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Old 02-20-2003, 04:25 PM   #1
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A couple of days ago I went to put my window down and it just stopped halfway. Then it wouldn't go back up or go down any further. All the other windows work just fine. Once I pulled the window up with my hand(with a little force) it rolled itself up(with one of my fingers in the way...OUCH!). I tried it again yesterday and it went all the way down no problem, then on the way back up it hesitated in the middle(like it got stuck on something) and then went back up. I tried again today and it got stuck in the middle again(isn't that a song?) and took considerably more force to jar it loose to roll back up. It seems to be "sticking" in the same place each time.

has my motor given up?
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I had a problem similar to that very recently. Hold down the switch and give the door a good *Smack* and it should jar loose. It worked for me.
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any particular place I should be "smacking" it? High, low, middle?
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I hit it to the left of the bar that does diagonal on the door to hold on to. Hit it all around if the first try doesn't work.
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I'll have to try that.

I forgot to mention that now when it reaches the mid point it makes a loud clicking noise, like it'* trying to get it to go down but it can't. I almost think it'* off track or something.
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Hmm, maybe someone else could justify that.
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well smacking it did nothing. Still sticks and clicks. Looks like I'll have to take the door panel off and have a look see.
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At least it was worth a shot.
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It does sound like you have something more serious. The track may be loose or damaged, or the regulator motor may be going south on you. Best way is to take a peek.
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My 92 Bonneville had a problem similar to yours, only it eventually quit working altogether. I took the door apart and found that there is a half-moon looking gear that drives the window arm. This gear had broken from the assembly. I don't recall exactly how it was all put together but basically I removed the gear and assembly from the door. I found the gear was simply spot welded in three places and the spot welds broke. Well I fixed that, I took a Mig wire welder and completely welded the gear to the assembly. You'd have to take a torch to it to remove it now. Anyway the window has worked fine ever since.

Just another angle.
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