thank you furious-
i have had the panel off for a few days now, studying the window. the glass is definitely in the track and there don't seem to be restrictions. when i roll the window down and it stops, the first thing i hear is the clicking and i don't see any bump or jolt that would indicate the window is getting stuck in the tracks.
the clicking is definitely coming from where the motor meets the regulator. upon closer inspection of the regulator gear teeth, i notices a small groove seems to have been cut down all the middle of the regulator teeth. i suspect this is not natural. the motor does appear to be firmly attached to the regulator, as dirty martini pointed out.
just now when i was out there fooling around with it the motor went out on me. it would roll the window down, but not roll it back up farther than one inch. the motor will work for a second but then quit, no clicking no nothing.
i was going to take out the assemnly right then and there but i'm not prepared yet..
is it best to drill out the rivets? or hammer them out? the inside of the rivet is curved so it doesn't provide a nice seat for the drill bit which bounces arround some what, should i procede with this? or should i hammer them out?
also, i assume i can use pop rivets to re-attach the assembly. is this correct? all i have in terms of rivet work is a pop rivet gun.
there are four rivets around the motor and then one black rivet that attaches the frame of the assebly to a track which extends to the inside of the door frame where it is held in by a screw on the other side - what do i do about this track?
thanks a lot for your time.