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Old 09-17-2006, 04:43 PM   #1
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I've had an intermittent fault with my driver'* side rear door for quite a while. It seemed to operate when the weather was cool, but not otherwise.

I figured it was an electrical fault, so, I popped the door panel off this AM, pulled the connector, and checked for current at the connector-motor interface with switch activation from both the switch on the door and the driver'* panel. No current from either switch. .

So, problem solved, right? I clipped the connector, put on some spade clips, checked for continuity (current flowing) and tried the window again.

Now I can hear the motor click, but the window will not raise or lower.

I pulled the motor off, and it spins at what seems to be normal rpm (about 60) off the car.

So, it appears the window raise/lower mechanism itself is jammed.

What next? Any ideas? Also, what'* the set screw (torx) on the gear mechanism atop the door motor for?

Thanks in advance.

Bob.update! fixed!)
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Find out whats jamming the window. Also, find out if the motor is weak. It might have enough power to spin itself, but not roll up a window.
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Find out whats jamming the window. Also, find out if the motor is weak. It might have enough power to spin itself, but not roll up a window.
Any idea on how to roll the window mechanism up and down without the motor? Looks like a rack gear to me.
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Not sure on that one. Last time I did a window motor was on my 95 GA. If I remember, I was able to move the window up and down by hand.
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Not sure on that one. Last time I did a window motor was on my 95 GA. If I remember, I was able to move the window up and down by hand.
Be right back.

(edit) Window moves freely.
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Sounds like your motor went bad. :(
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Sounds like your motor went bad. :(
Yeah. This torx screw on the top appears to be the port to add grease to the worm and roller portion. Guess I'll try that, run the motor for a while, and see if that helps.

If not, Guess I'll figure out what to do about a new motor over at GMPartsdirect.
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Between 48 and 70 at Autozone for your make. 4 different models.
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OK, I took out the set screw that is apparently used to lube the worm and roller gear atop the motor. A Zerk (grease) fitting went into it perfectly, I pumped in some fresh grease until it began to show from the seal underneath the gear, then ran the motor for about 2 minutes continuously.

Works perfectly now, and it'* buttoned up.

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amazing.. damn you pre00 owners! ha
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