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This is a discussion on automatic windows sooo slow within the General Help forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; Just got the car, and I notice the windows are very slow to go up and down. Is this standard ...

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    automatic windows sooo slow

    Just got the car, and I notice the windows are very slow to go up and down. Is this standard on this car?

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    Its one of the typical flaws, just go to O'Reilley's and pick up a new motor, usually run about $50/per.
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    they are extremely slow.... and they go out quite often too!

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    they are also a bitch to install also!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by clg82 View Post
    they are also a bitch to install also!!

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    and i beleive there rivited on too right?

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    Yes they are riveted. You have to drill out the old rivets and replace with small bolts.

    This is a GM design flaw. The motors are tremendously underpowered for the size of our windows. The same motor is used on numerous GM cars, with no problems, because the glass is half the size of ours (4-door Impala for example)...

    There are instructions for doing this procedure. I've never done it, but the instructions are pretty clear if your fairly mechanical.

    Here's the link...

    http://shbox.com/page/windowmotor.html

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    I remember seeing a relay setup on a site that fixes this problem without replacing the motor.

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    ill deal with my slow ass windows...just as long as they stay slow and dont quit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luster View Post
    Yes they are riveted. You have to drill out the old rivets and replace with small bolts.

    This is a GM design flaw. The motors are tremendously underpowered for the size of our windows. The same motor is used on numerous GM cars, with no problems, because the glass is half the size of ours (4-door Impala for example)...

    There are instructions for doing this procedure. I've never done it, but the instructions are pretty clear if your fairly mechanical.

    Here's the link...

    http://shbox.com/page/windowmotor.html
    And to think, NO ONE has made a better powered motor. Kinda crazy considering the need. Lotta money to be made....

    I tried installing one myself WITH a mechanic. Bare in mind, it was in my driveway rather than his shop (he works at chrysler, so Id have to pay for the time). I forget what happened, I think he ran out of time, but he said it was the worst window motor install hes done. He said hed finish it, but I think he had to go somewhere. This was a while ago. He only got half way done with the passenger door. He didnt even get to the the driver side.

    In any case, I ended up just paying someone else to do it. These AutoZone motors sure are junk, lifetime replacement or not. They were slow right from the get go... I seriously would consider paying double the price for a BETTER POWERED MOTOR, than to reinstall these shitty ass motors, even with AutoTrix's fix.

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    my driver side is pretty good. but my passenger side is like watching my grand parents fuckin...

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    Thats where the AutoTrix's fix comes in. Something about redirecting the power for the passenger side motor. The passenger side motor's power travels are longer distance or experiences electrical obstacles or both! This trick does the trick

    But to rip open my car just to do that? I dont know, I really dont ever want to try this job again.

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    yea thats what i worry bout too....maybe when i got nothing else better to do and got me a nice case of beer in the fridge...

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheChad1371 View Post
    yea thats what i worry bout too....maybe when i got nothing else better to do and got me a nice case of beer in the fridge...
    i wouldn't add a case of beer into the picture these freaking things are hard to install as it is ........i couldn't IMAGINE doing them drunk !!!!!!!!!!

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    they aren't that fast to start with

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    Quote Originally Posted by blackbird33 View Post
    they aren't that fast to start with
    That's true. Even when these cars were factory new, the windows kinda dragged !!!

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    my 02 ta's motors are actualy pretty quick...stock..? the passenger is even faster than the drivers..lol

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