Question about 2002 Pontiac Sunfire
I replaced the window motor on the drivers door on my 02 Sunfire.
was a big pia .. you have to drill out the huge pop rivets and squeeze the motor and assembly out of the door.. The motor is then again riveted to the arm assembly. I used bolts to put the motor back on the arm, but had to buy the big pop rivets and a big pop rivet gun to put the door back together.. All in all a big PIA.. I would take it to a shop.. imo..
Posted on Sep 01, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
If possible, bring the window down to about 2/3rds raised
Remove the door trim panel.
Carefully remove the plastic liner from the door - it should be stuck on with of gooey black stuff. You will be re-using the goo and plastic so be careful with it and dont let the goo'd surfaces touch each other and dont get the goo too dirty.
The inside edges of the metal on the door can sometimes be like a razor blade - you were warned.
You might want to move the window up or down a bit until you can see the bottom of the glass where it joins the rails. This is difficult if the window is stuck full open or full closed - just be patient and careful in these cases. The window connects to the rails somewhere along the bottom of the glass and you might have to feel around to find the clips.Unbolt or unclip the window from the regulator rails and lift the window up and out of the door.
Remove the bolts holding the regulator and motor assembly. There are probably 2 bolts on each of the 2 rails and 2 or 3 bolts on the motor assembly. My guess is that they are 10MM metric bolts. The regulator cables will be clipped onto the door in 2 or 3 spots, push these clips back into the door then drop the motor forward enough to unhook the wire harness from the motor.
At this point you sort of fold up the whole regulator assembly and pull it out.
Replacing the motor with a genuine GM part is VERY expensive. usually, for about 1/3rd of the price of the motor alone, you can get a complete regulator assembly (motor included) from an aftermarket source.
Posted on Dec 19, 2009
you have to drill out the rivets for the regulator and place the whole thing on the bench. after that you can drill out the 3 factory rivets and replace the motor
Posted on Jun 11, 2009
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Unfortunately you could have one of several problems. Generally all window power goes through one fuse, but check your fuse box and make sure you don't have a blown fuse. Otherwise, it is likely a bad motor or bad wiring to the motor. You will have to strip off the decorative trim and door cover to access; but even them they aren't always that easy to get to. Consider taking it to an auto electrician or find a mechanic that does electrical. Thank you for using Fixya!
Posted on Feb 27, 2011
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