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Car window i have a 97 saturn sl2 with manual windows. my driver side window will roll down about a half inch then i have to get my fingers in there and push down, after i push a little it will roll down on its own. the same for rolling it up. it will roll up most of the way but when it gets to the same spot about a half inch from the top i have to push it up. does anyone know what the problem could be and will it be expensive to fix? thank you

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  • Canilesnes Mar 15, 2009

    1993 Saturn SL2
    My power door glass window does not work. After eliminating all electrical checking it looks that the electrical motor is no good. The question is how can I remove this motor to replace it?



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I had same problem, it was the gear system some teeth were worn out. it is not expensive if you get used parts. you can get it from a scrap yard for about 50$ then get a friend to instal it for you it is very simple once you take the door panel out. Also check with the yard where you may get the parts most of them will install it for you cheaper then at an auto glass shop or dealership. good luck

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Brittani you are looking at maybe a hour and a half each window/ but before you take it in spray glass cleaner in the run channel its whats holding the window in first/ then ry rolling up the window and down the window and let me know if that helps/taking it to a body shop looking at around 150.00 if you need any more help let me know Please rate my response thank you very much

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