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    Passenger Window won't work

    The passenger window won't go down and if it does go down just a little it won't go back up for a while. Is it the window lift motor or the window regulator that usually needs to be replaced? Thanks for you help.

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    motor. but you can buy a fix kit at www.autotrix.com i think it is. i bought one, put it in, the window went down but not up. i thought the kit fried the motor but i found out my switch went out after putting in new motor. i still have the kit and plan on putting it back in though

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    yeap its prob the motor . . get a new motor and the auto trix kit to prevent it from happenin again

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    Do i still need to get a new motor before I put the kit in or will the kit fix the issue.

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    kit helps prevent your new motor from going bad. at least not as soon

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    From what I have heard it is a pain in the butt to put a new motor in. Are there any tips on doing this.

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    The switch is most likely the problem with your senario. I'd try that before attempting to replace the motor, lot easier and quicker than a motor replacement.

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    If you press the down button the window will come down maybe 1/4 of an inch and thats it. This occurs from either the switch on the driver or passenger door.

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    Ive read several threads on this issue lately. Im leanin more towards my problem being in the motor itself. But I thought Id ask if theres a good way to check and make sure its the motor and not in the switch. Mine will roll down with no hesitation, it just has issues going back up (insert perv joke here). Now it does this reguardless of which switch you use, which is why I think its the motor itself. On the other hand, its a car with 144k on it... so both switches could be fubar. Anyhow, anyone have a way to test it out?

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    try the switch. after i put my new motor in it would go down fine but only go up a 1/4 inch at a time. and its cheaper to. at least give it a try. save the pacakaging and if it doesnt fix it take it back

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    were to buy

    Were can I buy it and how much does it cost? I have the exact same problem.

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    dealer. and i think the passenger is 14 and the driver is around 25.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xs-Style View Post
    Ive read several threads on this issue lately. Im leanin more towards my problem being in the motor itself. But I thought Id ask if theres a good way to check and make sure its the motor and not in the switch. Mine will roll down with no hesitation, it just has issues going back up (insert perv joke here). Now it does this reguardless of which switch you use, which is why I think its the motor itself. On the other hand, its a car with 144k on it... so both switches could be fubar. Anyhow, anyone have a way to test it out?
    Mine does the exact same thing as yours. Goes down like a demon chasin' a virgin, but goes up so slow that if it started raining I would get soaked. And when it finally gets to the top, I have to help it the last 1/2" or it won't seal up.

    I haven't done anything with it yet though.

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    NOOOOOSTEALERSHIP autozone!! $50!!!! lifetime warrantee!!!!!

    ps its the motor, my maro did the same thing goes down, not up all the way,
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    You can get the window motors for about $20-$25 off e-bay, with a lifetime warrenty. had to do one of mine over the summer and it was a major pain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sas View Post
    You can get the window motors for about $20-$25 off e-bay, with a lifetime warrenty. had to do one of mine over the summer and it was a major pain.
    you know, i looked and i cant find them with lifetimes anymore on ebay, i bought my camaro one from doctorauto parts on ebay with a LW, now they dont sell anything anymore and i'd bet you couldnt get a hold of them, doesnt matter i dont have the maro anymore so whatever, autozone on the other will be around for a while me thinks, and i need one pretty soon so thats where im headed

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