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Passenger side window regulator

I had an electric window that would not work. I replaced the regulator and the window works only part of the time and is slow in movement. Sometimes it will only move a few inches, then stop. Then if you wait 10 or 15 seconds and hit the window switch again, it will move a few more inches, then freeze again.

I am wondering if 1998 Chevrolet Cavaliers have a power load problem concerning the window. If the load is too heavy, it must cut out.

Can anyone help me with this problem?1998 Chevrolet Cavalier

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  • fanisfamily May 12, 2009

    Thank you hyfyguy. After taking your advice and checking the alignment, I discovered the window back edge was not in the window bailey channel. It was riding along the outside of the channel and therefore was getting caught out of position. I consider myself lucky the window did not break from the pressure of being out of alignment. After properly installing the window, the new regulator works fine. Again, thank you very much.



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Either it is misaligned ... the trim is gummed up ... or most likely the switches and or the harnesses to them or any of the 5 or so other connectors and 40 feet of wire between them has corroded loose or burn't terminals. A very common problem, that very few people can correct (even many mechanics) .... A voltage check would be in order at the switches (9V to 14.5V and reverses polarity depending on direction the switch is switched) and or at the motor (it could be any of those things as they all form a loop through all the wires and all switches when you operate the windows) ... it's a bit complicated for most to find or diagnose ... an automobile electric specialist would be your best bet .... unless you know your stuff and have multimeters, schematics and such.

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  • Nope Wontgivit May 12, 2009

    Your welcome, Glad I could assist ... luckily it was an easy fix (not electrical)

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VERY COMMON TO HAVE SWITCH FAILURE... TRY TO SWAP THE WINDOW SWITCH WITH A KNOWN GOOD ONE.

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