Date: Mon, 05 Mar 2001 10:53:57 -0800
From: Kimo Saaby <>
Subject: Re: Failing Electric Windows

Yeah. I bet it's rusty or gummed up. Take off the armrest and pop the plastic behind the handle off. Unscrew the doorlockbuttontop (heh heh) and use a screwdriver to GENTLY pop the door panel off by using it it as a pry. When the door panel is loose, lift it up over the doorlock rod. Up and off. Remove the sound deadening material. Look in the door & see the motor. Rusty? Try tapping on it... maybe it will run once more - just to get the window up. If the whole motor is jammed & won't run.... disconnect the wires to the motor. remove the motor from the window regulator thereby disengaging the gears. **you might have to remove the bolts holding the regulator to the door in order to get at the motor mount bolts... I can't recall. might have to remove the 2 screws that hold the glass into the regulator. But if it's down, it might be hard to access the screws. After the gear is disengaged, lift or push the window up. Grab it in both hands. One on the inside & one on the outside while the door is open. You know.... like you're praying. heh heh You might be able to lift the window like that.... up into the closed position. Stick a wedge in it to hold it up if it's loose or wedge it up & stick the motor back in temporarily just to jam the gear of the regulator. So the window is up, hopefully. New regulators & motors gotta be about $250 per window. Used ones are crummy & rusty too. I replaced mine with manual regulators with a handle for $35 a side - used. Easy to do. Fits right in. all ya really gotta do is drill a hole for the handle. BL 1983 900 Turbo Black, of course HAMMERSPG wrote: > Sounds like either the teeth on the motor gear or regulator are bad or > missing.You will have to pull the door panel and lift the regulator arm > while engaging the switch but be careful not to get your fingers caught in > when the motor engages!!!!!!!!! > "Tedford Archer" <> wrote in message > news:oRAo6.4454$ > > I have '85 900 S beater that I use for commuting. The driver's side > > electric window just stuck in full down position. It appears the electric > > motor is bad because current still reaching motor but it just clicks. Any > > good (or not so good) ideas on getting the window raised until the > mechanic > > I use can take a look at the car? > > > > Thanks, > > > > Ted > > > > -- 1983 Saab 900 Turbo

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