Bought a motor today, read the generic instructions with no diagrams,
checked that it worked both directions on 12 volts and began to remove
the old motor/regulator assembly. 3 of the 5 rivets punched out easily
and the other 2 had to be drilled out.
My question is.....what's next? The glass has been secured in the
upright position by many strips of duct tape looped over the top of
the door. Do I remove the 4 bolts/nuts next? 2 secure the lower
horizontal rail of the "sissors" assembly to the door and the other 2
clamp the bottom of the glass. The one towards the front of the car is
difficult to access when the window is up (maybe I should have loosed
these ones at the window before I drove the window up fully?)
Any advice is welcomed....Thanks Sol
2002 Grand Prix 3.1
2000 Impala 3.8
On 9 Oct 2004 11:55:44 -0700, email@example.com (Solomon
Going from cloudy memory here.
Struggle to get the two nuts removed from the bottom of the window
glass. (that way you're not struggling to try to get them off while
the weight of the mechanism is trying to pull the window down. There
is an easier position to get them out from, but ! the window motor has
to be working in order to get them in the correct position easily :(
Remove the remaining bolts (as you've mentioned that you've removed
all the fastening rivets, I personally always forget to do one of the
rivets). Unplug the motor & feed it out through the opening in the
back of the door. Drill out the rivets holding the guide shield on
the motor and remove the motor from the frame. (at this point, it is
wise to lube the slides and the contact points).
Re-assemble & re-install. I am unsure if you've got the correct sized
rivet gun, but if not and if you're using nuts and bolts I found that
taping the two (impossible to reach nuts) to the open end of a wrench
you will find that you can hold them in place, tighten them and pull
the wrench out.
I think I mentioned the process earlier (beer, blood, blasphemy).
You'll be fine & it'll work great. Let us know your success
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