You are rolling up your window like you normally do when all of a sudden, your window drops. You attempt you roll it back up, but it appears stuck. You may try to stick your hands in there to no avail, and we understand how frustrating this can be. We know that you may be tempted to continue driving your vehicle with your stuck window, as it doesn't necessarily affect the drivability of your car, but a stuck window should also be addressed as soon as possible.
There are a number of reasons why you should have a broken window fixed quickly - 1) you can attract theft, even if you put a bag or sheet over the window. You may not believe that your vehicle has anything of value in it, but thieves are crafty 2) bugs and rodents galore can find their way into your vehicle (aka their new home) and 3) you never know when a rainstorm can strike, and dealing with a wet interior is not fun, especially when it does damage that is going to cost you money to repair. Also, have you ever tried driving on a 65 MPH freeway with your window all the way down? Sure, it's fun for the first 2 minutes - maybe not for 30.
Whether you have a power window or a manual window (oh boy), the mechanisms inside are very similar. A control arm will attach to either the power window motor or the manual crank handle, and a regulator will translate movement into the path of the window. Typically when your window "drops" or is stuck in the down position, there is an issue with the motor, regulator, the window has fallen out of its track. Lets look at all of the possible causes:
- The window is dislodged from the regulator, meaning it has fallen out of place
- There is a broken arm control which connects the window to the motor
- The power window regulator is faulty and needs to be replaced
- The window motor has shorted and needs to be replaced
If you're currently dealing with a stuck or fallen window, give us a call here at Victory Auto Service & Glass today or make an appointment online for your visit. We will be happy to help address the issue and get you back on the road driving comfortably again.