  5. Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure. Note the following torque:

    3 window regulator motor bolts: 62 inch lbs. (7 Nm)


  1. Remove the rear door window regulator. See -Window Regulator (Rear)- in this section.
  2. Remove the rear door window regulator motor.
  3. Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure.

Regulator
Power Windows
Front Door
  1. Remove the front door trim panel as follows:
    1. Remove the front door handle bezel.
    2. Remove the front door window/lock control switch bezel.
    3. Disconnect the window/lock control switch electrical connectors.
    4. Remove the 3 front door trim panel screws.
      CAUTION
      To avoid damaging the trim panel, do not pull directly outward to carry out this step.

    5. Lift the door trim panel by pulling directly upward on the armrest to disengage the panel clips.
    6. Remove the exterior mirror control switch from the front door trim panel.

  2. Remove the front door speaker.
  3. Remove the interior molding.
  4. Disconnect the door lock actuating rod at the door handle assembly:
    1. Release the door lock actuating rod clip.
    2. Position the door lock actuating rod aside.

  5. Remove the front door weather shield.
    CAUTION
    Make sure the holes in the glass bracket do not become enlarged during the rivet removal process. If the holes become enlarged, the new rivets may become loose, resulting in clicking noise concern.


    NOTE
    Some vehicles may use rivets to attach the window glass to the window regulator assembly. Use a 4.5 mm (0.1772 in) drill bit to drill out the glass-to-regulator rivets.

  6. Remove the 2 front door window glass-to-regulator bolts or rivets.
  7. Position the front door window glass as necessary to access the front door window glass-to-regulator bolts or rivets.
  8. Secure the front door glass in the full up position with tape.
  9. Disconnect the window regulator motor electrical connector.
  10. Remove the 4 window regulator assembly nuts.
  11. Remove the window regulator assembly.

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    Fig. Exploded view of the front door and power window components-2005 Explorer and Mountaineer


To install:

  1. Position the window regulator assembly.
  2. Install the 4 window regulator assembly nuts. Tighten to 89 inch lbs. (10 Nm).
  3. Connect the window regulator motor electrical connector.
  4. Remove the tape securing the front door glass in the full up position.
  5. Position the front door window glass as necessary to access the front door window glass-to-regulator bolts or rivets. Install the bolt and tighten the bolts to 62 inch lbs. (7 Nm), or install new rivets.
  6. Install the front door weather shield.
  7. Connect the door lock actuating rod at the door handle assembly:
    1. Position the door lock actuating rod into proper location.
    2. Attach the door lock actuating rod clip.

  8. Install the interior molding.
  9. Install the front door speaker.
  10. Install the front door trim panel as follows:
    1. Install the exterior mirror control switch from the front door trim panel.
    2. Position the door trim panel onto the armrest to engage the panel clips.
    3. Install the 3 front door trim panel screws.
    4. Connect the window/lock control switch electrical connectors.
    5. Install the front door window/lock control switch bezel.
    6. Install the front door handle bezel.


  1. Raise the front door window glass to the full up position.
  2. Remove the interior door handle.
  3. Support the front door window glass.
  4. Disconnect the front door window regulator motor electrical connector.
  5. Remove the equalizer bracket nuts.

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    Fig. Remove the equalizer bracket nuts-2005 Explorer

  6. Remove the front door window regulator by removing the rivets and nuts.
  7. Remove the front door window regulator motor retaining bolts and then remove the motor.

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    Fig. Remove the front door window regulator motor retaining bolts and then remove the motor-2005 Explorer


To install:

  1. Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure.
  2. Tighten the regulator motor mounting bolts to 8 ft. lbs. (11 Nm).