'94 Topaz window?

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Old 04-23-08, 06:41 AM
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'94 Topaz window?

Hey everyone.

The drivers power window on my '94 Topaz has stopped working, recently. When I press the switch I can hear the motor running, and if I push the window down, while pressing down on the switch it will move. Conversely, if I push it up while pressing the switch up, it will go up.

I took of the door panel yesterday to fix the door latch, but didn't really get into looking at the window mechanism.

Any ideas are appreciated.

Thanks in advance,

Mike
 
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Old 04-23-08, 10:40 AM
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Sounds as if the motor may be worn out. Replacement is DIY-able, but it's an intermediate-level DIY job.
 
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Old 04-23-08, 03:55 PM
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If I remember right, you'll need to vice grip the regulator to keep it from shearing your fingers.........From there remove the motor, (one bolt will require drilling a hole in the door.........You'll see where the "dimple" is)
Once the motor is out you'll be able to remove the nylon gear that has disintegrated and go from there
 

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Old 04-23-08, 04:33 PM
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Thanks for the replies, guys.

I'll give it a look tomorrow if I get a chance. Doesn't sound too hard.

Thanks again,

Mike
 
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Old 04-23-08, 04:37 PM
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Oh memory don't fail me now!!!!

Ditto......

I seem, to remember a cable driven regulator on these cars, but I may be drastically wrong.....

Either way, disassembly and inspection is recommended.

What bothers me here is Motors very rarely "Fail" on these cars. As mentioned, a "Nylon Gearpack" was usually wiped out. However, the gear would shred internally, and not allow you free movement of the window.......

Just food for thought....
 
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Old 05-06-08, 11:39 AM
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Hey, sorry for the late reply.

I removed the door panel and attempted to remove the motor for the window and- gave up quite quickly.

The motor is situated in a pretty tricky spot and after messing around fixing the door latch in same door- I was too agitated to continue working in such a chore of a place.

I appreciate the replys and advice, and when I get my Sawzall battery charged up I'll let you know how it goes!

Just kidding- I'm not going to by cutting hte door up just for that. But I was tempted.

Thanks again,

Mike
 
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Old 05-06-08, 02:14 PM
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I appreciate the replys and advice, and when I get my Sawzall battery charged up I'll let you know how it goes!

Just kidding- I'm not going to by cutting hte door up just for that. But I was tempted.
All jokes aside.......If you look carefully at the door skin, with the upholstery panel removed. You will see 3 little "Dings" or dimples...in a Triangular formation around the perimeter of where the motor is.....using a 1/2 inch hole saw, drill out the dimples.....and you now have access to the motor mounting bolts.......
 
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Old 05-06-08, 03:19 PM
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i THINK that regulator has a cable lift mechanism with plastic fixtures to hold it to the regulator. the plastic fatigues and breaks. the motor usually lasts a long time. i HAVE gotten the regulator in the correct position and applied a devse before and after the plastic clamp and mad it work for a while. i have replaced ALL FOUR regulators in my caddy.(factory defect!?). good luck.
 
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