How to Tell if Your Dodge Durango Window Regulator is Going Bad
The Dodge Durango window regulator allows you to lower or raise your car windows. It converts the rotational movement of the motor into linear and upright movement that lowers or raises the glass window. And since this is one of the most commonly used car parts, it has a high tendency to get worn out considerably. If not remedied immediately, it can cause further problems to the other components of the window assembly. Here are some of the most common signs you should look out for in a bad window regulator:
Off-track window glass
Since the glass window is attached to the window regulator, the glass will not move up or down if it has slipped off of the regulator. Check if there is excessive play because this is a telltale sign that it has actually slipped from its track.
When you try to close your window and it simply would not stay up, there is certainly something wrong with the Dodge Durango window regulator. The culprit may be slipping window regulator cables or loose pivot points. Window regulators operate with a pulley mechanism, and if any of the cables slip from their place, they will immediately render the regulator useless. Also, the pivot points can wear out and become loose, thereby reducing or completely removing the support to lift the glass window up.
Rust and corrosion
If you find all the electrical components of the window assembly working properly, take off the door panel to check the parts of the window regulator. The joints are prone to rust and corrosion, especially when the door panel is not properly sealed up. Left to themselves long enough, these parts will eventually break.
Broken or twisted cable
The cable in the window regulator assembly might twist or suddenly break for some reason. And when it does, it releases the tension in the pulley or spring mechanism of your Dodge Durango window regulator, making it no longer able to hold the window glass up. Broken cables are definitely hard to fix, but if the cables only got twisted out of place, then that's a problem that is fairly easy to solve. If the cables are broken, however, you might need to get yourself a new window regulator since cables are usually not sold individually.