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How to replace a window motor on a 1989 Cad Seville

The drivers side front door window motor will only lower the window 1/4 way then it just makes a clicking sound. I have removed the door panel and watched the 12 tooth gear as I try to lower the window. The gear stops moving when the clicking starts. So I assume that the problem is inside the motor assembly. There are ''pop-rivits'' holding on the mechanism. Do I drill them out? Do I have to remove the whole window lift mechanism to replace the motor? What is the best proceedure to replace the motor?

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  • bobnovato Mar 12, 2009

    How does the motor disconnect from the rest of the window mechanism?



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Yeah, you can do this yourself. Drill out the rivets and unlpug the motor. Remove the motor and replace it with the neew one. Attach it with short fastners and nylon acorn nuts...pretty simple task. You don't have to remove anything else.

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