Mechanics

WINDOW ISSUES

2001 GMC Sierra

I have a 2001 GMC Sierra with ~80k, and power windows. Yesterday I rolled down my drivers side window and heard a crackling sound. When I went to roll up the window, it only rolled up about 1/4 way but would go back down fine. I ended up having to force the window up. Does this sound like the power window motor?
Avatar
Bigk151
December 5, 2006.



Hey bigK
That style truck has a whole " window regulator/motor assembly" and its cable operated, its quite a " contraption". And a pretty lengthy task if your up to it, rivets need to be drilled out etc. But I would recommend taking it to a trusted shop for repairs.

Regards,

Chris

Tiny
Carundell
Dec 6, 2006.
Thanks for the information Chris.

Tiny
Bigk151
Dec 6, 2006.
IT'S EASY BY THE WAY THERE IS NO RIVETS ON A 2001 THEY STOPED PUTTING RIVETS IN 2000 & THAT WAS ONLY THE LIMITED ADITION TOHOE OTHERWISE LEFT OVER 1999 TOHOES WITH FLARES 16" RIMS. THERE IS ONLY 10MM BOLTS FOR THE REGULATOR & 2 7MM SCREWS FOR THE DOOR PANEL.

Tiny
GMX
Dec 7, 2006.
I've had both the passenger and driver side windows have this issue. It's a little over $400 a window fixed by the dealer. The first time I took it all apart and after looking at it I gave up and took it in.

Tiny
Greggestey
Dec 11, 2006.
Thanks for the update GMX!

Chris

Tiny
Carundell
Dec 11, 2006.