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Power window comes up intermittently (only three or four inches between minute breaks)?is there a way to fix this without replacing the motor?

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  • Samuel Charles Spriggs May 11, 2010

    There is no way to know the answer to your question w/o testing unit. May not be a motor problem at all. Needs pulling out.

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No. but you get one in good condionet at scrap yard for good price

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