Frequently Asked Questions Ask APW
How much do window regulators costs?
Answer: Basic manual window regulators are available for as low as $20 and as high as $50. For electric window regulators, the most basic ones come for as low as $40 and are priced as high as $80. Build quality usually determines the price of these window regulators. Some electric window regulators also come equipped with motors, making it a lot pricier at around $200 to as much as $500.
How often should window regulators be replaced?
Answer: Window regulators don't have to be replaced every so often like oil filters and brake pads. They should just be used and maintained as normal up until they break before buying a new one.
What is an inexpensive way of removing rust from a window regulator?
Answer: Rust has always been one of the biggest problems of technology ever since man started forging spears and other tools out of metal and, unfortunately, window regulators are no exception to this scourge. Rather than replace the whole assembly or buy expensive rust treatment chemicals, there is an inexpensive way to treat regulators that have formed rust. Window regulator made of steel can be submerged in a 40/60 mix of vinegar and water for a few days in a warm area. After soaking the components, they should be rinsed with water and wiped dry to remove any remaining rust. This method must not be used with magnesium or aluminum alloys since the acidic vinegar will eat them away.
What is the best window regulator for the Toyota Camry?
Answer: First and foremost, buyers should get a window regulator that is appropriate to their window system. It's useless buying an expensive electric regulator equipped with a motor if the car utilizes a manual system to operate the windows. Price should rarely be an issue with window regulators since the costly ones are built better and last a really long time. They also come with warranties that guarantee replacement if they break within five or ten years. Be sure to get window regulators specially made for the Toyota Camry to prevent problems with installation in the future.