How to Replace a Window Motor

Below guide will teach you How to Replace a Window Motor. Please follow the instructions carefully.

Things You’ll Need:

  • Window Motor
  • Continuity Tester
  • Screwdriver
  • Socket and Ratchet Set
  • Trim Panel Removal Tool
  • 3/8 in. Drive Ratchet

Estimated Costs:

  • DIY Costs: Est. $62.61 parts only
  • Shop Costs: Est. $219.54 parts and labor

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Instructions:

  • First of all, check the power window fuse. A blown fuse can be the case. Otherwise proceed to the next step.
  • Take the interior door panel out. Remove the vapor barriers also.
  • Make sure that the all the electrical connector to the window lift motor are intact.
  • Take the glass out of the window regulator assembly and tape it to the door frame.
  • Remove the window lift motor by unfastening the bolts.
  • Take a new window lift motor and fix it with the help of bolts.
  • Put back the vapor barriers.
  • Reattach the door trim panel.
  • Roll the window up and down several times to check whether the motor is installed properly.
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How to Replace Window Run Channel Seals

Below guide will teach you How to Replace Window Run Channel Seals. Please follow the instructions carefully.

Things You’ll Need:

  • Screw
  • Weatherstrip Seal
  • Window Channel
  • Screwdriver
  • Needle Nose Pliers

Estimated Costs:

  • DIY Costs: Est. $77.08 parts only
  • Shop Costs: Est. $157.32 parts and labor

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Instructions:

  • Make certain that which door has a wind leak so that repair work can be done on it.
  • Take a water hose and run water over the door’s weather stripping. It will give you an idea that whether the leak is because of weather stripping or something else.
  • Roll the window down so that you can remove the window run channel easily.
  • Take the window run channel seal off the channel.
  • Take a new window run channel seal and glide it into the window run channel.
  • Roll the window up again.
  • Take a short drive and check if the air leak stops or still need any repair.
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How to Replace Heater Core Hoses

Below guide will teach you How to Replace Heater Core Hoses. Please follow the instructions carefully.

Things You’ll Need:

  • Heater Hose
  • Hose Clamp
  • Screwdriver
  • Cooling System Pressure Tester
  • Drain Pan
  • Socket and Ratchet Set
  • Hose Clamp Pliers

Estimated Costs:

  • DIY Costs: Est. $22.55 parts only
  • Shop Costs: Est. $89.85 parts and labor

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Instructions:

  • Lift the hood and find the heater core hoses.
  • Examine carefully and see if there are any sings of leak.
  • You can opt for pressure test to locate the leaking point.
  • Evacuate the cooling system and unfasten the hose clamps.
  • Take the damaged hose out of the heater core.
  • Take a new hose and install it in the place of leaking hose.
  • Fill the cooling system with fresh coolant.
  • Apply pressure test to check for leak again.
  • Turn on the engine and let it remain idle for some time. Recheck the system for any leaks.
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How to Replace an A/C Line or Hose

Below guide will teach you How to Replace an A/C Line or Hose. Please follow the instructions carefully.

Things You’ll Need:

  • A/C Hose
  • O-Ring
  • Combination Wrench Set
  • A/C Machine
  • Socket and Ratchet Set
  • Flare Nut Wrench
  • 3/8 in. Drive Ratchet

Estimated Costs:

  • DIY Costs: Est. $80.11 parts only
  • Shop Costs: Est. $252.63 parts and labor

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Instructions:

  • Lift the hood and remove the negative battery cable from the terminal with the help of wrench.
  • Find the a/c lines and hoses. Take an a/c recovery machine and evacuate the a/c system.
  • Disconnect the torn or damaged hoses and lines.
  • Take new O-rings, lines and hoses and replace them with the old torn ones.
  • Reattach the negative battery cable to the terminal.
  • Using the a/c recovery machine, pull the vacuum on the system to check any leaks.
  • Take an appropriate refrigerant and recharge you’re a/c system with it. Don’t use any other refrigerant than recommended.
  • Start the engine and turn on a/c. check whether the system is blowing a cold air or not. Cold air means the replaced lines and hoses are working fine.
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How to Replace an A/C Compressor

Below guide will teach you How to Replace an A/C Compressor. Please follow the instructions carefully.

Things You’ll Need:

  • A/C Compressor
  • Gloves
  • Flashlight
  • Screwdriver
  • A/C Machine
  • Safety Glasses
  • Socket and Ratchet Set
  • 3/8 in. Drive Ratchet

Estimated Costs:

  • DIY Costs: Est. $30.95 parts only
  • Shop Costs: Est. $398.44 parts and labor

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Instructions:

  • Park the car and lift the engine hood. Detach the negative battery cable from the terminal.
  • Find the position of the a/c compressor and pull the a/c belt out from the a/c compressor pulley.
  • Take a refrigerate recovery machine and vacate the a/c system.
  • Unfasten the screws and disconnect the refrigerant lines from the compressor. Check the lines for any clogging or contaminants. Clean them properly.
  • Cut off all the electrical connectors from the compressor.
  • Take the compressor out by unfastening the bolts.
  • Take a new a/c compressor and fix it on its respective place with bolts.
  • Set up all the electrical connections and refrigerant lines again to the compressor.
  • Put the negative battery cable back to the terminal.
  • Using a/c servicing machine, remove the air present in the a/c system and lines.
  • Check for any leakage and repair them.
  • Using the servicing machine, charge the a/c system.
  • Switch on the engine and turn the a/c on. The cold air from air ducts indicates that the new compressor is properly installed.
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How to Replace an A/C Condenser

Below guide will teach you How to Replace an A/C Condenser. Please follow the instructions carefully.

Things You’ll Need:

  • A/C Condenser
  • Combination Wrench Set
  • A/C Machine
  • Socket and Ratchet Set

Estimated Costs:

  • DIY Costs: Est. $174.23 parts only
  • Shop Costs: Est. $527.13 parts and labor

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Instructions:

  • First of all detach the negative battery cable from the terminal.
  • Find the a/c condenser and examine it carefully for any cracks or leak.
  • Take a recovery machine and discharge the a/c system or evacuate the system.
  • Disconnect all the grilles, lock braces, supports and also refrigerant lines. Make sure that you cap the lines immediately after disconnecting them.
  • Remove the condenser by unfastening the bolts.
  • Take a new condenser and secure it in its place with bolts.
  • Before connecting the refrigerant lines, apply some compressor oil on them. Reconnect all the O-rings.
  • Reconnect grilles, supports and lock braces.
  • Take a recovery machine and remove air from the system. Using the same machine create a vacuum in the system to check for any possible leaks.
  • Use servicing machine to recharge the a/c system. Consult your owner’s manual for the right kind of refrigerant.
  • Reattach the negative battery cable to the terminal.
  • Turn on the engine and switch on a/c. you will feel cold air coming from the air ducts.
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How to Replace a Heater and A/C Blower Motor

Below guide will teach you How to Replace a Heater and A/C Blower Motor. Please follow the instructions carefully.

Things You’ll Need:

  • Blower Motor
  • Continuity Tester
  • Flashlight
  • Screwdriver
  • Socket and Ratchet Set

Estimated Costs:

  • DIY Costs: Est. $158.96 parts only
  • Shop Costs: Est. $290.34 parts and labor

Instructions:

  • First of all you have to find the position of the heater and A/C blower motor. You can find it under the dashboard on the passenger side.
  • You may have to remove the dashboard to gain access to the blower motor with few models. Check whether it is required in your case.
  • Detach the electrical connectors from the blower motor.
  • Unfasten the screws holding the blower motor assembly.
  • Take the box and the blower motor assembly out.
  • The motor is attached to the box with screws. Unfasten the screws to remove the motor.
  • Take the new blower motor and secure it in the box with screws.
  • Reinstall the blower motor assembly back to its respective place.
  • Give connections to the motor.
  • In the end, check the working of the newly installed heater and a/c blower motor.
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How to Replace a Window Regulator

Below guide will teach you How to Replace a Window Regulator. Please follow the instructions carefully.

Things You’ll Need:

  • Window Regulator
  • Screwdriver
  • Combination Wrench Set
  • Socket and Ratchet Set
  • Trim Panel Removal Tool

Estimated Costs:

  • DIY Costs: Est. $55.12 parts only
  • Shop Costs: Est. $376.93 parts and labor

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Instructions:

  • Make sure that the negative battery cable is disconnected before starting your task.
  • Take all the handles and switches away from the door panel. Next unfasten all the screws.
  • Take a door panel trim tool and use it carefully to pry all the clips holding the door panel to the door shell.
  • You may have to detach the electrical connector from the power window switch to remove the door panel.
  • After removing the door panel, take away the vapor barriers also.
  • Take the glass out of the window regulator and attach it with door frame using the tape.
  • Unfasten the bolts holding the window regulator in place and glide out the regulator assembly.
  • Take a new window regulator and connect it with the motor. Attach the new regulator assembly and secure it with bolts.
  • Remove the tape and fix the window with new window regulator.
  • Reconnect the vapor barriers and other electrical connectors to the power window switch.
  • Supply power to the window switch and see whether the new window regulator is installed correctly.
  • Put back the door trim panel and all the switches and handles.
  • Examine the window regulator again by moving the window up and down several times.
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How to Replace a Power Window Switch

Below guide will teach you How to Replace a Power Window Switch. Please follow the instructions carefully.

Things You’ll Need:

  • Interior Trim Kit
  • Window Switch
  • Screwdriver
  • Multimeter
  • Socket and Ratchet Set
  • 3/8 in. Drive Ratchet

Estimated Costs:

  • DIY Costs: Est. $27.89 parts only
  • Shop Costs: Est. $136.34 parts and labor

Instructions:

  • First you need to check the fuse box. Consult your owner’s manual to locate the position of the fuse box.
  • If fuses are fine, remove the handles, switches using a screwdriver and take the door panel away.
  • Find the power window switch and take it out of the door panel.
  • Take a new power window switch and replace it with the defective one.
  • Put the door panel back along with handles and switches.
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How to Replace a Power Seat Switch

Below guide will teach you How to Replace a Power Seat Switch. Please follow the instructions carefully.

Things You’ll Need:

  • Seat Switch
  • Screwdriver
  • Socket and Ratchet Set
  • Test Light
  • Trim Panel Removal Tool
  • 3/8 in. Drive Ratchet

Estimated Costs:

  • DIY Costs: Est. $133.95 parts only
  • Shop Costs: Est. $221.30 parts and labor

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Instructions:

  • Find the power seat switch.
  • You need to dismiss the seat trim panel to access the power seat switch.
  • Examine the electrical connections properly. Remove the connections and supply direct power to the power seat motor to check whether the switch is defective or the problem is with motor.
  • Take the switch connector out and detach the power seat switch from trim panel.
  • Take ne new power seat switch and fix it in the trim panel.
  • Reapply all the electrical connections along with switch connector.
  • Put the seat trim panel back to its place.
  • Move the seat using the switch to check if it is properly installed.
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