I had my window motor go out in my 92 last fall, and the other window went
out about a month later. You can go to the dealership and have it done for
about $480.00. To install yourself, you can get the motors at your local
parts store, to actually mount them, you will need a special rivet gun and
some big rivets. I would recommend contacting some ford body guys because
its the same gun they use for door handles. Or you can purchase the gun for
about $80.00. I found someone who knew what to do but did not have the gun,
and bought them the gun to show me how to do the install.
You will need 2 people, one to hold the window, one to do the work
a drill, to drill out the old rivets
new rivets for the install (sold separately for about $1.00 ea, you'll need
3 I think)
Takes about 45 minutes per motor
Using nuts & bolts would be easier,but everyone I talked to (approx 5
different mechanics) recommended against using nuts & bolts if I was going
to keep the car. They all swore that they would work loose with the torque
from the window motors over several years. Sounded kinda far fetched to me,
but I have had the car for years and intend to keep it, so I followed their
advice. I must say though, the rivets were not flimsy, I was quite impressed
with them. Purchasing the gun was kinda pricey but in the end I saved
hundreds over letting the chevy dealer do it.
I suppose it is personal preference, I don't like to halfway do anything.
if you use nut's and bolts just remember to use the none permenent type of
that's what i did every thing has been fine for 2 years now of coures i did
not replace the motor i converted a crank system to electric window system
took me awhile to get everything adjusted don't use lock tite until you get
everything dialed in just fyi
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