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Old 09-20-2007, 12:39 PM   #1
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I figured out how to get to it without ripping the door panel apart but has anyone ever changed one themselves? If so, what do I need to look out for? Any and all relevant help is appreciated.
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I figured out how to get to it without ripping the door panel apart but has anyone ever changed one themselves? If so, what do I need to look out for? Any and all relevant help is appreciated.
Well I just replaced(2 days ago) the power window motor on the pass side. I believe there are 6 factory rivets, not sure if it 5-6-7 lol that have to be removed. The regulator is attatched to the motor as well. What I foudn to work well for me was instead of drilling the rivets out, I took a center punch and knocked them out but be very careful thats alot of pounding. Might best be easier to drill them out. I have NO easy way to get the remainder of the rivet out. I used vice grips and a chisel to knock the rivets the rest of the way out. Once all the rivets are removed you have to slide the motor and the regulator which is attatched to the motor to the far right hand side of the door and bring both of them out through the rectangle hole that is near the bottom of the door. It might appear that it wont come out of there but trust me it does. lol.
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Thanks man, I don't look forward to it but it'* gotta be done.
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You will have to remove the inside trim panel. One of the rivets must be accessed through a hole in the metal framework.
I drilled mine out and had no problems. Used nuts and bolts with lockwashers to install the new motor.
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depending on how far you want to take it, when i replaced my regulator in my 91 i took out the two rivets that hold the door lock mechanism in disconnected it and put it aside, i found it was much much easier to remove and replace it this way, and you also gain more room to put your hands in the door to get the little tab deally back on the window track. machine screws work to secure everything back in there with lock nuts. if you have a riveter like me I would go that route. rivets really are quite simple to remove, knock the center out then drill it. seriously takes no more than 5 seconds per rivet to remove them with a $6 dewalt cobalt drill bit 1/4" designed for drilling stainless steel ect. installing rivets takes about the same 5 seconds with a good pop gun. I got a craftsman one from sears. This is for sure a job anyone can do with about 1-2hrs of time.
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Thanks for the info!
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Where did you locate a regulator at, lock yard ? Dealers around here want $300 for a regulator
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I figured out how to get to it without ripping the door panel apart but has anyone ever changed one themselves? If so, what do I need to look out for? Any and all relevant help is appreciated.
Well I just replaced(2 days ago) the power window motor on the pass side. I believe there are 6 factory rivets, not sure if it 5-6-7 lol that have to be removed. The regulator is attatched to the motor as well. What I foudn to work well for me was instead of drilling the rivets out, I took a center punch and knocked them out but be very careful thats alot of pounding. Might best be easier to drill them out. I have NO easy way to get the remainder of the rivet out. I used vice grips and a chisel to knock the rivets the rest of the way out. Once all the rivets are removed you have to slide the motor and the regulator which is attatched to the motor to the far right hand side of the door and bring both of them out through the rectangle hole that is near the bottom of the door. It might appear that it wont come out of there but trust me it does. lol.
My both front windows are extremely slow to operate since may years now on my SSE 1988.
I tried to get new power window motors replacement from GM dealers but in vain.
Where did you get yours?
These motors are obsolete and I have discovered any aftermarket replacement so far.
Info will be quite appreciated.
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I got mine at advanced auto parts. Several other local parts places around me have that motor. Didn't have any problems finding one. Good luck
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Thanks guys! The motor is now installed and it works fine! I found the motor on ebay so I expect it to go out within a year though Now I know how to do the passenger'* side when it goes out.
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