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Old 09-26-2011, 02:00 PM   #1
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Default windows wont roll down-91 firebird. any ideas?

so lauren called me from work because one of her coworkers caught wind that i was redoing her headunit today and asked if id change her window motors. i said i would but that i wanted to look at the car before i order parts. i was just wondering if there was any common issues with them like say my moms century stopped rolling down windows because the window switch gets corroded. she said they stopped one at a time so im leaning towards motors but i was just wondering what you all thought.


any tips as to taking them out and putting them in would be great too. (mine was a royal pita)

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could be either.if the 91 is like my 87 the switches are in the center console. i would probably start there at least you will know if power is going to each of the motors before you have to tear the door apart.
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yeah thats what i plan on doing... she also needs her door hinges changed apparently... that should be a ton of fun. i can only imagine how much those doors weigh.

its her dd so im just gonna drive up to st jude and look at it in the parking garage just to assess things.
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thats why they break. you got to get it adjusted right too or the windows wont seal
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what breaks? the window motors?

i can honestly say i havent even seen a firebird in years. (of that body style) they all rusted out in indiana lol.
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the hinges, yep the only thing saving alot of them around here is its so bad during the winter you cant possibly drive it. so the ones that are left are almost always someones second car/toy
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lol.... i just hope its not the 3.1.. i know its an automatic but id really love one of the v8'* for the 15 mile drive back to my apt when i work on it lol
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unfortunately none of them are very impressive, i imagine even the 350 would be about the same as your car in acceleration. i like everything else though ride, handling, looks, etc.. they just need a crate engine swap to be cool
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well i just went to take a look at it... the door sags probably 2 inches... the little woman cant even close it from the inside lol. its got the 3.1.... she said its one of 200 imported from canada and apparently it was on the cover of motorweek or some magazine because its got some kind of special trim level... had some odd bodykit but i didnt see any formula badging or anything like that. that car is beat to hell and back. dents everywhere, its been stolen one tire has a slice lol. and ontop of that its an ohio car... RUST
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by the way... any tips on how i should go about doing the doors? ive never tackled doors before... let alone doors this heavy lol. the fact the windows dont roll down bothers me a bit. maybe i should do that before i go about the hinges.. but tips on how to do both are greatly appreciated
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