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My 2012 Honda Civic drivers side window went down, and wouldn't go back up.
I heard the motor working fine, so I took apart the door panel to investigate.
Pushing up on the track while holding the window up button, the window went back up.
I rolled it down and up a bunch of times and all was good.
Then I brought it down again and it got stuck again.
It seemed like it went too far past where it should be, passed where the gear teeth would catch.
I pushed it up again, and with some force it went up again.
I'm able to repeat this, doesn't seem to be related to Auto or Manual all the way down, but not sure.
So there is an intermittent issue where it goes down too past normal.
Thoughts?
Thanks!
 

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Well, I figured it out.
The regulator has gone soft from years of pressure from the window going up and down.
When it the window is all the way down, the motor actually bends out of the way from the pressure and the gears leave alignment.
So the motor mount point on the regulator bends and I need a new regulator.
Meantime I fixed it by tapping a screw through to stop the motor from moving.
 

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Thx. Not sure if pictures would help.
Basically, the motor runs just fine. You can hear it run fine.
With the door panel off, and looking down into the inside of the window, you can see that the motor bends out of the way towards the inside of the car when the window hits the bottom of the down position.
Just bend it back toward the outside of the car, and put a screw through the metal, long enough to keep it from bending again. I used the hole for the wire harness clip, and inserted a M7x16 bolt secured with a nut.
The real solution is to replace the regulator.
 
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