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Window lift motor

How to determine if the window lift motor is bad?
I need to make a dicision befoere I buy the motor for both doors.
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The mechanism itself is usually the problem here, but there has been a rash of motor assemblies that have needed to be replaced. Ever have one done on this car before?
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