Question about 2000 Buick Century
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.
Posted on Oct 20, 2008
Az the big fat man
Posted on Apr 09, 2009
Have you checked the fuse and or window switch.
Posted on Sep 03, 2008
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