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How do you replace a driver side window motor in a 2000 Pontiac sunfire?

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2007-05-16 15:43:29

I can give you a general answer here. The Haynes manual gives

pretty good info on removing the door panel, which is your second

step. (The first is to disconnect the negative battery lead when

you have electric windows, locks etc.) Once you're in there, the

motor should be evident. You will probably have to drill out rivets

to remove the motor and there is probably an electrical connector

which unplugs. Installation is the reverse. Replacing the rivets

requires a pop rivet tool, available at any parts store, or you'll

have to use small bolts, lockwashers and nuts. I'd try the pop

rivet tool. Bear in mind that this is just general info. The job

may be quite different once you get inside the door. Electric

windows can be a big pain, according to my mechanic. She tells

horror stories about little plastic geared strips which attach to

the window and the motor. I guess it's worth taking a few minutes

to pull the door panel and take a look. If it seems like it's

beyond your skills, you know what the answer is ... find a cheap

mechanic. Also, be open to using used parts and motors from salvage

yards. This can save you a bundle! Just for the heck of it, call

your dealership and ask what it will cost to replace a power window

motor. Be sitting down when they quote you the price! FriPilot I

can give you a general answer here. The Haynes manual gives pretty

good info on removing the door panel, which is your second step.

(The first is to disconnect the negative battery lead when you have

electric windows, locks etc.) Once you're in there, the motor

should be evident. You will probably have to drill out rivets to

remove the motor and there is probably an electrical connector

which unplugs. Installation is the reverse. Replacing the rivets

requires a pop rivet tool, available at any parts store, or you'll

have to use small bolts, lockwashers and nuts. I'd try the pop

rivet tool. Bear in mind that this is just general info. The job

may be quite different once you get inside the door. Electric

windows can be a big pain, according to my mechanic. She tells

horror stories about little plastic geared strips which attach to

the window and the motor. I guess it's worth taking a few minutes

to pull the door panel and take a look. If it seems like it's

beyond your skills, you know what the answer is ... find a cheap

mechanic. Also, be open to using used parts and motors from salvage

yards. This can save you a bundle! Just for the heck of it, call

your dealership and ask what it will cost to replace a power window

motor. Be sitting down when they quote you the price! FriPilot


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