Common Headaches Caused by Your Lincoln Mark LT Window Regulator
Everyone loves playing with their car's windows; it somehow became a stress-reliever or a distraction from the traffic. However, this common car activity actually risks damaging the window assembly especially the window regulator. A damaged window regulator gives drivers a fair amount of headache, some of which are listed below.
Window motor burn-up
If your car's window regulator overheats, there is no helping buying a new part. Replacements do solve the problem but that does not ensure that the new regulator would not experience the same fate. For problems like this, it is best to know what caused the regulator to overheat in the first place. This saves you the money and hassle of buying a new regulator periodically.
A lot of things can cause your Lincoln Mark LT window regulator to overheat; the most common cause would be an installation mishap. Rather than blaming the brand of the window regulator that you bought, it is best to consider how you installed it in your vehicle. DIYers, and sometimes mechanics, tend to have the regulator misaligned or put in too tightly. Incorrect installation gives the part too much stress, causing it to overheat.
Wet window regulator
Getting a raindrop or two on your Lincoln Mark LT window regulator is considered normal, but when it is as drenched as the window then you have a problem. Drivers often do not notice this until the regulator has had enough and overheats or fails.
A soaked window regulator is usually caused by an inadequate drainage system in the assembly; the glass gaskets should be fitted tightly against the glass. If the gasket is too far from the window glass, water can reach the assembly inside the door, drenching the window regulator motor.
The window regulator is also prone to damage. Window regulators are usually made of plastic, making them frail and be in need of replacing quite often. There isn't much to do to solve this other than grumble against the manufacturers/dealers for choosing plastic.
However, there are cases where the window regulator breaks way before the supposed end of its service life. Premature breaking or damage can be caused by a lot of things: (1) too much heat in the assembly; (2) your kids playing with the buttons of the window; or (3) rough handling of the door.