Originally Posted by Artl
Originally Posted by acg_ssei
If you found bolts holding the drive motor in, it'* a replacement; the factory pop-rivets the original motors into the doors.
Don't think so, guys. The shop manual specifically says "remove 3 nuts".
If that'* what the manual says, then that'* what the manual says, but I can only tell you that I've seen nothing but pop-rivets holding the window motors in, except in cases where I know the motor is a replacement (i.e. I installed it myself in the past, or otherwise know the history of the car). In some cases the replacement motor even comes with its attaching nuts and bolts, which is nice; otherwise I have to go off on a treasure hunt to find some that will fit.
At least removing the rivets is relatively easy; you don't have to grind them off. Use a centerpunch or a dull nail to knock the rivet stem through into the door, then drill out the rivet. (The drill needs only to be the size of the hole, _not_ the size of the rivet head!
) The rivet is aluminum and the drill will go through it like butter. Takes no time at all.