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If you can raise it freely, it suggests that the cable has broken - in any case a replacement mechanism is likely to be required. A while since I broke a 147 5-door but a careful inspection of the door card should show the fixing screw locations - likely to need to remove the switch panel to acess some fixings, and I think there is a "plug" in the doorpull that conceals one. If you get really stuck I've got some rear doors in the unit so could check in detail.
Once the card is off the mechanism is fairly easy to remove, IIRC 5 10mm nuts, and there is a peg and clip securing the cable to the glass. When fitting the replacement its usually easiest to fit it with the peg set at a low point of its run - just connect the motor wiring and plug the switch panel in temporarily and wind it down.
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