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I need a little help, I have seen countless threads on window issues, electrical and mechanical, but I have yet to hear of one about the actual window regulator cable breaking. I am wondering about this cuz I am going to attempt to fix this problem myself, I went to Home depot and bought about 14ft of cable (just to make sure I have enough) and some cable clamps. If anyone knows anything I dont about this please let me know, Im all ears, and in case you're wondering, I have been a mechanic for a little over half of my 33yrs on this earth, If it can be fixed, I will fix it, or like my Dad used to say "Son always make sure you got a 2 pound sledge hammer in your toolbox, cuz there's really only two types of tools in this world, the ones that fix things and the ones that make you feel better when the others dont work."
 

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I believe the window regulators in your car are either mechanical scissors jacks and/or endless captive screws keyed to an electric motor. The drive pins sometimes break.
 

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:yeah:............I looked at the motor and gearbox and went right by the regulator itself.
 

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We call them Pop N Drop windows. Very poor design and a common failure. I've had one replaced under warranty already. Next one is on me. I'm almost afraid to use them.
 

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I've replaced all 4 on my 2000 they went one right after another. Never had the actual cable break just the plastic piece that attaches to the cable break. I have had good luck with the rebuilt one's off Fleabay. Stay away from the cheap new ones that are made in China they are junk. Go with a rebuilt OEM one if you end up not being able to fix the old one.
 

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I just replaced my window regulator last weekend. Don't bother trying to fix it - I got a new regulator on eBay for only $34.00 shipped. The re-built OEMs are like $180 and the aftermarket I got for $34.00 looked identical and fit perfectly. Just swap the motor from the old one on to it and your good to go.

There is a great set of instructions on doing the repair on this site or google "replace deville window regulator"
 

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Yeah, well, I have been debating buying a new one, but just dont seem to have the funds right now, im real weary of buying anything where I cant take it back to a person and give them a piece of my mind should it not work, to me its kind of like buying something at the swap meet, here to take your money, but not here to fix the problem....either that or im just cheap, im gonna try it anyway and see what happens, who knows it may be easier than it looks, and cheaper too!!
 
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