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Electric motor probelm on windows - 2000 Buick Century

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  • Anonymous Sep 12, 2008

    Certain years of Buicks have issues with the windows. I have had my back drivers window fixed three times and it's broken again. The back passengers I've fixed twice and it's also broken again. No one ever rides in the back so those windows barely get used. I'm guessing I'll just have to keep fixing them until I get a new car.

  • Anonymous Oct 03, 2008

    I only have problems with the rear left window. It seems to come out of track or something. The wondow dropped about 5 inches while I was at work today. I havent gotton into the door yet to see what the problem is, but it sounds like these cars all have the same problem. Even the same window.

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    Carl David Oct 04, 2008

    have same problem only my window switch or motor or something is shot and windows at half mast. when i flip the switch it trys to go for about 2 second then nothing i have to wait about 10 minutes and then i get another flick at this rate its going to take a month to raise please help im poor and a shop cost way to much duct tape would be alot cheaper

  • crazynbella Oct 22, 2008

    I have already replaced the motor and regulator in my driver side window. Then today without any signs, I rolled my window down, and 5 mins later I wasnt able to roll it back up.

    It's not making the same sound as it did before. In fact, it isn't making any sound. Doesn't even sound like it has any power. The other windows work, as does my power locks. So I dont believe it can be fixed with changing of a fuse.

    I'm going to go out there and rip apart my door and see if I can figure it out.



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For several years Buick used a cable type power window. They only last 3 to 5 years. A small piece of plastic connects the cable to the window and lifts the window up. It breaks and the window will slide down. Then the cable jumps the track on the power drum and jams. It cannot be fixed with any sense that it will last. I have spent 2 days repairing the cable and drum and using epoxy on the plastic part, but the plastic part will break again. The dealer will charge about $500 to replace the power window assy, and it will last for another 3 years. To do it yourself, buy from a parts house that will give a lifetime guaranty. Cost about $90.
Note: If the window stays up and you do not hear the motor it is most likely electrical and not mechanical.
My 2000 Buick has had 7 window failures. For a temporary fix remove the door panel and use a small C clamp under the window. A 1 in C clamp fits best. Lift the window full up and clamp it in the center on the power cable support and tight against the window attach plate.

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Have you checked the fuse and or window switch.

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