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Old 05-25-2007, 06:22 PM   #1
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Default Firebird/trans am power window problems

I'm wondering if anyone has had problems with their driver side power window, because I am. If so, was it the regulator, window motor, or both that fixed the problem. Mine will go down fine most of the time, but then when you try to put it back up it will go up a little, and then stop. Then you have to wait a while and try again and it will go up a little more. Repeat process until window is up. Not recommended for rainy days. Thanks for any input.


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Classic symptom of window motor going bad. Get one locally with a lifetime warranty and replace it yourself. Lots of guides out there.
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http://shbox.com/page/windowmotor.html wow we need to sticky the damn window motor problem lol
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had the same problem, but on the pass. side, i just finnished replacing
the motor, now it works perfect. replaced the driver side about 2 years ago.
make sure there is grease on the motor gear and track.
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Yep, I replaced my driver side in 9-2003. It just died last Monday but AutoZone had me on file so they handed me a new one. So it lasted 4 years, same as the stock one.
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thank you for the help everyone.
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I'm in the process of changing out mine right now and I'll never attempt it again. I talked to one shop that specializes in F bodies and they said change out the whole motor and regulator assembly. Otherwise it's a BIG pain in the *** and I'm finding out the hard way.
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had it awhile ago, and did it on my own. Took all of 45 minutes tops and thats with zero mechanical ability :biglaugh:
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Its really easy. I've done it twice now. The motor is just held in with a few rivets. No need to remove the regulator. You can do it in 30min - 1hr.

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That link needs to be a sticky! My motor just went out today. Good thing it wasn't raining. lol
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Yep, had it happen twice on two different 4th gens. Motor is about done.
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any issues with the rollers on the window track. Mine is broken and I was told it is a discontinued part. How can you discontinue a vital part on a late 90s car that has a history of window problems? Any input?
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I think Rock Auto sells the motor/regulator together. Might want to take a look.
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