Kia Sportage Window Regulator
Finding Out What's Wrong with Your Kia Sportage Window Regulator
Your Kia Sportage's windows not only protect you from the natural elements like heat, cold, and rain. Your windows also protect you and your SUV from bad people. So when you have busted windows, it is for your own good to pay attention and address them immediately. First thing you can check is your KIA Sportage window regulator. Luckily, most of the symptoms of a bad window regulator are pretty obvious. Here are some of the usual symptoms of a bad window regulator.
One of the obvious symptoms of a bad window regulator is a skewed window glass. When rolling up the window, you notice that the glass window is uneven. Either something is blocking part of the glass window or, the window tabs are positioned incorrectly. If it's neither of the two then you have a misaligned window regulator. You can re-align the regulator by loosening the bolts that's connecting it to the door. Bend the part of the window regulator back to its original position then place everything back. Roll the window up and down to confirm that the window works fine.
When your window falls into your door, this could mean that the glass window has fallen off its track or your vehicle has a damaged window regulator. Open the door panels and confirm what happened. If the glass window just fell off its track but remained intact, then you can just replace it back in its proper position. If, however, you see that the regulator is damaged, then you need to replace it.
One of the worst things that can happen to your windows is get stuck. Whether it's stuck open or close, the first thing to check is not the window regulator. Check the fuse box, which is more accessible because it's located under the dashboard near the steering wheel. Check for signs for a blown up fuse. If you find the fuse with a broken metallic strip, replace and try the window again. If none of the fuses are blown, check the wirings in the fuse box. Check for loose connections or torn wires. Tighten the loose connections and replace the torn wires. If everything is sound, then it's time to check under the door panel. Most likely, you would see a damaged window regulator.