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How do I "drill" rivets out of the power window motor and assembly in my 2002 chevy cavalier sport ls coupe?

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Use an electric drill with a suitable bit and apply it directly to the rivet heads. It can be a tedious job but necessary if you need to replace the window motor.

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SOURCE: 2005 Chevy Cavalier Power Window Motor Fix?

the cheapest way to replace your window motor would be to go to a salvage yard to get the replacement. they are not very hard to install the hardest part of the job is removing the door panel without breaking the clips that hold it in place. just slide a big flathead screwdriver in between the plastic door panel and the metal door frame and twist the screwdriver that way the clips wont break on you.

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You need to take the door cover off, then pull the plastic away till you can see the rivets. Drill the rivets out. As the window slides down , you need to take the two bolts that hold the window to the regulator off, ther is a slot open in the door frame for this. Then pull the motor and regulator out thru the big hole in the frame. Drill the rivets out on the motor , so u can reuse the regulator. You can either use nuts and bolts or rivets to put the motor and regulator back together. But when u put the motor back in the door, unless u have access to a body shot, using bolts to mount it to the door frame is best

Posted on Aug 23, 2008

SOURCE: replace power window motor lincoln LS

Remove the door panel and check things out. Them I'll answer your remaining issues.

Posted on Apr 29, 2010

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How hard will it be to replace the window motor, driver side, of a 2002 Chevy blazer? Do I need special tools to do the job?


Motor Replacement - Power Window

Removal Procedure
Be very careful
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Caution: Do not attempt to service the regulator motor withoutreleasing the counterbalance spring tension. The regulator lift arm isunder tension from the counterbalance spring and can cause personalinjury if the motor is removed from the regulator.

  1. Remove the window regulator.
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  1. Drill a hole through the window regulator and the sector gear.
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  1. Install a bolt and a nut through the hole in order to lock the sector gear in position.
  2. Drill out the rivets that secure the power window motor to the window regulator.
  3. Remove the power window motor from the window regulator.
Installation Procedure
  1. Install the power window motor to the window regulator.
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Important: Remove the nut and the bolt that were used in order to secure the sector gear in position.

  1. Install the rivets in order to secure the power window motor to the window regulator.
  2. Install the window regulator.

Jan 01, 2011 | 2002 Chevrolet Blazer

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How do you replace the Driver's side power window motor on a 2001 chevy caalier


Before replacing the motor I recommend that you verify that the switch is functioning properly. Replacing the switch is considerably easier than replacing a window motor.
Here is a description of what to do to replace the electric motor in the driver's power window on a Chevrolet Cavalier.
1. Remove the interior door panel. There are two screws in the arm rest and four around the sides and bottom of the panel. Disconnect the window door lock cable from the switch on the door.
2. Remove the sound system speaker by first disconnecting the electrical cable and then removing four screws.
3. Remove the plastic water shield. The shield is held in place with an adhesive that behaves like bubble gum. Pulling the plastic shield away from the door causes the adhesive to become stringy like bubble gum. The nice feature of this is that some adhesive adheres to the door and some to the shield so that during reassembly the shield sticks well to the door. During removal use a razor blade to cut the strings to help reduce any mess. Some of the shield was caught under the door panel armrest support so that it was necessary to cut the shield to completely. Rather than cutting the shield just folded it up and taped it to the door. Be careful of what comes in contact with the adhesive because after a few hours of contact the adhesive sticks to almost anything. It even stuck to the wax paper placed over the adhesive to keep it from attaching to anything it came in contact with while removing the window regulator/motor assembly.
4. Remove the window glass. There are two nuts holding the window glass to the window regulator. It is easiest to have the window positioned about half way up to allow access to the two nuts. The window glass can be pulled out of the door by lifting the rear edge of the glass first.
5. Disconnect the electrical connector from the window motor.
6. Remove the window regulator and motor assembly. This will require an electric drill and some drill bits to drill out the 5 rivets. There are two bolts that attach part of the window regulator to the door. These need to be removed as well. Once the rivets and bolts have been removed the entire assembly (window regulator and motor) can be removed through the large opening near the rear of the door. It may not look like it will fit, but it does. The most difficult part of this repair was locating rivets to replace the rivets that are removed. Be careful to find replacement rivets that are the same length as those that were removed because at least two of the rivets could interfere with the moving parts of the window regulator if they are too long.
7. Remove the window regulator from the motor. There are three rivets that hold the window regulator and the motor assemblies together. Remove the rivets by drilling them out. These rivets can be replaced with screws from the local hardware store if you prefer not to use rivets.
8. Attach the new motor to the window regulator assembly using rivets or screws. Use stainless steel machine screws and nuts along with a lock washer under each nut. Choose whatever attachment method you prefer.
9. Lubricate the window regulator with white lithium grease.
10. Reinstall the window regulator/motor assembly in the door.
11. Plug the electrical connector back on the window motor.
12. Reinstall the window glass. Insert the front edge first to make this easier. Reinstall the two bolts holding the glass to the window regulator.
13. Test the new motor by opening and closing the window to ensure that it is operating properly. If not, resolve the problem and continue.
14. Reinstall the plastic water shield.
15. Reconnect any electrical connections.
16. Reinstall the sound system speaker.
17. Reinstall the interior door panel. Remember to reconnect the power lock connector.
The job is complete.

Nov 24, 2010 | 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier

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How do you replace the regulator for the power window on the 2002 ford explorer


Regulator - Power Windows - Front Door
  1. Remove the front door trim panel as follows:
    1. Remove the front door handle bezel.
    2. Remove the front door window/lock control switch bezel.
    3. Disconnect the window/lock control switch electrical connectors.
    4. Remove the 3 front door trim panel screws.
      CAUTION To avoid damaging the trim panel, do not pull directly outward to carry out this step.
    5. Lift the door trim panel by pulling directly upward on the armrest to disengage the panel clips.
    6. Remove the exterior mirror control switch from the front door trim panel.
  2. Remove the front door speaker.
  3. Remove the interior molding.
  4. Disconnect the door lock actuating rod at the door handle assembly:
    1. Release the door lock actuating rod clip.
    2. Position the door lock actuating rod aside.
  5. Remove the front door weather shield.
    CAUTION Make sure the holes in the glass bracket do not become enlarged during the rivet removal process. If the holes become enlarged, the new rivets may become loose, resulting in clicking noise concern.
    NOTE Some vehicles may use rivets to attach the window glass to the window regulator assembly. Use a 4.5 mm (0.1772 in) drill bit to drill out the glass-to-regulator rivets.
  6. Remove the 2 front door window glass-to-regulator bolts or rivets.
  7. Position the front door window glass as necessary to access the front door window glass-to-regulator bolts or rivets.
  8. Secure the front door glass in the full up position with tape.
  9. Disconnect the window regulator motor electrical connector.
  10. Remove the 4 window regulator assembly nuts.
  11. Remove the window regulator assembly.

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    Fig. Exploded view of the front door and power window components-2005 Explorer and Mountaineer

To install:
  1. Position the window regulator assembly.
  2. Install the 4 window regulator assembly nuts. Tighten to 89 inch lbs. (10 Nm).
  3. Connect the window regulator motor electrical connector.
  4. Remove the tape securing the front door glass in the full up position.
  5. Position the front door window glass as necessary to access the front door window glass-to-regulator bolts or rivets. Install the bolt and tighten the bolts to 62 inch lbs. (7 Nm), or install new rivets.
  6. Install the front door weather shield.
  7. Connect the door lock actuating rod at the door handle assembly:
    1. Position the door lock actuating rod into proper location.
    2. Attach the door lock actuating rod clip.
  8. Install the interior molding.
  9. Install the front door speaker.
  10. Install the front door trim panel as follows:
    1. Install the exterior mirror control switch from the front door trim panel.
    2. Position the door trim panel onto the armrest to engage the panel clips.
    3. Install the 3 front door trim panel screws.
    4. Connect the window/lock control switch electrical connectors.
    5. Install the front door window/lock control switch bezel.
    6. Install the front door handle bezel.

  1. Raise the front door window glass to the full up position.
  2. Remove the interior door handle.
  3. Support the front door window glass.
  4. Disconnect the front door window regulator motor electrical connector.
  5. Remove the equalizer bracket nuts.

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    Fig. Remove the equalizer bracket nuts-2005 Explorer Sport-Trac
  6. Remove the front door window regulator by removing the rivets and nuts.
  7. Remove the front door window regulator motor retaining bolts and then remove the motor.

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    Fig. Remove the front door window regulator motor retaining bolts and then remove the motor-2005 Explorer Sport-Trac
To install:
  1. Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure.
  2. Tighten the regulator motor mounting bolts to 8 ft. lbs. (11 Nm).

Hope this help (remember rated and comment this).

Mar 24, 2010 | 2002 Ford Explorer

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Replace the window motor power window bolts and rivets


Take the panel off the door and take a punch and drive the pins out of the center of the rivets. Then drill out the rivets.( easy with the center pins out) Take out the assembly. Note remove the window before you start anything. 2 X 8MM bolts clamp the bottom of the glass. When down the most of the way the window will lift right out.
Replace the assembly and either rivet back in or use bolts and locking nuts. ( Loc Tight is recommended if you are not sure the nuts will stay locked. replace the window and you are good to go.
This should take about 1 hour from start to finish.

Apr 20, 2009 | 2003 Chevrolet Cavalier

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Driver side power window motor not functioning


It is the motor. Remove the inner door panel. Lower the window and remove the glass. 2 10mm nuts and window will lift out. Winow has to be in postion where you can reach the nuts through port holds in door. Knock out the center pins on the rivets holding the motor in. Unplug motor. Drill out the rivets and remove the motor. Replace motor and re rivet or screw it back in with bolts, nuts and loc tight. replace window and door panel and you are done. the charge for someone who does this all the time is 1.5 hours labor.

Mar 21, 2009 | 1998 Chevrolet Cavalier

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How do i remove cavalier window motor


from what i know you have to drill the rivets out. i've found that its easiest with the window 3/4 of the way down. here's a link on an 02 sunfire that looks to be the same as the cavalier.
http://www.fixya.com/cars/t1654585-replace_regulator_drivers_side_window

Mar 14, 2009 | 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier Coupe

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Window problem


You need to take the door cover off, then pull the plastic away till you can see the rivets. Drill the rivets out. As the window slides down , you need to take the two bolts that hold the window to the regulator off, ther is a slot open in the door frame for this. Then pull the motor and regulator out thru the big hole in the frame. Drill the rivets out on the motor , so u can reuse the regulator. You can either use nuts and bolts or rivets to put the motor and regulator back together. But when u put the motor back in the door, unless u have access to a body shot, using bolts to mount it to the door frame is best

Jun 26, 2008 | 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier Coupe

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