What is the average cost to replace a window regulator on a 1996 GTS?

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I received a quote of $1,150 from a local Dodge dealership for the replacement of a window regulator for the driver side window of my 1996 GTS, which seems to be excessive. The window motor is fine. What is the average cost to replace a window regulator for a 1996 GTS? I am very reluctant to seek out a nondealership mechanic for obvious reasons, but would an ASE certified mechanic be capable of replacing the window regulator? If so, what would be the expected cost for them to do the job? I have read posts on this forum where some owners were able to complete this job themselves.
 

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I am surprised that you have a Dodge Dealer that is willing to work on your Viper.
In my area (at least six Dealers within 20 miles) I have only found one willing to work on mine and the one that would will only provide labor and I have to supply all parts needed.
I ended up doing all of my own work. I used the money that I would have paid in labor and bought all tooling and service manuals needed.
Sounds like you are not in a situation where this will work for you.
The Gen 2 Viper is not a complex vehicle. I think that any good Auto shop in your area could fix your window problem.
You may want to purchase the applicable service manual to provide to the shop.
Parts should also be available, give JonB (Viper Parts Rack) a call.
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If you check out the other forums there is a thread that details step by step how to replace a window regulator. I tried to link it but got deleted.
 

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Find a local auto glass shop, they may be half the cost.
I went to Safelite and they do offer window regulator replacement. The problem is that the window regulator (part # 4763283) has been discontinued. Any advice on where I can purchase this part?
 

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A bit late for you, but... I got mine done by window motor world out of Florida. I sent them mine and they rebuilt it for about $170 and did it in one day. I believe they have a lifetime warrenty. It looks like they only have their service for Gen1 and Gen2. I just did a google search for how to do it and went by the videos I found. It was fairly easy and I discovered I didn't have to do nearly as much disassembly as the videos showed.
 

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A bit late for you, but... I got mine done by window motor world out of Florida. I sent them mine and they rebuilt it for about $170 and did it in one day. I believe they have a lifetime warrenty. It looks like they only have their service for Gen1 and Gen2. I just did a google search for how to do it and went by the videos I found. It was fairly easy and I discovered I didn't have to do nearly as much disassembly as the videos showed.
I'd love to see a video. Where did you find it?

I saw the rebuild shop in Fl too but I'm hesitant to start the project before I study the procedure.
 

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If you google Gen2 window regulator change, several links pop up. I will say one thing I did different is I did not remove the window, I just took the regulator out from under it and GENTLY lowered it to the bottom of the door once the regulator was out.
 

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I sent my window regulator to www.powerwindowrepair.com in Arizona and they rebuilt and fortified it with metal parts in one day for $175. They can be reached at 1-888-546-5615. I then had a local window tint company install it for only $80. My local dealership was charging over $1,500 for a new regulator and install.
 

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I sent my window regulator to www.powerwindowrepair.com in Arizona and they rebuilt and fortified it with metal parts in one day for $175. They can be reached at 1-888-546-5615. I then had a local window tint company install it for only $80. My local dealership was charging over $1,500 for a new regulator and install.
i wish i could find something like that around here. No small shop would do that due to the liability.
 

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So I talked to Safelite they can replace the regulator if they can get the new part. If it has to be sent out to be remanned they have no way of storing the car until it comes back.
 

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So I talked to Safelite they can replace the regulator if they can get the new part. If it has to be sent out to be remanned they have no way of storing the car until it comes back.
The next best step is to hire an ASE mobile mechanic to come to your house to remove the regulator which you will then send out to be remanufactured. www.powerwindowrepair.com completed my upgrade in a day. Once you receive it back, then you can either have the mobile mechanic install it at your house or drive to Safelite to have them install it.
 

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I don't think we have "mobile" mechanics here. I've never heard of it. If I knew that I would have used them a long time ago.
 

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I don't think we have "mobile" mechanics here. I've never heard of it. If I knew that I would have used them a long time ago.
There are mobile mechanics everywhere. Just Google "Mobile mechanics" in your city and you will find at least one or more.
 

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I did find some but they only do simple things like oil change, tires and battery.
 

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