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Replace the window regulator in a Jeep Cherokee

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Last week the window on my Jeep started making a horrible noise! A violent grinding sound that would make the most callous of people cringe! Here's how to fix it!
 
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Step 1: Start removing the door panel

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Undo all the screws

Step 2: Pop the panel free

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be careful! don't pry too hard, you don't want to break the little plastic clips that hold the panel to the door.

Step 3: Undo the connecty bits

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undo the electrical connections and the door handle rods so you can pull the panel free

Step 4: Pull back the vapor barrier carefully!

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This is a very important piece. Don't tear it... if you do, it is easy to repair with duct tape.

Step 5: Pull off the sweeper

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pull of the felt sweeper that is on the inside of the window. doing this will make removing the window easier.

Step 6: Unplug the Window regulator motor

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These little clips are frigging annoying but they work well at keeping plugs plugged...

Step 7: Unbolt the window regulator from the door and the window.

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you should now be able to slide the glass up through the top of the door and out of the frame.

Step 8: Glass! don't break it

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set the glass out of the way in a safe place while you swap out the regulator assemblies.

Step 9: New and Old

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I made sure I had the correct regulator before I continued any further. I also wanted to inspect my old assembly to see what had gone awry. 

Step 10: Plug the plug

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do it now before you forget!

Step 11: Install the regulator!

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tighten all the hardware that attaches the regulator to the door and the window to the regulator.

Step 12: Test

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I loose fit all the fasteners before re-installing the door panel so as to make sure the window would not bind in the channel.
then I tightened all the bolts and started reassebly

Step 13: Plug all the plugs, clip all the clips and re-install all the screws!

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if you forget to clip or plug something now you'll just have to pull the panel off again... double check!

Step 14: Done!

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Feel a sense of accomplishment and be happy that you no longer have to hear that horrible noise!