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Old 08-17-2008, 01:23 AM   #1
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window regulator or motor bad?

it make grinding noise when goes up but smooth when goes down.
now it is not go all the way up, about 2 inches gap and stop.
coould it be the motor or the regulator/, this is on a 2000 323i front passenger side. thanks for the help
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Old 08-17-2008, 01:38 AM   #2
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Its the regulator... I'm positive. Both my fronts did the same thing. I just got my driver side fixed at the dealer for $220 after tax. That's including parts and a new vapor barrier (I guess mine was f-ed from someone else taking apart my door before I bought the car). If you dont have $220 laying around, look into the DIY fix for them... that could be all you need. Unfortunately, my regulator was beyond the DIY
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Old 11-02-2008, 08:54 PM   #3
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I would say check the motor. Mine goes down but wont roll back up. WHen I tested the motor it only moves one way.
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