760 Window regulator busted. Is 1988 version same as 1989?

Discussion in 'Volvo 760' started by rbarnett007, Feb 25, 2005.

  1. rbarnett007

    rbarnett007 Guest

    Hi All,

    My drivers side window on my 1989 Volvo 760GLE is busted. I roll up
    the window and it goes chunk-a-chunk-a-chunk when it hits the top of
    the frame and there is a gap on the top left side.

    I can use my hand to guide it up, but thats getting real old, real
    fast. My mechanic warned me that the window could at somepoint just
    fall straight down into the door panel and break if not replaced. This
    sound fishy, but what do I know?

    Anyhoo, these are the prices I have found/quoted for replacement

    Mechanic source - $230.02 No way!
    www.autohausaz.com - $129.99 for 1989 regulator NEW.
    www.vlvworld.com - $50 for 1988 regulator/motor combo USED.

    vlvworld doesn't have a driver side listed for the 1989. Are the '88
    and '89 the same or should I pony up for the new one from autohaus?

    Thanks all!

    rbarnett007, Feb 25, 2005
  2. rbarnett007

    GRA Guest

    If the motor is still working, you may find that the problem is lose or
    missing nuts from the studs on the regulator and not the regulator itself.
    Remove the interior door panel - Haynes poorly describes the procedure,
    position the window, and using Loc-Tite, tighten the nuts. One of the studs
    tends to be partially hidden behind the door handle mechanism. If any of
    the nuts are missing look for them in the bottom of the door.

    > wrote in message
    GRA, Mar 1, 2005
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