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Old 04-27-2004, 12:00 AM   #11
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Arggh...the window problem.

I haven't experienced it, but am concerned about my number coming up when I least expect it.

I have a couple of wood shims with the spare tire, so if it happens when I'm on one of my extended business trips, I could at least push the window up and wedge in place.

Mind you, I don't know if this would even work, without destroying the moulding.

Is there any preventative maintence for this problem?
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I don't think so. I think its a design problem with the regulator unit. When it breaks...it breaks.
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Is there any preventative maintence for this problem?
Heres a link for a bit of a recent discussion, http://www.bonnevilleclub.com/forum/...ic.php?t=17254
Follow some of the links I left there for pictures and instructions.

Even if you never use the window they can fail and when it breaks it falls open.
Poor design, no way around it that I can see?
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One way around it... Carry DUCK TAPE in your trunk.

Atleast then you could tape it up...
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Ofcourse, that would only be a temp fix...
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My rear driverside regulator went on me only a few months after I got my car. Hopefully it won't happen again, or if it does it'* still under warranty!
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I got the tie rods fixed and the popping feels substantially less noticeable - almost gone. Most likely something got lubed in the process that is causing the problems. I did find some good news out though. I had called my dealer from where I bought my car and explained all my difficulties. He then told me that I have a 1500 mile, 30 day warranty that they give with all their used cars!

I am going to schedule a time to have them look at the steering pop, and replace the plenum that is starting to leak. I already had the window and tie rods repaired, and am hoping they will compensate me for the work that was done. I am going on a trip Thursday and will be sure to make note of any problems I find so I can get the warranty stuff done before it runs out. I'll probably go out and roll my other rear window up and down about 3000000 times before the warranty is up. lol.

Maybe if I complain loud enough they'll give me a fresh set of rubber for the wheels (yeah right - keep dreaming).

Will see what happens.
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That steering pop sounds exactly like what was happening to our 2002 Bonneville. It had about 10,000 miles on it when it was occuring. We took it into the dealer and they replaced the intermediate steering shaft and lubed it. The problem vanished entirely. Hope this helps.
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