Steiger Performance Power Window Regulator Repair Kit
For 2006-2007* Jeep Liberty Front Window
|* ||This kit will fit the 2007 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.
Let me guess... One of the front 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.
As if the situation weren't bad enough, if you visit your local
you will learn that Jeep has discontinued the late 2006-2007
style window regulator, so if someone comes in with a
broken one, what they have to do is to install a 2002-2005 style
window regulator. (The person behind the parts counter may claim that it
has been "redesigned", and there is indeed a new part number, but the
fact is that its actually the exact same unit as was being
installed on the assembly line back in 2002 - easily verified by
comparing the injection moldings of the original factory parts to the
Unfortunately, this change also requires that
the window be swapped out for the earlier style glass. Unless you are
fortunate enough to be covered under warranty, obviously this makes an
already expensive repair even more so.
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.
In addition, my window repair kit is
designed to work with your existing regulator and glass, so there is
no need to purchase any additional parts.
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 2007 Jeep Liberty, and it will also
work on a 2006 Liberty as long as it was built on February 26,
2006 or later. 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 front doors only - it will
not work on the
rear doors. (A kit which repairs the rear doors is also available.)
This kit is not ambidextrous - there is a separate kit
for the left and right windows. Part number SP13007 is for the right
front door and part number SP13008 is for the left front 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.
|Attention: This gets a bit
tricky, so all 2006-2007 Liberty owners should
carefully read this section to make sure you order the correct
kit! (Or, if you'd prefer to be spared the nitty gritty
details, you can safely skip this section and just use
the wizard instead.)
As mentioned above, Jeep no longer makes a 2006-2007 style replacement
regulator, so when a window regulator must be replaced on these vehicles, they are installing the 2002-2005 style
window regulator and glass. This is important, because if the window regulator
and glass in the door you are looking to repair has been changed out, this kit will
not work, you need the repair kit for the earlier model Liberty instead.
Unless you are certain that the window regulator in question is the one
that was originally installed at the factory, you should verify that you
still have the late 2006-2007 style regulator and glass. When a dealership
replaces the regulator and glass, they are supposed to apply a decal which
alerts other service techs to the change. This decal is shown to the right.
If you find one on your door, that means your regulator and glass
have been swapped out, and you will need to use the 2002-2006
style kit instead.
If you find this label on your door, the 2006-2007 style repair kit will
not work - you will need to use the
2002-2006 style instead.
It is conceivable that your door components
could have been swapped out at some point but the label was not applied. If you want to
make absolutely certain as to which version is installed in your
Liberty, the only sure-fire way is to actually take a look inside the
Are you confused yet?
Don't worry, you are not alone! If you are not sure which kit you
need, please use my
Jeep Liberty Window Regulator
Repair Kit Wizard. It will guide you through a series of
questions and show you which kit you need. Also available is my
Jeep Liberty Window Regulator
Spotter's Guide which allows you to determine which kit you need based on
what you actually see installed in your door.
* - Please use the
wizard and/or the
so that you can be sure to order the correct kit for your vehicle.
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