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    Question Has anyone here ever replaced a power window motor?

    The title pretty much says it all I am doing some work on my father's 1995 Astro LT and I need to replace the driver's side window motor. I know about drilling out the rivets & etc but does the window motor then just come out & rivet in the new one?? I seem to have some vague memories of a PITA spring that is in there.....
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    Don't know about the astro, but the GM's are pretty much the same. It's just the rivets that you have to worry about. The rest is easy. Don't know what spring your talkin about.. Course I only did it on my rear right door..

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    I just did one to my SIlo (and looks like I'll be doing it again.)...Should be the same. No spring. Just a bitch keeping the window up while wrestling the regulator in there.
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    never had to even on the "high mileage cars" that being in the 500k range

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    Well your a lucky little BIATCH!! Oatsie only has 55k and just about needs all of them replaced.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BBrip84Oatsie95 View Post
    Well your a lucky little BIATCH!! Oatsie only has 55k and just about needs all of them replaced.
    your lucky i dont have power anything.

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    Ha. You got me. :O

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    Dont know with the astro but the Cutlass Supremes are a nightmare. At least for the 1991 style 4 doors. I looked into it for a friend and told her I wasnt interested in all that mess.
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    It's been a while since I've done one on an astro and I don't remember if it has a spring on the pivot point or not. When you get the regulator out of the door, clamp the arm to the regulator body in it's current position with vice-grips (if it has a spring). Then drill out the little rivets that hold the motor to the regulator. I remember I had a lot of troubles on the last one though. On an astro, the motor is mounted way up in the door and for some reason there was a clearance issue with the lower window opening area. I had to notch that area of the door so that the regulator could be riveted to the door. I couldn't figure out any other way to get it to fit.

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