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Dorman - OE Solutions Power Window Regulator and Motor Assembly

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Power Window Regulator and Motor Assembly has been re-engineered to improve on the original design. The latest technological advances in motors, materials and cable systems have been applied to new and previously released applications.

Product Features:
  • Engineered improvements enhance performance
  • Quality tested to ensure trouble free installation, performance, and durability
  • Plug & Play – No wire splicing necessary
  • Features Anti-Pinch technology (where applicable) – Safety feature reduces risk to passengers
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Hardware Included:No
Installation Instructions Included:No
Material:Metal and Plastic
Motor:Yes
Mounting Position:Front Left

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Dorman - OE SolutionsPower Window Regulator and Motor Assembly
 
4.1

(based on 10 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (5)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Large cars (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Auto enthusiast (3), Casual driver (3), Mechanic (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (9)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Installation easier than it looks

    At first this driver's side installation in my son's 1996 Plymouth Grand Voyager looked like it would be a real pain to do - Not so. Product is well-built and the motor speed is...Read complete review

    At first this driver's side installation in my son's 1996 Plymouth Grand Voyager looked like it would be a real pain to do - Not so. Product is well-built and the motor speed is excellent, plus everything lined up perfectly. Be sure to spray lube the door frame wherever the window slides, this will help the window move more freely. (I used wd40). Best advice I can give is duct tape the window in the up position, clear your head, find a bright location to work and take your time. To make the install easier, take a good look at the existing setup, then lay the new regulator out in front of you with the greased rails side facing down. After removing the old unit, install the side with the shorter cables first(right side). Guide the top of the right rail up and in to the center until the bottom is inside the door, then fit it in the slots. (Leaving the lower mounting screw in the rail will make it easier to fit). Then do the same with the left side. It tells you not to cut the zip tie holding the cable behind the motor but I did to give it more slack to mount. (I also used a Sharpie to mark which holes the motor mounted in before I took the old one out). Next, hold the window, remove the duct tape, then lower the window to the sliders on the regulator rails. The guide pins on the bottom of the window snap into the those silver clips using a little force. Test the motor before replacing door panel. Hoping it lasts a long time...

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Works But Weaker than Original OEM Part

    The cable assembly in the OEM assembly failed. This failure caused the window to fail in down position. The Dorman Power Window Regulator and Motor Assembly actually has a better design. What it...Read complete review

    The cable assembly in the OEM assembly failed. This failure caused the window to fail in down position. The Dorman Power Window Regulator and Motor Assembly actually has a better design. What it does not have is a motor as strong as the original equipment. The motor drive is different, which means your existing motor can not be saved for a spare.

    The assembly works fine as long as one does not retract the window fully into the door. When fully retracted the motor can barely raise the window half way without one having to help pull it up. It is better than nothing.

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    5.0

    Picture Does Not Reflect Assembly

    By Bruce

    from Canonsburg, PA

    About Me Weekend Diy

    Verified Buyer
    Level 1

    Pros

    • Easy To Use

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Dorman - OE Solutions Power Window Regulator and Motor Assembly:

        Purchased for 98 Plymouth Grand Voyager (not sure why more reviewers do not identify their vehicles). Did internet search for installation instructions for my van and job was done within 2 hours. With instructions and the assembly in hand, anyone with some mechanical ability can install. Currently is working like new after 2 weeks. Only time will tell about durability.

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        • No

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        4.0

        Installation easier than it looks

        By Ranger94

        from New Port Richey, FL

        About Me Casual Driver

        Ask me a question

        Level 3

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Dorman - OE Solutions Power Window Regulator and Motor Assembly:

              At first this driver's side installation in my son's 1996 Plymouth Grand Voyager looked like it would be a real pain to do - Not so. Product is well-built and the motor speed is excellent, plus everything lined up perfectly. Be sure to spray lube the door frame wherever the window slides, this will help the window move more freely. (I used wd40). Best advice I can give is duct tape the window in the up position, clear your head, find a bright location to work and take your time. To make the install easier, take a good look at the existing setup, then lay the new regulator out in front of you with the greased rails side facing down. After removing the old unit, install the side with the shorter cables first(right side). Guide the top of the right rail up and in to the center until the bottom is inside the door, then fit it in the slots. (Leaving the lower mounting screw in the rail will make it easier to fit). Then do the same with the left side. It tells you not to cut the zip tie holding the cable behind the motor but I did to give it more slack to mount. (I also used a Sharpie to mark which holes the motor mounted in before I took the old one out). Next, hold the window, remove the duct tape, then lower the window to the sliders on the regulator rails. The guide pins on the bottom of the window snap into the those silver clips using a little force. Test the motor before replacing door panel. Hoping it lasts a long time...

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              • No

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              5.0

              Exactly what I needed!!

              By Gwen

              from China Grove, NC

              About Me Casual Driver

              Verified Buyer
              Level 1

              Pros

              • Better then the original
              • Compatibility
              • Durable
              • Easy To Use
              • Everything Was In The Box
              • High-Performance

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Van

                Comments about Dorman - OE Solutions Power Window Regulator and Motor Assembly:

                After checking online for the possible causes about my window not working my next step was finding a compatible replacement. I was very happy with the availability and price of this replacement. I must admit it is a bit tricky to install due to the constraints of my door panel but after a bit of juggling everything fell into place. This product was a perfect fit and worked like a charm. I submitted my order online and it was available within minutes at the location of choice.

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                4.0

                It is as difficult as it looks

                By Patsypearls

                from Lebanon OH

                About Me Auto Enthusiast, Casual Driver

                Verified Buyer
                Level 1

                Pros

                • Seems To Work Well
                • Works

                Cons

                • Difficult To Use
                • Ridiculous System

                Best Uses

                • Large Cars

                Comments about Dorman - OE Solutions Power Window Regulator and Motor Assembly:

                The part appears to work well so far. Seemed to be good value. The auto manufacturer engineered a complex system, so it was a very difficult installation process. I sure hope it continues to function well for a long time as I do not want to have to reinstall this contraption. I do think that the installation instructions were incomplete and the print size was almost impossible to read as it was extra small print.
                I think with better instructions and pictures it would have made ease of installation better.

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                5.0

                Quality product that replicated original

                By papa

                from Clinton, NC

                About Me Mechanic, Truck Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer
                Level 1

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Easy To Use
                • High-Performance
                • Lightweight
                • Versatile

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Large Cars
                  • Small Cars

                  Comments about Dorman - OE Solutions Power Window Regulator and Motor Assembly:

                  Except for the lack of installation instructions, I am greatly impressed with the quality and duplication of the original equipment's design. I went to youtube and viewed a video on installation.
                  This removal and installation went smooth and quick.
                  I would recommend this part to anyone that needs a replacement for the original.

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                  1.0

                  Works But Weaker than Original OEM Part

                  By Rick

                  from Katy, TX

                  About Me Auto Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Fits Vehical

                  Cons

                  • Works But Weak Motor

                  Best Uses

                  • Minivan

                  Comments about Dorman - OE Solutions Power Window Regulator and Motor Assembly:

                  The cable assembly in the OEM assembly failed. This failure caused the window to fail in down position. The Dorman Power Window Regulator and Motor Assembly actually has a better design. What it does not have is a motor as strong as the original equipment. The motor drive is different, which means your existing motor can not be saved for a spare.

                  The assembly works fine as long as one does not retract the window fully into the door. When fully retracted the motor can barely raise the window half way without one having to help pull it up. It is better than nothing.

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                  • No

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                  3.0

                  save receipt

                  By ray

                  from Fl

                  About Me Mechanic

                  Verified Buyer
                  Level 1

                  Pros

                    Cons

                    • Flimsy

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Dorman - OE Solutions Power Window Regulator and Motor Assembly:

                      First one I installed lasted less than a week, second one seems to be a new design with a few suttle changes and better quality, working fine.I would still recommend this but as with anything electrical it buyer beware you might be doing things twice.

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                      5.0

                      easy install

                      By boss302

                      from nashville tn

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                      3 or more reviews submitted

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Large Cars
                        • Small Cars

                        Comments about Dorman - OE Solutions Power Window Regulator and Motor Assembly:

                        Easy to install worked perfect verry first try.

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                        5.0

                        Made in [*]

                        By jj

                        from Bethesda, MD

                        About Me Mechanic

                        Verified Buyer
                        Level 1

                        Pros

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Dorman - OE Solutions Power Window Regulator and Motor Assembly:

                              OEM quality but the motor is made in [*]. Just hope it will last for a while.

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                              4.0

                              Better than OEM

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Use

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Dorman - OE Solutions Power Window Regulator and Motor Assembly:

                                  Easy to install, better than OEM!
                                  Wear gloves... metal edges will cut you.
                                  This went so well, I am going to do the driverside next.

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                                  • Q:

                                    are the regulators the same for both sides?
                                    Asked on 10/2/2011 by Anonymous

                                    1 answer

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                                      A:

                                      No, this part fits only for front driver side.

                                      Answered on 10/3/2011 by Dennis from AAP
                                  • Q:

                                    does this come with the motor
                                    Asked on 9/17/2010 by kathy from clifton, nj

                                    1 answer

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                                      A:

                                      Yes it does come with the motor.

                                      Answered on 9/17/2010 by Kevin from AAP
                                  • Q:

                                    Just wanting to know the difficulty factor on something like this, say between 1 and 5. Anybody that has done this before and has any helpful hints would be greatly appreciated.
                                    Asked on 10/28/2009 by Ray Train from Lafayette, IN

                                    1 answer

                                    • CUSTOMER CARE

                                      A:

                                      To get the best help on installing the window regulator on your car, I recommend stopping by your local Advance Auto Parts store and picking up a Haynes repair manual for your vehicle. This manual will be able to give you step by step instructions on replacing the regulator.

                                      Answered on 10/28/2009 by Mike from Advance Auto Parts
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