'97 lumina driver's window

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Old 07-26-03, 07:37 AM
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'97 lumina driver's window

Me again, Driver's window gets stuck down every few weeks, then works again. Don't hear a motor runnig when it's stuck. Off track ,bad motor ?? Is replacing the window motor a DIY with limited tools or one for the shop. And an estimate for the cost of part(s)?
 
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Old 07-26-03, 10:54 AM
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Possible bad motor, but you would want to make sure it isn't the switch.

Window motors are d-i-y depending on your definition of limited tools. You'll want to check out the procedure in a repair manual or through Alldata, but generally windopw motors are held to the door with large rivets that must be drilled out or chiseled off. The replacement is installed either with nuts and bolts or rivets.

Last window motor I did was on an F150 and I think I paid about $50 for the part and an hour or so to R&R it. Unless the Lumina has a gold-plated motor, I would expect you should be able to get the job done for well under $200. No need to get a factory part on this job; the lower priced aftermarket ones work fine.
 
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Old 07-27-03, 08:14 AM
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Agree with TowGuy, BUT get the OEM motor from Delco.

Fords like the F150 you worked on tend to be easier to do. Some of the later GMs have them buried---not a job you want to do twice.

Most GMs have the motor serviced outside the vehicle with the regulator. Can be a PITA of a job to do.
 
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Old 07-27-03, 08:57 AM
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I bow to your superior knowledge base, j.c.

Ford actually engineered something easier to work on than GM? There's a first, LOL.
 
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Old 07-27-03, 01:02 PM
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No because they still break. LOL.
 
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Old 07-27-03, 05:09 PM
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Maybe a broken wire in the door jamb . Between door & A-pillar.Opening & closing door sometimes contact sometimes not. Move the harness back & forth while working the switch.
 
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