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Any tips on replacing window motor

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    Any tips on replacing window motor

    The motor on the drivers side window is out(once agian) the dealership says im 4000 miles over the warrenty GO FIGURE...they want 400 bux to do it ... any help would be appreciated thx

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    I know there's a thread somewhere.

    I can't remember right now, try searching and the stickies.

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    The thread also forgets to mention have band aids too. I cut the chit out of my hand trying to fix my pass window. Be careful

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    i just did mine two weeks ago, its really simple actually take off door panel drill out rivets that are holdin on the old motor make sure you remember the position the old one was in i couldnt remember the position mine was cause as soon as it had the last rivit out it fell, but once the old one is out put the new one in its kind of tricky youll need some one to shoot the first new screw in whyll you hold the motor, but once that first one is in its a breeze and dont forget to re hook the motor to the regulator once you stick it in

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    The biggest tip I can give you is do NOT waste your money on knock off parts, get an OEM window motor. I had a 1998 before my 2001, both of which I replaced motors in a couple times....knock offs do not last anywhere near as long as OEM ones.

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    the ac delco ones works good

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    what all do you need to replace it
    also i found a motor but i have to put it on the bracket (shouldnt be to big of a hassel) but should i use pop rivets or bolts or does it matter

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    i used a window motor out of an '87 suburban in my "95 t/a.....only thing i had to do was swap the gear on the motor to make it work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Firebirdformula View Post
    what all do you need to replace it
    also i found a motor but i have to put it on the bracket (shouldnt be to big of a hassel) but should i use pop rivets or bolts or does it matter
    you don't have to use the bracket that comes with the motor.

    and use bolts, not pop rivets....its easier and more than likely you'll be doing it again

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    don't forget to use a little loctite too...2 of my nuts actually worked themselves all the way off

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rhinohuey View Post
    don't forget to use a little loctite too...2 of my nuts actually worked themselves all the way off
    I was going to say the same. Either that or rivets. Last thing you want to do is have to take out your door panel when its raining because a nut came off.

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    thx guys i did it in about an hour the dealership made it seem like it was harder then it was ...so did all the part stores... but it wasnt bad at all plus instead of paying 400 dollars or 600 dollarss to get it replaced i did it under 45 bux suck on that stealership

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    I agree with buying a factory AcDelco motor. I have replaced both of mine, one with a autozone unit and another from rockauto and there both slow and noisey.

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