2008 Chevrolet Equinox Window Motor Regulator

Chevy Equinox

My driver’s side front door window will not roll up all the way. It leaves a gap of about 1/4″ at the top so when driving on the interstate it makes a loud whistling sound. If someone holds the window between their hands while I push the up button sometimes we can get it roll up that last bit. Thanks in advance for your help.

My first thought would be the window motor regulator assembly is faulty. The motor is working but the window is not. And the window regulator is a common failure part. I have taken the time to look up the part for the right front window(driver’s side).

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Front Window Regulator Replacement

  1. Remove front door outside handle.
  2. Next, remove front door window run channel assembly.
  3. Remove front door lower speaker.
  4. Disconnect mirror electrical connector.
  5. Disconnect four electrical connector rosebuds (two at mirror and two under speaker).
  6. Loosen two rear module bolts, Fig. 1.
  7. Remove four remaining module bolts, Fig. 1.
  8. Remove three latch bolts from door shut face.
  9. Disconnect door harness at door jamb.
  10. Remove window regulator module from door, Fig. 1.
  11. Reverse procedure to install, noting following:
    a.Install three latch bolts to door shut face. Torque bolts to 89 inch lbs.
    b.Install four module bolts. Torque bolts to 71 inch lbs.


Removing Window Motor Separately