No, really .... I actually placed 3 hollow point .45 rounds in the gear assembly to render the window useful again.
Window wouldn't go down ... and was making this clicking noise. So after removing the panel, & grinding down 2 rivets holding the bottom half of the regulator assembly & motor to the door frame, I was able to unbolt the motor from the regulator assy..
When I took the cover off the gear, there was a pile of plastic pieces all mixed up in the grease.
Now the triangle shaped back of the metal gear is supposed to lock inside a bigger triangle shaped cutout in a plastic gear ... and I bet there's supposed to be some plastic piece in there to jam against the metal to make it work ... (which I found pulverized) and break if necessary to protect the motor (or to protect your life, should your head get caught ...
), which it did after 25 years of service.
I was trying to come up with a way to jam something between the 2 to make it work again. Just so happened that some scrap lead .45 rounds fit right in there!
I told my wife to tell everyone she has bullets in her window motor - because not everyone can say that.
Should get some strange looks on that one!