I have a 91 Olds Cutlass Ciera it has power windows, the drivers window when
you press the button it only goes down about an inch or two at a time then
stops, if you wait a few minutes it will go down some more, what would cause
this? Also, if I found a door at the junkyard with crank windows, can I
just do away with the power window on the drivers side and still have the
other three working?
you're more than likely looking at a bad drivers window switch..most of the
time the circuit for the other windows runs through this switch, so if you
replace the door with crank windows, you lose all power.....
Simple test. Push the down button. When the window stops immediately
open and close the door HARD. Now hit the switch again and see if it
works without the few minutes wait. If it does you likely have bad
brushes in the window motor. Turn the radio on and tune to a weak AM
station. Now hit the switch and see if you hear a LOUD scratching static
burst when the window moves. If you do the brushes are getting bad.
Common because the drivers window gets the most use on most vehicles.
Replace the motor with a good used one or a new one. Too bad you didn't
have this problem about 4 weeks ago. I donated our old 91 Cutlass to the
fire department and we cut it up for practice. It had good power windows
yeah and when I press the swtich the window will work for about an inch or
two, it does not work anymore if I open and slam the door while holding the
after I press the switch and the window goes down and inch, if I press the
button some more I hear a clicking noise
Does it go up smoothly? Could be the regulator, the tracks, possibly the
motor. My guess is the regulator but you need some more inspection.
Does it move any better if you push down at the same time as holding the
switch? Try removing the panel and viewing the operation.
Power window problems are very typical of GM cars, especially when they
get a little age on them. It can be a variety of things, including bad
binding, electrical issues, etc.
You just have to dig into it and find the problem.
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