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Old 05-06-2012, 01:30 AM   #41
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Old 06-27-2012, 02:46 AM   #42
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Half way home. Got everything apart to my right rear 2002 Ford Focus SE power window regulator. That pin and sleeve were already loose. I used an inspection mirror to find the pin laying in the bottom of the door.

Can someone email or PM me the PDF? tfuller52@aol.com

I may not need it, but the more info the merrier. Also, how do you get the sleeve and pin in the hole in the bottom center of the glass, while seating it in the hole of the plastic window regulator guide that the window sits on?

My Haynes manual says to put the sleeve and pin in the window glass first. But, I don't see how the plastic window regulator guide that the window rests on has enough width for one to just push the window glass on to with the sleeve/pin in the glass.

My other thought is to put the new regulator in first. Then slide in the glass with the window regulator guide raised to the exact point where the hole of the plastic guide for the regulator is viewable through the hole in the metal part of the door. Then, using a punch or something to drive the sleeve and pin through this metal hole, through the hole in the plastic guide of the regulator, and in to the glass, all at the same time. Wonder if that will work.

By the way, the previous window regulator had almost nothing wrong with it! The motor worked, cables are in great shape, the only thing that caused it to fail was one of the two plastic clips that keep the larger plastic guide that the window rests on and moves up and down, had broken. Thus, it allowed much more play for this plastic guide, allowing things to come loose enough for the regulator not to raise and lower the glass properly.

I am going to try to figure out how to replace just that plastic guide on the window regulator, so I have a spare right rear regulator. If anybody has any tips, please let me know.
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Old 06-27-2012, 03:15 PM   #43
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Got it done!

The sleeve is put through the hole in the bottom of the window first, then the plastic pin is pushed in second, so that both are about equally spaced on either side of the window. Then, the glass is slid in to the door and in to the regulator's plastic lift guide and a bit of a force is applied to snap the plastic pin/sleeve on the window over the lip of the regulator's plastic guide and in to the hole at the top of said plastic guide.

It is a little bothersome to do this because that plastic guide is usually the sole failure point of the regulator given its plastic condition, so one would think this area would be made of a strong material, given installation directions of the glass and regulator require one to add a bit of force to seat the glass in to this part of the regulator.

Now, to find a way to replace the plastic guide on my removed regulator to keep it as a spare.
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Old 07-31-2012, 12:02 PM   #44
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Hey Danovotny, I for some reason can't open the PDF file you posted about changing a window regulator on your focus. Can you send it to my e-mail at znicholsm@gmail.com ?
I would really appreciate it. Thanks
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Old 08-24-2012, 11:16 PM   #45
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Email the pdf?

Can you email me the pdf on the window regulator you created?

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Old 09-25-2012, 07:49 AM   #46
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Hi if anyone has the PDF for the how to or a similar one please could you PM me or email it

scott.mason85@gmail.com

that would be greatly appreciated!!!

Got the part just bit scared to take it on without some sort of visual guide!

Thanks :)
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Old 10-05-2012, 07:19 PM   #47
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broken pdf link

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The link to your pdf does not seem to work
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Old 10-06-2012, 05:57 AM   #48
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Old 10-07-2012, 02:43 AM   #49
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Replacing the regulator is very easy.

remove door panel , like a dozen screws around edge of door , behind door lever under little cap , and 2 under the armrest handle.

peal back the sound barrier/plastic. i just ripped mine off.

remove 4 bolts holding regulator in , and 2 more holding the glass in , 10 mm wrench on these 6 bolts iirc.

wiggle regulator out and reinstall. pretty damn simple. this pretty much applies to both manual and power regulators , as ive done both.
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Don't overtighten the bolts on clamps that pinch the window, you can shatter the glass.
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