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?
Thursday, April 21st, 2011 AT 4:03 PM