Everything You Need To Know, Window Regulator Replacement


Are you having trouble with your window regulator from your Jeep Grand Cherokee? Well, you’re in luck as we’ve put together a nice little guide detailing exactly how you need to go about replacing it. In this article, we talk all about window regulator replacement for a jeep grand Cherokee window regulator, as well as jeep grand Cherokee window replacement. We’ll cover everything from the teardown process to the install process. It’s an easy guide. You won’t need any complex tools or years of experience under your belt. We’ve put this guide together, and in doing so, making sure it was easily followed by both beginners and experienced mechanics. After reading through this guide, if you feel as though you need more clarification or a few questions answered, feel free to reach out to us at any time.

First of all, let’s discuss what a window regulator actually is. To put it in simple terms, a window regulator is responsible for moving your window from the closed position to the open position, and vice versa. It’s a simple mechanism. A regulator is basically a fancy term for what moves everything around. Despite the fact that they’re generally sturdy contraptions, they tend to wear down over the years. So if you drive an old vehicle, or in this case a Jeep Grand Cherokee, it’s likely you’ll have to replace it once or twice throughout the vehicle’s lifetime. Most people replace them around 100,000 kilometers on the odometer of their vehicles. Sometimes the various components break and make for a somewhat tricky install, but we’ll cover everything you’ll need to know about that problem too.

Step 1 – Gather The Various Supplies You’ll Need

Before you get started, you definitely need to wander around and gather a few things. You’ll need a new window regulator of course. Easily the most important part on this list. Please don’t take out the old one until you have a replacement. Most don’t know this, but the window regulator is actually what’s responsible for holding the window in place. Without the regulator, your window will sit in your door with little to no protection whatsoever. The regulator is kind of like amount at this point. Without it, the window goes all over the place. The second item(s) you’ll need is a flat head, a Phillips screwdriver, and a little cup to hold the hardware. You’re also going to need a panel tool, a simple ratchet, and a 10 socket. Make sure your wrench is a socket wrench of course. Last but not least, you’ll need a T15 Driver.

Step 2 – Removing Hardware

The first thing you’ll want to do when removing the old gear is to locate the Torx fixture near the appropriate door’s door handle. Remove it. Next, find the 2 Phillips head screws. One is on the armrest, and the other is closer to the mirror. You’ll find it on the highest portion of the door. Do keep in mind that the Phillips head screw near the mirror has a small plastic cover hiding it. Simply remove that with your flathead. Do it gently to avoid scratches.

Step 3 – Remove Door Paneling

With a light tug, remove door paneling from the actual door. There are plastic clips holding it in place. Tug lightly on the door panel, and you’ll feel a pop. Once all of the clips have been popped, lift upwards and pull the door panel off.

Step 4 – Remove Handle Rods

Locate handle clips. Disconnect them from the door frame. Once you’ve done so, you may place the door panel aside.

Step 5 – Remove Speaker

Unfasten the speaker by undoing the 4 screws holding it in. Set aside.

Step 6 – Remove Bolts and Cover

Remove the cover and all the bolts with your socket wrench.

Step 7 – Remove The Rear Clips Holding The Regular In Place

There are two clips holding the regular in place. They are attached to the glass. You’ll need to secure the glass against the door frame before removing the regulator.

Step 8 – Reverse These Steps

With the replacement part, redo all of the steps, just in the reverse order.