Introduction: How to Remove a Window Regulator on a 1997-2003 Ford Expedition, Ford F-150 and Lincoln Navigator

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In this video, 1A Auto shows you how to remove a window regulator on a 1997 Ford Expedition. These helpful power window regulator removal instructions are generally the same for most 1997-2003 Ford Expedition's and Lincoln Navigator's, as well as 1997-2003 Ford F150 truck's.

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Tools Needed:

  Phillips Screwdriver
  11mm Socket and Driver
  Flat Blade Screwdriver
  Drill with 3/8in Drill Bit

Step 1: Remove the Door Panel

Remove door panel. This requires that you remove a few smaller panels and some screws and pulling the panel up and off. 

Step 2: Remove Two 11mm Nuts That Connect Regulator to the Window

Remove two 11mm nuts that connect regulator to the window. This is most easily done with the window down a couple of inches. If your window is stuck all the way up or down you will have to reach into the door and feel for the nuts to remove them.

Step 3: Separate Window Regulator From the Window

Once the nuts are removed, reach in to the middle of the window and push up on it some while pulling the window regulator track away from the window. Then lift up on the window and secure it to the door frame with tape. The window regulator is now separated from the window.

Step 4: Move Wiring Harness Out of Way

Next, you may want to move the wiring harness for the window and lock controls out of your way by pulling the uppermost clip out of the door. 

Step 5: Separate Window Regulator From the Door

Remove two 11mm bolts that hold the regulator to the door. Using a hammer and punch knock the center pin out of the six rivets on the ride side of the door. Now with a 3/8 inch drill bit, drill out the rivets being careful not to drill into the door. Once you have drilled a certain amount you should be able to easily pry them out with a flat blade screwdriver.

Step 6: Remove the Window Regulator

Remove the window regulator by collapsing it down and bringing it out through the larger hole on the left side of the door.

That is how to remove a power window regulator on 1997-2003 Ford Expedition, Ford F-150, and Lincoln Navigator models.