Professional Auto Care
Car Window Regulator Problems
Problems with window regulators are common. A broken window regulator cable can cause the window to jam or fall down inside the door.
The mechanism that moves the window up and down is called the window regulator.
There are two basic types of window regulators: the gear-drive type (in the photo) and the cable type (see photo below).
In a typical sedan, there are four window regulators: one inside each door.
In some convertibles, a separate window regulator can be present inside the rear quarter panel. A window regulator doesn't need any maintenance or adjustment. If it fails, the failed part or the whole unit must be replaced.
Symptoms of a Bad Window Regulator
- the window falls down inside the door
- abnormal noise when a window is moving up or down
- the window rises slow, jams or doesn't close fully
- the window slides up or down crooked
- the window doesn't move at all while all other windows work
- when the window switch is pressed, the window motor runs but the window doesn't move.
Professional Auto Care is an award-winning family owned and operated auto repair shop located in southwest Houston. It has been run by the same family, the Serratos Family, for nearly 35 years. Professional Auto Care services Domestic, Asian as well as select European vehicles. We are known for our professionalism, transparency and quality of work. Since our humble beginning in 1983, we always strove to provide the best, most reliable service in Houston with a hint of the personal touch. The founders, Everardo and Claudia Serratos, are still involved with the daily operations of the car maintenance and auto repair shop.