I just recently bought a 1998 Oldsmobile Intrigue when I bought it I was told that 3 of the power windows did not work. The guy said that he thought the rear two motors were bound up. The front passenger side window worked fine. All of the other motors sounded like they were trying to work when I tried to use them. About a week after I bought the car a friend was rolling the window up and it stopped working. I took the car to a mechanic shop and they said that all 4 window motors and regulators were burned out. The shop wants to charge me $294 dollars per window to fix it. I can buy the motor and regulator for $109 brand new. Now I have the issue that the front two windows will not stay up. I have had to duct tape them up. The rear passenger side window slides down some but no more than a half inch. I have 3 questions about this. How can all 4 motors and regulators burn out like this in such a short period of time? How hard is it to replace the motors an regulators? How can I keep my windows from falling down until I can repair them? Is duct tape really my best option?
If the windows won't stay up and they keep falling down I would say you have a regulator issue its not they failed at the same time they all failed over time and no one fixed each one when it failed and then another failed etc. If the front passenger side works fine I would leave it alone for now. If you use duct to hold the window up keep in mind it will leave a bad glue residue behind that you will have to clean up after the repair. The best way to hold them up would be to remove the inside panel and use a piece of wood under the window to hold it up. The easiest way to hold the window up would be to use the tape it would just require some glue clean up later. But they do sell a product that removes that without removing paint or finish. There not hard to change you just remove the door panel and then unhook the from the regulator and you can use a suction cup to hold up the window while changing the regulator or tape. Pull back the plastic water shield then unplug the regulator undo the regulator and motor from the door. Are you good at stuff like that or have you done work on cars before?You could save a lot of money doing yourself.
April, 21, 2011 AT 4:41 PM
Also if your intrested I found the motor and regulator for a lot less then you did you just have to order it online I have ordered a lot of parts from them and they have always treated me good.I even have a 5 percent off discount code for there site I would share with you. The web address is www. Rockauto. Com check it out and tell me what you think.
April, 21, 2011 AT 11:56 PM
I can practically fix a computer with my eyes closed but can't do much more than maintain a car. I figure between my dad and I we should be able to replace the motors. I checked out the site and your right it is cheaper. I have tried to match part numbers from the shop that I had look at it. Though I am not sure that the items are exactly what I need. As I said the front passenger side window was the only one that worked. It sadly died a week after I got the car. I am not worried about the glue residue I can get that taken care of.
April, 22, 2011 AT 5:43 AM
With the age and mileage of the car I would replace the regulator with motor they aren't that much.I posted the discount code and how to use it. If you have anymore questions let me know. The regulators aren't very hard to change.
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