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Frozen power window

The car is a 2000 Oldsmobile Alero. The driver's side window in front is frozen shut. All the other windows work fine. When the button to open the window is pressed, there is no sound. Thanks for any help.

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  • suedotbear Feb 25, 2009

    emissionwiz...Thank you for your prompt response! How do I test the window switch? Do I need a special tool?

  • suedotbear Feb 25, 2009

    WOW! Thanks for the fast response again! I am asking these questions for my brother-in-law. He says he is sure it must be the lift motor, and wondered how to get to it. Would you mind explaining what to remove on the door to access it?


  • suedotbear Feb 25, 2009

    Well emissionwiz, I certainly thank you for all your help, we really appreciated it!

  • suedotbear Mar 20, 2009

    Thank you dangerous53! This has been very helpful.



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I just fixed a frozen up one on a 2002 Alero, I removed the door panel, unbolted the motor and it had a lot of pressure on it. When re-installed with no preload, the window worked fine. I lubed the tracks with silicone spray just to be safe.

I've seen this many times over the years on GM windows and still can't explain why it happens. Perhaps holding the switch in the up position too long/?

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Test the window switch, if it checks ok replace the window lift motor inside the door.

Posted on Feb 25, 2009

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    yadayada Feb 25, 2009

    U will need a 12 volt test light, avail at any auto parts store, about $6

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    yadayada Feb 25, 2009

    I have never done this on your year and make of car, sorry.



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