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Old 01-07-2003, 07:52 PM
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power window ????

I have a non-functional driverside rear window since I bought the car. While hitting the switch today I can hear the motor running both up and down and a light grinding noise but no window movement. Since it appears the motor works is this an easy fix? What do I need before I tear into it? Thanks, RT
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Old 01-07-2003, 08:52 PM
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Most probably a window regulator. At worst you need the motor I guess.. (dohh.. smart suggestion Holson)


Try tearing the door panel apart and see what's going on. I figured out why my rear windows shouldn't be used until I fix them by doing so. The coupe's rear windows are a pain to attend to....

I figured that I could actually use my rear windows if I don't keep pressing the button when the window is already up. Because the window lifter mechanism bends a piece that holds the glass... (window guide or something) - that motor's a lil too strong I guess. If the car had manual crank windows I bet they'd still be working by now....

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If you are not sure maybe you can bring the regulator to the meet and have somebody look at it Somebody with enough body heat or who just loves sub-zero temperatures (in Celcius that is)
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Old 01-08-2003, 01:06 PM
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Over time, the alloy casting warps on these window regulators, allowing the motor gear to disengage from the window gear. I have been able to straighten and reinforce one of these but it's alot of work. Best option is a NEW regulator.

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