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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? [email protected]

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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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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Hi if anyone has the PDF for the how to or a similar one please could you PM me or email it

[email protected]

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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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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Please, if anyone has the PDF, could they repost it? The links keep coming up 404-not found.
or if could get it emailed to me at [email protected] I would appreciate it. I can't figure out the 'pin' issue, and I have to get the regulator out.


Thanks in advance,
 

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Sorry, I spoke out of context there. On some Fords the glass is held to regulator proper by plastic pins. Thinking rear on these like that, I sometimes use bolts with self locking nuts instead of having to apply force putting pin back in. When doing so you must resist the urge to tighten them like a normal bolt. Kiss to take up all slack and stop there. I rebuild both the front and rear regulators provided I can recover them before they are hopelessly tangled up.

Also, the front glass is held in place by metal clamps that squeeze down on the glass to hold it, you can shatter the glass by overtightening them.
 

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Is this to repair windows that arent working? My driver side window isnt working and i assumed it was just a new motor as when i press the button the interior light dims.

Im now unsure?
 
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