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PostSubject: Windows not working ?   Thu Feb 12, 2009 8:04 pm

driver side windows work , but not the passenger side windows. could it be the window motor or switch?
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PostSubject: Re: Windows not working ?   Thu Feb 12, 2009 8:10 pm

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driver side windows work , but not the passenger side windows. could it be the window motor or switch?
Very easy to check. Pull both rear switches and switch them. You can pry them gently out of the door panel and unlpug without taking the door panel off. I have had to do this before for that very reason. This will at least tell you if it is the switches or not.
Also could be a common ground.
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PostSubject: Re: Windows not working ?   Thu Feb 12, 2009 8:24 pm

i guess its not the switches i just checked and that side still dusnt work

by the way love your sig Cool
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PostSubject: Re: Windows not working ?   Thu Feb 12, 2009 8:32 pm

BoSStonsSS wrote:
i guess its not the switches i just checked and that side still dusnt work

by the way love your sig Cool
Hopefuly someone with some info will chime in. Did they stop working at the same time?

Thanks for the sig props.
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PostSubject: Re: Windows not working ?   Fri Mar 06, 2009 1:46 pm

im confused confused

if i buy a window motor does it come with the regulator or they are seperate parts?
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PostSubject: Re: Windows not working ?   Fri Mar 06, 2009 2:16 pm

Do you mean the motor and drive gear or the entire regulator mechanism that moves the window up and down?
You should just need the motor and gear, they are available from most parts stores and should have a lifetime warranty. I have never replaced a window motor but I have done the rollers on my car so I have no idea what is involved with changing the motor. I do know the space inside the door is very limited and there are some sharp edges inside the door too. I would advise gloves at the very least, if not you could come out looking like you were sparing with a cat or three.
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PostSubject: Re: Windows not working ?   Fri Mar 06, 2009 2:23 pm

yea i was told by Pep Boys it was the regulator .. but then again it could be the motor because he tol me not to roll the windown down
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PostSubject: Re: Windows not working ?   Fri Mar 06, 2009 3:04 pm

So when you push the window button from the door panel switch or master switch do you hear the motor turning?
If you hear the motor turning but the window doesn't move then all you should need is the gear.
If the motor doesn't turn then you will need the motor, sometimes they come with the gear and sometimes they are sold separately depending on the manufacturer.

The gear is a plastic gear that has an internal clutch and they do go bad. Many people confuse the gear and the regulator. The regulator is the entire mechanism that moves the window up and down, being driven by either a motor with a gear on it or an old fashioned crank.
The motor still needs to come out to replace the gear, if I remember right from my days behind the parts counter the original motor may be riveted on the door but the replacement motor should come with the bolts to replace the rivets.
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PostSubject: Re: Windows not working ?   Fri Mar 06, 2009 4:02 pm

alright koo thanx ill check it out later


thanxxxx
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PostSubject: Re: Windows not working ?   Mon Mar 09, 2009 4:23 pm

would a 91-93 window motor/regulator woek in my 95 ss?
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PostSubject: Re: Windows not working ?   Mon Mar 09, 2009 5:14 pm

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would a 91-93 window motor/regulator woek in my 95 ss?
It should Rich. Alot of basic things stayed the same through the 6 years.
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