View Full Version : Window motor... HELP!!!


stroked383HSR
04-07-2012, 09:47 PM
I swear...Sometimes Im so stupid!..

I cant figure out how the fuck! to put my window motor back in? How to line it up. I got n a hurry and didnt pay attention to how to came out.

Ive checked all the posts and theres really nothing that shows how it lines up



can some help me out here?

DisasterFormula
04-07-2012, 09:50 PM
http://shbox.com/page/windowmotor.html

stroked383HSR
04-07-2012, 09:57 PM
i looked at that...I just cant seem to get the new motor to line up and the gear to fit right.


ALL THE pictures i look at...the holes are all different.....like in the link...the motors both have different holes for different years.

DisasterFormula
04-07-2012, 11:33 PM
Did you get the right motor? The other day at the auto part store, I told the guy, plugwire set 4605 and he gave me set 4606.

stroked383HSR
04-07-2012, 11:34 PM
LOL!....YES i got the freakin right motor!...im not that bad....lol

DisasterFormula
04-07-2012, 11:35 PM
Are you sure that the counter guy didn't give you the wrong one and you didn't notice the number being wrong?

stroked383HSR
04-07-2012, 11:38 PM
I didnt get it from an auto parts store....I got it from AC delco! and its the right part number same as in the "How to".

wssix99
04-08-2012, 12:56 AM
I didnt get it from an auto parts store....I got it from AC delco! and its the right part number same as in the "How to".

Can you take it back anyway? You should have gotten the Dorman. (Lots of problems with the OEM design.)

You should be able to rotate the motor around where the gear attaches. There is only one position where the holes will line up.

DisasterFormula
04-08-2012, 01:00 AM
I didnt get it from an auto parts store....I got it from AC delco! and its the right part number same as in the "How to".

Just checking to make sure. Even the greatest of minds can make the most simple mistakes.

stroked383HSR
04-08-2012, 06:48 AM
You should be able to rotate the motor around where the gear attaches. There is only one position where the holes will line up.


what do you mean,,,? i just cant seem to get the new motor to sit flat on the mounting brackets ...cant line it up...unless im doing something wrong. WHICH I AM.....:eyes:

wssix99
04-08-2012, 10:28 AM
Are you using the shbox method with the regulator still attached to the door? If so, you'll need to get a mirror inside the door to see. There should be a hole in the middle of the regulator, near the gear rack, that accepts the shaft that the motor gear is on. From there, just rotate around that point until the holes line up.

If you get the gear and shaft in the right place, you should be able to line up the holes.

wssix99
04-08-2012, 10:29 AM
One other idea... Do you still have the old motor? Check it to confirm which holes were used before.

stroked383HSR
04-08-2012, 10:35 AM
yeah its like a i cant get the gear to sit in the right spot ......therfore keeping it off the mounting brackets and not allowing me to fasten.

stroked383HSR
04-08-2012, 10:42 AM
i got in a argument with my girlfriend and my stupid ass went out there lastnight and just started taking shit apart and wasnt paying attention...

so know im paying for it!

stroked383HSR
04-08-2012, 11:51 AM
GOT IT!...I had to drill holes in my panel so i could line the hole up!!

I just get in a hurry and it screws me!.....


Thanks guys!!! and WSSIX!

Schnell
04-09-2012, 07:31 AM
Highly recommend you think about a relay or getting the window rewire kit someone on here sells.

Ruthless909
04-09-2012, 07:37 AM
GOT IT!...I had to drill holes in my panel so i could line the hole up!!

I just get in a hurry and it screws me!.....


Thanks guys!!! and WSSIX!

How did you remove the old motor in the first place?

FiredUpZ28
04-09-2012, 08:13 AM
How did you remove the old motor in the first place?

More importantly WHY? Its so much easier to just pull the whole regulator out and put it in a vice. Thats if your NOT replacing the regulator with it (which is easier than all of the above). I'd never replace a motor with the regulator in the door, too much can go wrong.

RPM WS6
04-09-2012, 12:35 PM
I'd never replace a motor with the regulator in the door, too much can go wrong.

I've done this, and would/will do it again. It's very simple on these cars. And once those access holes are drilled and there are no motor rivits to remove, future replacements are even easier.

I really don't see how it could be easier to remove the whole regulator, at least in the case of these cars.

wssix99
04-09-2012, 12:49 PM
More importantly WHY? Its so much easier to just pull the whole regulator out and put it in a vice. Thats if your NOT replacing the regulator with it (which is easier than all of the above). I'd never replace a motor with the regulator in the door, too much can go wrong.

I used to replace them on the regulator but am now a supporter of the shbox method. The more the regulator rivets are removed, the more the rivet holes are worn, which can lead to tears in the panel.

Drokkers
04-09-2012, 02:35 PM
I've done this, and would/will do it again. It's very simple on these cars. And once those access holes are drilled and there are no motor rivits to remove, future replacements are even easier.

I really don't see how it could be easier to remove the whole regulator, at least in the case of these cars.

what this ^ guy said. I put a piece of 2x4 to hold the regulator and window in place (shbox method) and drilled the holes, bolted it up with loctite and BAM! works like a charm. easy breezy, and that was the first time i replaced it.

CHADsterss
04-09-2012, 03:19 PM
Sorry to jack this thread but my window is stuck half way down (or half way up) and it will not move at all, I pulled everything off and after a bit of research and poking around on the door this is what I found.... Looks to me as if the motor has been replaced before... http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee222/lunitic_8/02aa4a8d.jpg

So I need to replace it now, how in the hell do I get the window to move up? I've tried holding the button to roll the window up and pulling it up but it only moves about an inch then when I let go it drops back down

wssix99
04-09-2012, 04:08 PM
Looks like you have access to at least three of the screws. If you undo those, you should be able to rotate the motor gear away to the point where you can pull up the glass and get to the other screw.

perezpowerbuilders
04-09-2012, 04:11 PM
remove those 3 screws remove the window motor , then pull the window up manually... hold the window in place with a clamp and wood block...if the widow still wont come up after removing the motor, then regulator or something else is messed up....goodluck to you.

CHADsterss
04-09-2012, 04:40 PM
Right on I guess I lucked out... Thanks yall