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None of 4 windows come down on 1996 Grand AM. Back right window will come down 1 inch. Others are non-responsive. What is problem?

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The window motors have no power left, they've seen their day and are now old and rusty. I doubt that it's a fuse and I'm almost positive that it's the motors themselves. Not the cheapest fix.

hope it helps.

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