Originally Posted by MikadoWu
Amazon is Advertising Dorman 741-886 Front Driver Side Replacement Power Window Regulator as being and updated Regulator and Motor.
Anyone know is this is true and if they went back to the new Motor?
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Unfortunately I believe the new Dorman motor that everyone raved about was short lived and is no longer in production and that Dorman went back to the faulty design to save production costs...so essentially...you'll be purchasing the same factory standard FBody motor.
Originally Posted by Need4Camaro
Im just dead curious, is it at all possible to retrofit a newer style window motor onto our regulator and if so, would it really help? Maybe from a 2010 Camaro or a newer car in general? I know the doors and regulators are probably way different but it is just a machine afterall, surely some form of adapter could be designed?
Quoting myself here. As it turns out, it IS possible!
With the help of another board member and his inspiration we found an adapter plate can be fabricated and used on Gen 4 Corvette Window Motors to adapt them to F-Body window regulators. The vette motors are about 30 - 40% faster than the F-Body window motors.
They don't fall prone to the thermal resistor wear as the F-Body motors do as well. With the help of the adapter, they can be bolted on and off a F-Body regulator just as easily as a stock F-Body motor using the Shoebox method with absolutely no change in how to install or remove them.
The only slight thing with the motors as that the gear on the motor itself is not as long as the F-Body's motor gear...meaning... if the half moon gear on the regulator is bent, mis aligned, or in any other position than factory 100% perfect condition, there's a chance that the motor's gear and half moon gear will not mate.. I had this problem on the drivers side and chased it down until I removed my regulator and compared it to a new one. When I did I found mine was slightly belt..not visable enough to the naked eye but enough to push the half moon gear too far from the motor to properly mesh.
Here are some photos... stock motor and regulator on the right, corvette motor and stock regulator on the left.. then a video to confirm it does work...
Note this is working on the driver side even after removing and reinstalling a brand new AC DELCO
regulator. Im not sure how the Dorman or aftermarket brands will hold up.