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Dorman - Help Window Regulator Gear Plugs

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Our Power Window Motor Gear Plug is manufactured for cost-saving convenience. Save time, money and labor by replacing only the plug-instead of the entire gear assembly.

Product Features:
  • Restores motor gear to proper operation
  • Direct replacement for a proper fit every time
  • Includes all plugs needed for complete repair
  • Quality-tested for a trouble-free performance
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Dorman - HelpWindow Regulator Gear Plugs - Ford 2006-65
 
4.5

(based on 8 reviews)

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88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (6)
  • Good design (3)
  • Quality materials (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Avid do-it-yourselfer (5), Casual do-it-yourselfer (3)

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      (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      95 f-150. Well worth it

      By TQ

      from New York

      About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Good Design
      • Quality Materials

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Dorman - Help Window Regulator Gear Plugs - Ford 2006-65:

          Got these to replace those cheap ones that came from ford. I had to drill two holes to get to some screws on the motor itself and then it was pretty simple from there. I took apart the motor and found chunks of the old ones in there. The new ones were a really tight fit, but maybe the originals were a little lose and that's why they broke. So happy my window moves by its self now!

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          (10 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

           
          2.0

          Too Large

          By Dadrap

          from Greensboro, N.C.

          About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

          Verified Buyer
          Level 2

          Pros

            Cons

            • Difficult To Use

            Best Uses

              Comments about Dorman - Help Window Regulator Gear Plugs - Ford 2006-65:

              Gear Plugs are a little too large, making it very difficult to install them in the regulator/motor.
              I was finally able to get all three of them in, thanks to another set of hands to hold two while i pressed in the third plug. Durability remains to be seen. While the official Ford parts cost more at the dealer ... it might be worth it to avoid the hassle.

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              (4 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Regulator plugs for window motor

              By dale & co.

              from Paducah, KY

              About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

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              Pros

              • Easy To Use

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Small Jobs

                Comments about Dorman - Help Window Regulator Gear Plugs - Ford 2006-65:

                The product is very affordable for a semi-easy do-it-yourself job. I wish the plugs were metal so they would not ever wear out, but I am no designer nor mechanic & being plastic may serve a purpose. I found an instructional video online to repair the window motor using these parts. The repair was simple, even for a novice, and the parts were exactly what I needed.

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                (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Fixed my 1996 Ford Explorer window motor

                By scizolt

                from Brooksville, Florida

                About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

                Verified Buyer
                Level 1

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Easy To Use
                • Ford explorer window
                • Good Design
                • Quality Materials

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Small Jobs

                  Comments about Dorman - Help Window Regulator Gear Plugs - Ford 2006-65:

                  Exactly what I needed to fix my window motors on my 1996 Ford Explorer. The windows werent going down or up just clicking and not moving. I found that rather then replacing the entire window motor I could just replace these inside of the window motor.This post helped me a lot in completing the job.http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=220694&highlight=repair+power+window+motor&page=2

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                  (12 of 25 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Worked wonders on my 93 LTC

                  By sk0tto

                  from Granger, IN

                  About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

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                  Pros

                  • Cheap
                  • Durable
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Good Design
                  • Quality Materials

                  Cons

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                      Comments about Dorman - Help Window Regulator Gear Plugs - Ford 2006-65:

                      It took a while to figure out how to get the regulator out without removing and/or breaking the glass, but once I had it out of the door panel, replacement and re-installation was a BREEZE! I can't believe dealerships and mechanics want to replace the entire unit for big bucks when replacing the bushings is all that is needed! I fixed my window for under $10 and would have spent probably $200 if I took it in somewhere....

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                      (15 of 29 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Worked great.

                      By Denny

                      from Charleston, WV

                      About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

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                      3 or more reviews submitted

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Safety Features

                      Cons

                      • Cheap Materials
                      • Wears Out Quickly

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Dorman - Help Window Regulator Gear Plugs - Ford 2006-65:

                        Worked as described. I'm very happy with this product. I just wished Lincoln had designed this part better.

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                        (12 of 25 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        WORKS GREAT

                        By Donnie

                        from Bellevue, NE

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                        • Smart

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                            Comments about Dorman - Help Window Regulator Gear Plugs - Ford 2006-65:

                            For my 88 cougar I thought I was going to have to spend [$] to replace my window motor. When I took the motor apart and found that these 3 "buttons" "spacers" ?? whatever you want to call them was the only thing between me being able to roll down my window or NOT I was excited to find that Advance had them so cheaply. Took a little time but well worth the effort.

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                            (18 of 28 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            Great Easy Fix

                            By CTUO Proff.

                            from Sugar Hill, Ga

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                            • Easy To Use

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                                Comments about Dorman - Help Window Regulator Gear Plugs - Ford 2006-65:

                                If you take your motor out and remove the black cover to reveal a lot of tanish plastic bits and pieces that looks like it could be hardened grease, and there are vacant areas in the plastic gear below the aluminum gear this and some grease are likely all you will fix your motor. Carefully remove the tiny snap ring from on top of the gear and pull the aluminum gear off of the shaft. Clean all of that old broken plastic and grease out of the plastic gear and housing, pack new grease into the plastic gear and place a small bit on the indents aluminum gear. Place these plastic "wheels" into the grease on the aluminum gear and press the entire unit onto the shaft down into the plastic gear and replace the cover. This entire process takes about 5 minutes after you get the motor out of the door, (that's easy too, but you will need instructions on where to drill to get to the third bolt).
                                This is the least expensive way to fix your lift motor and takes very little time to do.

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                                • Q:

                                  I have a 95 Ford Explorer that both driver and passenger sides have window issues. They will not roll up or down the window at all even though the motors are trying too. Sounds like the gears are not catching. Now with a little assist you can roll them up and down but its a constaint assist. Like I said both motors work just seems like alot of slack in the mechanism somewhere. I ran across this item and thought it might be the answer to my problem. Would these plugs, bushing or whatever fix this issue?
                                  Asked on 5/27/2012 by Sprayer93 from T-town, OK

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                                    A:

                                    We would suggest taking your vehicle to a certified mechanic for a proper diagnosis before buying and having parts installed that may not solve or be the problem.

                                    Answered on 5/28/2012 by Dennis from AAP
                                • Q:

                                  windows in my 2002 jeep cheroke worked fine one day thenn the next day worked for like an hour then stopped. It sounds like the motor is in the windows are workin just the window wont move...kinda has a crunchin sound when u press the button to try to move the windows? could it be a gear plug?
                                  Asked on 8/30/2011 by Anonymous from cumberland ri

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                                    A:

                                    I would suggest taking your vehicle to a certified mechanic for a proper diagnosis before buying and having parts installed that may not (solve/be) the problem.

                                    Answered on 8/30/2011 by Steve from AAP
                                • Q:

                                  I have a 2001 Buick Le Sabre. When I bought the car my front passenger window worked but now when I try to roll it down it wont go. You can hear it try to roll down but nothing happens. Also you can push and pull on the window to make it go up or down. Thanks!
                                  Asked on 11/11/2010 by Anonymous from Florida

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                                    A:

                                    We would suggest taking your vehicle to a certified mechanic for a proper diagnosis before buying and having parts installed that may not solve or be the problem.

                                    Answered on 11/23/2010 by Ron the Auto Parts Rebel from AAP
                                  • A:

                                    Gear plugs can shear due to stress. Replace the plug, not the entire motor.

                                    Answered on 12/1/2010 by buzzturk from SF
                                • Q:

                                  I have a 1997 Oldsmobile Achieva. All four of the windows will go down but they will only go up a little bit then they will stop moving. After I turn the vehicle off and come back to restart it, they will go up a little more. Do the motors definitely need to be replaced, or could it possibly be the regulator gear???
                                  Asked on 10/4/2010 by Diocharic32

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                                    A:

                                    It may be that the motors are over heating and not working.

                                    Answered on 10/7/2010 by Kevin from AAP
                                • Q:

                                  my window will go down but wont go up, will this help or do i need to replace the whole motor?
                                  Asked on 9/22/2010 by Anonymous

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                                    A:

                                    It could be the motor, the regulator gear, the regulator, or a bad switch.

                                    Answered on 9/23/2010 by Mike from AAP
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                                    A:

                                    It could be the motor, the regulator gear, the regulator, or a bad switch.

                                    Answered on 9/23/2010 by Kevin from AAP
                                • Q:

                                  How do you disassemble the gear box to install these plugs? The cap was off when I took the door panel off, regulator is fine and motor runs. The window drive even turns when it's not under a load, so I assume this may be my problem. Car is a 1996 Nissan Sentra. Thank you.
                                  Asked on 8/19/2010 by Dave from Brooksville, Florida

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                                • Q:

                                  Both power door windows in my 1989 Oldsmobile Toronado go down only about one third of the way, the make a "machine gun" tat-tat-tat-tat noise and won't go down any further. They will go back up, but at the top of the track they make the same noise if you hold the up button. Do I need a new regulator, motor, both, or just the gear that drives the regulator?
                                  Asked on 5/24/2010 by El Jeffro from Hialeah, Fl

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                                    A:

                                    It may just the gear but could be the motor. The best way to tell is take the door panel off and look for the gear. If the gear is stripped then replace the gear. If the gear is fine then replace the motor.

                                    Answered on 5/25/2010 by Kevin from AAP
                                • Q:

                                  if window goes up and down with help it kinda jerks up and down is it the gear or the whole regulator
                                  Asked on 5/3/2010 by stitch2194 from ferndale florida

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                                    A:

                                    It may be both. I recommend pulling the door panel off and watching the window as you move it up and down to look for any binding to determine what is causing the window to move like that.

                                    Answered on 5/4/2010 by Mike from AAP
                                  • A:

                                    Probably the "tape", from my experience several times with driver's side 1991 Mazda MX6

                                    Answered on 5/13/2010 by LARRYV from LAVERGNE,TN
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