Steiger Performance Power Window Regulator Repair Kit
For 2002-2006* Jeep Liberty Rear Window
|* ||This kit will fit the 2002-2005 Jeep Liberty, as well as
2006 models. If your Liberty is a 2006, please
be sure to check out the Applications section
to find out if this kit will work on your vehicle.
Warning: Be sure that the window repair kit you are purchasing is a
genuine Steiger Performance product! Some sellers are hawking a
made-in-China counterfeit/lookalike kit. For more information about
this, please read my "Why Buy From
Steiger Performance?" page.
Let me guess... One of the rear windows in your
Jeep Liberty just made a snapping or grinding noise, the window no
longer works, the glass wants to fall down into the door and you can
move it up and down by hand?
If so, then please allow me to be the first to welcome you to the club!
The power windows in the Jeep Liberty are notorious
for breaking in this manner. The problem is the
design of the mechanism used to move the window.
The Liberty uses a plastic window bracket that rides inside of a
metal track in the door. As you use the window, the part of the
plastic bracket that rides inside the metal guide rail tends to wear away
until it becomes too thin to support the weight
of the window, at which point it snaps and down comes the glass! Wear
isn't the only reason for the failure of this part however - it is
simply too weak. I know people who have had brand new window
regulators installed and despite never using the window, the regulator
There are many people out there who need to use both hands to count the number
of regulators that have failed in their Liberty! Its one thing to
have to keep replacing a part while you are still covered under the
factory warranty, since the dealership will replace it for
"free", but what happens when the warranty expires and you have to
foot the entire bill? I don't know about you, but throwing money at a part I
know is going to break again (perhaps soon) does
not give me a warm and fuzzy feeling inside...
To add insult to injury, the only option provided by Jeep to
fix the problem is to replace the entire window regulator -
guide rail, bracket, motor and everything, most of which
are perfectly functional! The problem is
a broken piece of plastic and the solution is to spend hundreds of
dollars to replace the entire regulator?
There is something very wrong with this picture.
I am far too cheap to spend that kind of money to replace a
mechanism which still has the vast majority of its parts in perfect
working order. Besides, its the principle of the thing - breaking a
piece of plastic should not mean that an entire $200 mechanical assembly is now
junk! In my opinion, a better solution would be
to simply replace the part that is actually broken, and that is
exactly what this repair kit allows you to do.
main component of the kit is a window bracket that replaces the broken
plastic one. It is constructed of steel and has a powdercoat finish, with nylon
inserts for the wear surfaces. The stock spiral cable inside the
regulator attaches to this bracket in exactly the same manner as the
In order to install it, the
regulator assembly is removed from the vehicle and dissassembled. The
broken plastic bracket is discarded and the metal bracket
included with this kit slides onto the regulator.
The install requires only normal hand tools, with the most difficult
part of the procedure probably being the removal of a small rivet on
the regulator. If you have a drill, grinder or Dremel® tool, removing the
rivet is actually not a big deal. If you don't have access to power
tools, the rivet can technically be removed with a hand file, if
you've got the stamina and the patience.
All of the hardware that you will need is included, and I also include
a Torx tool. (Some of the fasteners on the
regulator use a T-20 Torx head which is not as common as the
ubiquitous flat, Phillips or hex head. Although Torx bits and screwdrivers
are readily available, supplying the tool in the kit may
save you from having to make a trip to the hardware store in the middle of your project.)
Also included is a four page, step-by-step installation guide with
full color photos.
For more detailed installation
information, please refer to the installation instructions. They are
provided in the kit and are also available on-line
in Adobe PDF format.
I stand behind my product and I want you to be happy with your
Each kit is warranted to the original purchaser to be free from
defects in materials and workmanship for as long as you own the kit.
I am very careful during the manufacturing process and quality control
inspection to weed out anything that could potentially cause a problem
down the road. However, as is the case with any mechanical item, there
is always a chance for failure no matter how controlled the
manufacturing process may be. As such, should this repair kit break or
prove unsatisfactory to you, please contact me and I will be happy to
replace it or refund your purchase price. (In the event of a warranty
claim, you will be responsible for the postage cost to mail the kit
back to me, but I will cover the cost of shipping the replacement to
This repair kit fits the 2002-2005 Jeep Liberty, and it will also
work on a 2006 Liberty as long as it was built prior to March 16, 2006. If you
have a 2006 Liberty, you will need to know its build date in order to
tell if this kit will work for you. Just in case you need some help
in this area, I have put together a page explaining
how to determine
your Liberty's build date.
This kit is designed for the rear doors only - it will
not work on the
front doors. (A kit which repairs the front doors is also available.)
This kit is not ambidextrous - there is a separate kit
for the left and right windows. Part number SP13001 is for the right
rear door and part number SP13002 is for the left rear door.
This kit was designed to repair the power window
regulator. Manual windows were available in the Liberty, but
this kit will not work on a manual window regulator.
Which door is right and which is left? "Left" and "Right" as
mentioned above are referenced from the perspective of someone sitting
in the vehicle. (I try to avoid referencing the doors by "driver" or
"passenger" side because this can vary from vehicle to vehicle - the
driver's side door is on the left in the USA or Canada, but it would
be on the right in the UK or Australia.) If you are having difficulty
determining whether you need the left front or right front kit, the
easiest way to think of it is to picture yourself sitting in the vehicle. You can also
refer to the diagram below, which shows a bird's eye view of a Liberty
and identifies each door.
* - Will not work on most 2006 models built after 3/15/2006. If in doubt, please use the wizard and/or spotter's guide.
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