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#1 of 50 2002 Grand Cherokee SE Passenger window regulator?
Jan 07, 2008 (10:38 am)
A while a ago when i got in my jeep i noticed my passenger side window had fallen all the way down and wont go up. From what i learned on the internet i assume its the regulator. Right now i have a block holding up the window but its still not up all the way. Can anyone break down for me how to open up the door panel completely and replace the regulator? I don"t know much about cars but i have a feeling it will cost alot to take it to an auto shop to replace. Any help would be greatly appreciated!
#2 of 50 2001 JGC power window
Jan 08, 2008 (6:28 pm)
Hey man I got the same problem (except I was able to some how force the window to close) and am too wondering how much it costs to replace it. I have intermidiate skill and want to know if, by any chance, I can fix it myself.
#3 of 50 Re: 2001 JGC power window 
Jan 09, 2008 (5:15 pm)
I had the same problem with a friends Grand Cherokee on both the front and rear window. This was one of the weak spots on this model. Unfortunately the window lift mechanism is manufactured as one unit and you can not replace just the motor for example, the entire mechanism must be replaced as one unit. As you can imagine, this is quite expensive to purchase at the dealer. It is a pain to remove, but a junk yard is going to be the most cost efficient repair.
#4 of 50 Re: 2001 JGC power window [xscout]
Jan 17, 2008 (4:22 am)
I had my drivers side window regulator go out last May. There are other posts on Jeep Grand Cherokee forums on this site on how to carefully with a putty knife go around a pop out the plastic retainers and there is at least one phillips screw on the door handle/grab as well. Or go to this site http://www.wjjeeps.com/doors/doorpanel.htm
I found a regulator/motor assembly warranted from a bunch of internet suppliers like a1auto for around $100. The dealer wanted over $200 for just the part (another tip, they want $3 EACH for the plastic door retainers since you will probably break a few and there are 10 of them ... NAPA sells a package for $6). While it's a little hairy reaching between the inner/outer sheet metal covers it's only a few machine screws to remove and take good notes using the web site above. Obviously take great care handling the window glass. The hardest part was getting the door panel back on especially lining up all those retainers, but mine has worked fine since May. I'd done this a few times on a 87 Caravan which had a plastic geared mechanism that frequently broke, so I wasn't worried about doing it knowing I needed 2-3 hours to invest and saving $400. Good luck.
#6 of 50 Re: 2000 to 2004 Grand Cherokee Window FIX !! [rammeyers]
Jan 17, 2008 (7:32 pm)
thanks for the help, do you sell the steel retainer?
#9 of 50 Grand Cherokee Window fix!!
Jan 22, 2008 (5:34 pm)
I invested in a $240.00 regulator from Jeep and installed in my 2004 driver's door.
After the installation I tore the old one apart and found the following. If your cables are O.K. but one cable end is seperated from the window channel that rises up and down on the track, The plastic part that holds the cable ends in place is broken. In my experiance the top cable end that raises the window up breaks from its retainer, usally not the down cable. This is a poor design and can be fixed by the do-it yourselfer. I found a retainer that repairs the broken plastic piece for $30.00
on the internet and fixed myself. No need to pay Jeep for complete regulator if this is all that's broke on yours.
#10 of 50 REAR HATCH ACCUATOR WON'T WORK
Jan 28, 2008 (4:45 pm)
I have a 99 GC Limited. When using the power locks the rear hatch accuator just makes a ratchet noise and will not unlock the rear hatch or window. Anybody had this problem and where is the best place to buy an electric accuator or selinoid or whatever you want to call it.