Buick LeSabre Window Regulator
- Your Buick LeSabre is a relatively old car so components like the Buick LeSabre window regulator may require repair or replacement.
- When a Buick LeSabre window regulator fails, you’ll likely notice symptoms including an unresponsive window button, a window that can’t stay rolled up, clinking noises when rolling up the window, and a window that’s faster or slower than usual.
- The price of a replacement Buick LeSabre window regulator typically ranges from $40 up to $181.
- You can quickly find all the parts compatible with your ride by entering your vehicle’s year, make, and model in the search bar.
The Buick LeSabre is a full-size car manufactured by General Motors from 1959 to 2005. Even though it’s a big car, it is said to have great fuel economy, comfortable ride, and top-notch handling for its size.
With hundreds of thousands of miles under its belt plus the fact that it is a relatively old car, your Buick LeSabre may require repairs or part replacements from time to time. One of these car parts is the Buick LeSabre window regulator.
Common Buick LeSabre window regulator problems
Since the function of the window regulator is to move a window up and down, it is usually the part that wears out the most. It is also very prone to damage during winter as you tend to put too much stress on it whenever you try to roll your frozen window up and down. Here are some signs that will tell you if your Buick Lesabre window regulator needs to be replaced:
Window button isn’t as responsive as it used to be
If your Buick LeSabre window won’t roll up or down after pressing the window button or if it takes you multiple tries to do this successfully, it’s a sign that your window regulator is faulty. A fully functioning window regulator would allow you to easily raise or lower your car window with just one press on the button.
Window can’t stay rolled up
When you roll up your car window, it should be able to stay there—a sign that your window regulator is working properly. But if the regulator is faulty, your window won’t lock into position and will slip back down into the car door by itself. The same problem can also cause your window to be off-center or crooked. Since it’s inconvenient and unsafe to leave your car window open, make sure you replace your window regulator immediately when you experience one of these issues.
Strange noises when rolling up the window
If you can hear strange clicking or grinding noises every time you roll up your window, it’s possible that the window regulator is working harder than it needs to. This is probably because there is dirt and debris buildup in the space between the window or motor. If this problem doesn’t get addressed soon, it may cause your window to get stuck in the door.
Window is faster or slower than usual
Your car window is designed to move up and down at a specific speed to prevent it from breaking. So if you notice your window moving faster or slower than usual, the problem could potentially lie in the window regulator.
How much does a Buick LeSabre window regulator replacement cost?
The price range of replacement Buick LeSabre window regulators on our website falls anywhere between $40 and $181. Each product is available in single parts, sets of two, and sets of four and usually come with a brand-dependent warranty.
You can quickly find all the parts compatible with your ride by entering your vehicle’s year, make, and model in the search bar. For example, if you own a 2002 Buick LeSabre, simply select the correct details to see the search results narrowed down to OE replacement 2002 Buick LeSabre window regulators.
Frequently Asked Questions
How easy is it to install a Buick LeSabre window regulator?
Even a beginner DIYer can pull off a window regulator replacement. That's because the window assembly in a Buick LeSabre works through a very simple and easy to understand mechanism. Basically, the glass windows are held in place by channels that are directly connected to the window regulator. The window regulator in a LeSabre already includes three easy-to-install fasteners. There would be trimming, drilling, or cutting required. The glass windows can be attached easily too, because of the regulator clamps that are included in the assembly. The whole procedure only takes about one to two hours.
Is it possible to repair the window regulator and make it work again by just changing the broken window cables?
No. The cables are not repairable. In order to fix the window problems, the window regulator needs to be replaced. That is because the window regulator in a Buick LeSabre includes the cables. They make up the whole assembly. The window cables are attached to the regulator, and the regulator is the component that moves these cables to pull the window glass up or down.
What are the common signs of a broken window regulator?
Most of the Buick LeSabre complaints that the National Highway Traffic Administration receive has something to do with the windows. A lot of car owners share the same experience when the windows would drop all of a sudden. It is an obvious symptom of a failing window regulator because technically, it's the regulator that holds the window up or down. Another indication of a damaged regulator is the unusual noises when controlling the windows. Most often, the sound of the motor can still be heard even when the windows are not opening or closing. When any of these problems are observed, a regulator replacement might be deemed necessary.