Question about 1998 GMC Safari

2 Answers

Power window repair

Need info on replacing power window motor. Pretty shure it's bad as it makes a grinding sound at a certain poinit in its travel. already have all the panels off but noticed the screws holding the motor looks like it's hard to get to. Do I lower the window at this point?

Posted by on

2 Answers

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

I just replaced mine. You can leave the window up, it won't fall down. The motor is riveted on and will need to be drilled out and the new one riveted in. Use extra rivets. Easy install, just make sure that you have the motor all the way seated before you re-rivet (like I didn't at first.) Take this opportunity to raise and lower several times and grease the scissor mechanism and silicone spray the guides to resolve any current or future issues with binding etc.

Posted on Nov 17, 2008

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

My cable got tangled up and I had to replace the entire window assembly (except the glass). It was pretty easy. You take the door panels off, unplug the motor, support the glass with a prop, take out about 6 screws, and the whole track assembly including the motor came out. I bought the new assembly at Advance Auto for about $92.00. It was already put together too.

Posted on Nov 10, 2008

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

How do i fix a drivers side motor


Aaron, if you are talking about driver side power window motor, first check that power is getting to switch, if it is replace power window motor. Check the attached links,instruction and guides, Good luck
"I hope this helped you out, if so let me know by pressing the helpful button. Check out some of my other posts if you need more tips and info."
How To Diagnose your Power Window Problem Is the Switch or motor bad
AGCO Automotive Repair Service Baton Rouge LA Detailed Auto Topics...
How To Install Repair Replace Power Window Motor Chevy Impala 00 05 1AAuto...
How to Replace Power Window Motor

Apr 23, 2016 | Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

Driver window not working


The armature pin sounds broken.its a pretty easy fix first you have to take it inside panel off to the door. which is a little tricky.

Dec 07, 2011 | 2008 Jeep Liberty

1 Answer

Air conditioner suddenly not working.. No funny noise, just acts like it is not getting power. compressor kicks on and off checked relays behind glove compartment. Was told ac relay may not located with...


AC COMPRESSOR KICKING OFF AND ON.SOUND LIKE REFRIGERANT LOW.LOW SIDE SHOULD BE 20 - 36 PSI AND HIGH SIDE SHOULD BE 215 - 310 PSI. AC SYSTEM COULD HAVE A LEAK WHILE YOUR COOLING STOPPED. DRIVER SIDE WINDOW MOST TIME SWITCH WILL BE THE PROBLEM.REMOVE SWITCH SEE IF POWER GOING TO POWER WINDOW MOTOR.YOU HEAR WINDOW MOTOR TRYING TO WORK WHILE USING SWITCH.WINDOW REGULATOR COULD BE BINDING DAMAGED OR NEED LUBRICATING.OR MOTOR NEED REPLACED.IF POWER NOT GOING TO POWER WINDOW MOTOR THE CONTROL SWITCH IS BAD IF ITS THE ONLY SWITCH.TO TELL IF WINDOW SWITCH IS BAD SHAKE POWER WINDOW SWITCH WIRES WHILE OPERATING CONTROL SWITCH.IF POWER WINDOW WORKS YOU KNOW SWITCH IS BAD.TAKE CAR TO AC SHOP BECAUSE LET THEM CHECK AC SYSTEM BECAUSE IF YOU BUY 2 CANS OF R134 REFRIGERANT. AND YOU TRY CHARGING AC SYSTEM YOUR SELF AND ALL REFRIGERANT LEAKS OUT. YOU GOING TO BE OUT OF $30.00 STILL NO AC.THAT WHY ITS BEST TO LET SHOP PUMP DOWN AC SYSTEM CHECK FOR LEAKS BEFORE RECHARGING AC SYSTEM.

Jun 26, 2011 | 2000 Acura TL

2 Answers

Drivers power window not working.stopped when i was putting it down,now it doesn't go up or down.


Sounds like its off the track pretty bad. Did it just happen all of a sudden? If so it would be a fuse for the power windows or the motor is bad. Try the fuse first, if the fuse is good then it might be off track but most likely the motor has gone bad. Not very costly if you DIY but it is pretty tough to replace.

Jul 14, 2009 | 2005 Ford F-150

1 Answer

Drivers side window stopped working and window has now come off track. would like to repair myself but need more info


sounds like you need to get you a new window regulator it comes with the motor and all and pretty simple to install to. just take the window loose from the old one and replace it with the new just watch what your doing and it will be fine.hope this has helped you!

Jun 05, 2009 | 1996 Buick Century

2 Answers

Power window does not work properly


It sounds like either your window motor is bad (gear failure), the window regulator is out of alignment or a combination of both. I'm leaning towards the motor because I had the exact same problem and it turned out that my window regulator was binding which caused the motor assembly to fail. They sell them together or separated. It's not the easiest tast to accomplish but not the hardest.

Mar 21, 2009 | 2000 Mazda MPV

2 Answers

The power window on the passenger side went down, with a lot of noise. But now it won't go back up. I hear the motor making all kinds of slipping and grinding like sounds.


The wiz is abslutely correct. When you have it repaired just make sure that the mechanic who works on it verifies that the window is still firmly secured in the rail.

Mar 14, 2009 | 1991 Saturn SL

2 Answers

94 chevy s10 blazer power windows not working


I had the same problem - driver side fine, passenger side front not working/slow or the back seat. You need to replace the window motor on the passenger side. Yes, there are two motors. It's pretty simple if you are handy with some tools. The hardest part is getting the 4 mounts that hold the window motor to the door off. The are factory riveted to the door, so I had to grind the outsides off and tap them out. Just watch the spring lever that holds the window bar for going up and down. I didn't pay attention and it snapped back - nearly broke my thumb.

Dani-Lynn

Feb 28, 2009 | 1994 Chevrolet S-10

1 Answer

Problem unknown


Hi Syncere911

Lets have a little more info on your problem....When do you notice the grinding sound?...Low speed...high speed....turning.... standing still....forward travel....reverse travel....Be more help to us so that we can help you
Regards Johngee10

Aug 19, 2008 | 2000 Ford Mustang

Not finding what you are looking for?
1998 GMC Safari Logo

210 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top GMC Experts

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

60541 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

21927 Answers

Jeff Turcotte
Jeff Turcotte

Level 3 Expert

6811 Answers

Are you a GMC Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...