Need help with a power window regulator motor removal. I got the door panel
off of a 95' Firebird Formula with no problems at all. This is after having
replaced the power window switch first to see if that was the problem with
the driver's side window. My hunch is that it is definitely the regulator
motor that is the actual problem--because the window started operating
really, really slow before it failed to go up at all. At any rate, once I
removed the door panel and secured the sector gear by drilling a hole in it
and placing a bolt through the hole, I drilled out the rivots that were
attaching the regulator motor. But I still can't seem to get it loose. It's
really hard to get to the thing, because I'm having to reach through these
rather small access openings in the inner panel. Plus I'm concerned about
the sector gear still. The Chilton's manual said that the spring-loaded
sector gear can cause personal injury if it's not secured properly. I think
I've got it secured good enough, but with no training or experience with
this type of procedure, I'm not 100% sure of it. The manual says to raise
the window half way up, and I'm assuming that you can't do that until the
regulator motor his been removed completely. This little project has turned
out to be a fairly substantial project instead! If I could just get this
motor loose and replaced, I can put everything back together very easily.
Can anyone offer any advice other than take it to someone that knows what
the H they're doing? :-) Seriously though, I'd like to be able to complete
this myself in order to save about $300.00.
Thanks for any help that you can offer me gang.