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Window motor my window lift for my driver side window keeps going out. This is the 3rd time i have replaced it. Is anyone else having this problem.

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YEs, mine are at the point of needing to replace them, my passenger side goes down no problem, but I have to wait 10 minutes to roll it up 4 inches at a time. I'm buying a toyota truck next ... american cars ****
Replaced alternator, serpentine tensioner, waterpump, radiator
torque bushing, rear end is slow leaking, and currently I might have a blown engine due to the intake manifold leak that was due to poor engineering on the **** v6 engines.
A friend of mine replaced his camaro window motors once so far.
I love the look of the car, but the engine and spark plug maintenance sux.. oil change is super easy, but the rest of working on it sux.

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