Problem Description and Possible Solution
The window glass lift plates tend to bend or break and cause the window glass to tilt and bind in the door. The lift plates can be replaced separately from the window regulator. In more severe cases, however, a new window regulator may also require replacement.
Average mileage: 113,515 (58,700–145,000)
12 model years affected: 1993
, more1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004
34 people reported this problem
Window lift plate broke because of the tension placed on it by the path of the window. This stressed the plate and caused it to break. Orginally, the bond between the window and glass came apart, but after I epoxied it the plate broke. I was able to bend another plate out of sheet metal and re-epoxy it in the track and it's held 5 years now. Drivers side window. It took some practice to line up the window track. Now my speaker does'nt work but the window is good.
This just happened to my car yesterday. the window starts to pop out of the frame if I try to roll it up...and that poses and even bigger problem than annoyance since the inside door handle doesn't work either, so what do I do? Leave my window down all the time and hope for the best or leave it up and crawl out the other side? ridiculous.