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Old 07-22-2010, 05:21 PM   #1
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Default '93 SL2 Manual window regulator repair?

Does anyone have step by step instructions on how to replace the regulator? I took off the paneling on the inside, but have no idea where to go from there!!

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Old 07-22-2010, 05:42 PM   #2
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Default Re: '93 SL2 Manual window regulator repair?

You have to remove the outer panel. If you visit our How-To Library (from the main forums page, or use "Forum Jump" below), I'm sure you'll find a thread on this job. And/or, there's probably a youtube video by our richpin06, also reachable from the How-To Library.

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Old 07-22-2010, 06:53 PM   #3
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Default Re: '93 SL2 Manual window regulator repair?

Hi, thanks for your reply.

The only thread I could find that looked really useful was this one: saturnfans.com/forums/showthread.php?p=864861

Unfortunately, the page that contains the tutorial (it's linked to in the thread) isn't working anymore, so the thread is of no help.

Does anyone know of another guide?

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Old 07-22-2010, 07:27 PM   #4
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Posts 15 and 16 of the original thread you found should have all the steps.

But alas, it looks like there's no richpin video on the subject. Somebody will just have to sneak up to Taxachussetts one dark night and fry out one of his regulators.....

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Old 07-22-2010, 07:46 PM   #5
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Default Re: '93 SL2 Manual window regulator repair?

So, will removing the outer door panel give me the access I need to replace the regulator?

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Old 07-22-2010, 09:15 PM   #6
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Default Re: '93 SL2 Manual window regulator repair?

http://www.differentracing.com/tech_articles/index.html

^ ^ ^ diagrams & How to remove outer door skin and window regulator. Look in the "body - exterior" section. The regulator one is for 2nd/3rd gen but for your 1st gen should be similar.

Once you have it open/out, you should be able to see how it works and what the problem is.

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Old 07-23-2010, 02:12 PM   #7
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Thanks, that will help out a lot!

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Old 07-23-2010, 03:12 PM   #8
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No need to thank me, that's Low Saturn's website - send him a PM and tell him he's awesome for keeping the website up

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Old 07-23-2010, 05:54 PM   #9
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I've kept working on this today and finally was able to get the outer door panel off! (a major achievement for someone like me with no car repair experience whatsoever).

However, I'm a little unsure of how to proceed from here. The page linked to above (differentracing.com) says to remove the window. Is that necessary? And if so, how would I go about doing that? I'm terrified I'll break the window!

Here are some pictures showing where I'm at:

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And I also have no idea how to get these weird bolts off:
img185.imageshack.us/img185/8109/weirdbolt.jpg

Sorry about not posting those as links. Apparently I can't do that until I have 15 posts

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Old 07-23-2010, 07:02 PM   #10
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Are the four "bolts" (one is show in the last picture there) actually rivets? Should I just drill them out and replace them with actual bolts?

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Old 07-23-2010, 09:27 PM   #11
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Congrats on your progress so far

I have a second gen, so I have no idea what your regulator setup is like. However, saturnfans has your back :
http://www.saturnfans.com/forums/sho...ight=regulator

From reading that, it looks like you drill out the rivets and replace with nuts and bolts (and loctite). One post said you can hold the window up with a 2x4 or something while you work on the regulator - you should read the link above to the how to library, as they were discussing several different years of cars.

Are you replacing it, or trying to repair the regulator?

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Old 07-24-2010, 09:31 AM   #12
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Thanks, again, for your help!

I'm replacing the regulator. I don't think you can see it in the pictures, but the gear has been worn down to the point that there basically aren't any teeth left at one end.

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Old 07-27-2010, 03:10 PM   #13
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Success! I finally got the new regulator installed yesterday and was able to get everything back together OK

Thanks again for your help guys!

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Another successful DIY!

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From "WTF?!" to "hey it works!" in five days and 15 posts. Quick study! They should put you to work on fixing the d@mn economy.

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