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Replacing electric window Motor 2000 Pontiac Sunfire

We have a new motor that works but cannot get the old out out of the door. Is there a trick to it? My mechanic worked on it for 3 hours last night.

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  • Elmat Aug 12, 2008

    Exact same problem.

  • kccfamily Sep 24, 2008

    I'm trying to replace the passenger side window motor on my 2000 Pontiac Sunfire and I can't get the old one out. What am I missing?



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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

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The glass has to be taken out first. 2 X 10 MM nuts. Knock out rivet centers and drill out rivets. It will come out the port in the door. Reverse procedure and you will be done.

Posted on Jun 10, 2009

  • Dwight McAmmond Jun 10, 2009

    One more comment. I charge 1 1/2 hours to do a power door motor replacement. FYI.



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