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10-04-03, 09:49 PM   #1  
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2000 grand am...power window

Last month I asked for help on a problem with the drivers power
window. It went down and came up. Then it wouldn't go down. It went back up and stayed up until yesterday. I was told it was probably the motor in the door. Do you still think it is the motor in the door. As of this time it is working...but it could do like the last time and not go down. Thank you

 
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10-05-03, 07:18 AM   #2  
If it is currently working then it is not likely the motor. Sounds more like a bad switch.
Hope this helps,
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10-05-03, 07:23 AM   #3  
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Ran into a 96 buick some time ago, same problem. Works one day and not the next, then would roll half way down and not up and vice-versa. Everything electrical checked? Replaced motor., been working since. GM has had some headaches with motors for the past 4 or 5 years.

 
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10-05-03, 07:45 AM   #4  
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Could also be a pinched wire in the door's boot. Might come and go. Common problem.

 
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10-05-03, 05:18 PM   #5  
Had the same problem with my 97 Grand Prix. It was a pinched wire in the door boot. Took some work to get to it and straighten it out, but no visible damage to the wire, so we put it back together and voila! Now just waiting for the next time it happens...

 
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10-05-03, 05:59 PM   #6  
The door hinge area is a good bet, as well as the switch, especially if the switch got rained on through an open window.

On some Honda Accords, a well known common problem is that the electric door lock motors will activate themselves while your driving (typically) or parked. This is due to a short in the wire in the door hinge area. Even though the wires are inside the rubber accordian boot, they can rub against each other until they cause intermitent shorts.

The lesson here is; if it's in the door, check the hinge area wires.

 
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10-05-03, 08:44 PM   #7  
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It very well could be a kinked wire in the door jamb.
Window motors can get dead spots in them also.
The best way to tell is to test the power leads with a test light.

 
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10-06-03, 07:11 AM   #8  
NEXT TIME IT FAILS DO THIS:

OPEN THE DOOR, IGNITION KEY ON.
DEPRESS THE WINDOW SWITCH IN THE DIRECTION IT IS FAILED.
WHILE KEEPING THE SWITCH DEPRESSED, GIVE THE DOOR A WAP WITH A RUBBER MALLET, SOMEPLACE WHERE U AREN'T GOING TO DESTROY ANYTHING. IF THE WINDOW MOTOR SUDDENLY STARTS TO GO, IT NEEDS A NEW MOTOR.(OR JUST KEEP THE MALLET IN THE TRUNK FOR WHEN THE NEXT TIME U NEED IT.

 
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