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Power window motor

How much trouble is it to replace the power window motor in a cavalier?

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  • Anonymous Jun 27, 2008

    it was a pain,you have to drill out 5 rivets and have small hands.you should have someone to help hold/move the window

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If your car is still under the warranty then get the dealership to replace it, it happened to me and its the manufactures problem. it was done for free, the parts or wiring on the solenoids are faulty.

Posted on Jun 24, 2008

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These motors are a real pain to change. They are rivited and once you get the motor out, you need hands the size of a two year old to get stove bolts in place and tightened. Then you find out the "rebuilt motor" isn't any better than the old one! So you buy a "New" motor and guess what, it lasts precisely 15 days past the warranty. At least the cuts and abrasions from doing it the first time have healed. Next kids car will be a Toyota - they don't break near as easy and are much easier to work on than a Honda.

Posted on Aug 19, 2008

I just did mine and it was a pain,there is no room in there,had to drill out 5 big rivets and could only get to 2 holes for the nuts and bolts,i had to use a couple of sheet metal screws to finish.mine was drivers side 4dr front

Posted on Jun 27, 2008

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You can replace the motor only, however the regulator will come as an assembly with regulator and motor.
Your local salvage yard might sell you the motor only.
Hope this helps, let me know.
Good luck.

Posted on Feb 22, 2009

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SOURCE: 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.

Posted on Apr 25, 2009

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SOURCE: I am having trouble removing the power window motor

usually stock power window motors have to be drilled out to be removed

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I think the actuator has three bolts. Remove the bolts and work the actuator out. It can be frustrating but not impossible. Be patient and it'll be rewarding .

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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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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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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.
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You can replace the motor only, however the regulator will come as an assembly with regulator and motor.
Your local salvage yard might sell you the motor only.
Hope this helps, let me know.
Good luck.

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