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This is a discussion on Window Motor within the Firebird / WS6 forums, part of the Vehicle Specific category; I understand the window motors on the 4th Gen. Firebirds are to light weight and break down easily. Is this ...

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    I understand the window motors on the 4th Gen. Firebirds are to light weight and break down easily. Is this true?

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    not only fourth gen all gens.

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    more of an issue with a crappy power supply....

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    Quote Originally Posted by ebdboudreaux View Post
    more of an issue with a crappy power supply....
    this^

    they are actually pretty heavy,

    go buy a replacement from autozone, they have a free lifetime warranty

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    Hey guys, I am having an issue with both windows rolling up and down. It rolls up and down very slow, or at times it wont roll all the way up. Do you suggest just replacing the window motors? Please help, thanks!

    Kenny

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    for the driver side replace the motor for the passanger get the Autotrix window fix and if it still continues replace that motor. You should see my driver side motor, its so bad now i have to assist it down along with assisting it up.

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    Ha, I actually did not have a functional driver side window for a year.
    I was waiting for the passenger side to give it up.
    It's sooo nice to have working windows... LOL
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    I think i might just as well replace both motors. How much do you guys think it would cost at a window shop? Thanks

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    Some mobile window replacment companies also replace window motors. Call around and see. A guy was going to charge me 100 to come to my house and do it all. I personally dont think thats too outrageous. It was actually safelite. Dont know if they have that everywhere or not.
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    I went on line and bought the complete window assembly minus the window.
    Thats actuation levers and motor.
    Each assembly cost $73 bucks.
    The time to replace just the motor is the same as the assembly.
    Now, all the bearing surfaces that wear through time are also like new.

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    I've replaced the Dr side I think 3 times, and the pass side once.. but the Dr side is about to go again.. what sucks is, I've moved so much and keep forgetting where I store my receipts, that I can never use the warranty as they never are able to look me up.. grrr..
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    Lack of current is the issue.

    I was replacing mine once a year with the lifetime-remanufactured-garbage they sell at the chain stores. UNTIL, I changed mine habits once I learned what was causing it. Since the motors require a certain amount of current to run properly, you just need to make sure your always giving them what they want. If you replace the motors with the remanned ones, ONLY ROLL 1 WINDOW UP OR DOWN WHILE THE MOTOR IS RUNNING. Car runs at higher voltage and higher current while running. I've gone 3+ years now them with zero issues.

    Otherwise, you the window fix kit from autotrix.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Silver Streak View Post
    I've replaced the Dr side I think 3 times, and the pass side once.. but the Dr side is about to go again.. what sucks is, I've moved so much and keep forgetting where I store my receipts, that I can never use the warranty as they never are able to look me up.. grrr..

    I always place receipts for parts that are under warranty in the glove box. Never lost one yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pajeff02 View Post
    I always place receipts for parts that are under warranty in the glove box. Never lost one yet.
    I always give the receipts to my wife.
    Never lost any...... too bad LOL

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    Did someone say window motor???

    Check out our website. Do a search on here or google for AutoTrix.

    Our wiring kits can fix the factory power issue and we also sell a kit to add express down to the passenger side.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Silver Streak View Post
    I've replaced the Dr side I think 3 times, and the pass side once.. but the Dr side is about to go again.. what sucks is, I've moved so much and keep forgetting where I store my receipts, that I can never use the warranty as they never are able to look me up.. grrr..
    There is a thread floating around on here somewhere about this. You can actually solder a heavier gauge wire to allow a higher resistance.
    I did this and motor works like new again when before it would only go about halfway up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bryceslu View Post
    There is a thread floating around on here somewhere about this. You can actually solder a heavier gauge wire to allow a higher resistance.I did this and motor works like new again when before it would only go about halfway up.

    A heavier gauge wire would allow greater current flow and therefore have less resistance.

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