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Old 11-20-2014, 08:31 AM   #1
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I have to replace my drivers side window motor. Napa has 2 dorman units , 1 has a plastic gear and 1 is metal, is 1 just more durable than the other or are they completely different?
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Honestly, I'd probably stay away from the plastic gear one. I mean, plastic does break under stress.
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dorman does updates to design deficiencies, so just guessing but i would imagine the plastic was failing so they made a metal one
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just wasn't sure if they were 2 different units ,there is not that much difference in price
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I hear that Mike , I'll go with the metal one cause I'm always under stress lol
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LMAO, good idea.
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Ya the plastic one is more like the OE gear. And the plastic one does strip, thats what caused my window to not roll up or down in my Regal.
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