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Date: Mon, 24 Mar 2003 14:40:23 -0000
From: MeatballTurbo <>
Subject: Re: faulty window motor

In article <K7pfa.545$>, says... > Is it a big deal to replace the faulty driver's side electric motor with the > good old crank?...It's an '85 900 turbo. > you sure the motor is actually dead? Are you sure that the motor hasn't been left to get clogged, and siezed or blown a fuse from pushing too much load? What symptoms do you have? Usually siezing of the motor, or seizing of the curved, toothed quadrant actuator are more common, infact almost every 900 I've seen for sale, including the one I bought listed drivers window fault, and it is normally either seized with gunk, or lost teeth on the quadrant so either it drops slightly at top, or won't rise or fall below a certain point without help. With mine it was lost teeth, although it was prety grotty in there. A tip if you need to do the change by yourself. when you have the window disconnected from the actuator, and raised, before you drop the actuator down to remove, fasten it up with some strips of gaffer/duct/tank tape from one side of the glass, over the top of the frame, and back down the other side of the glass, about half way down each side should do it, about 4 stripsmake sure that they are firmly stuck, and as long as you don't slam the door too hard you should be ok, while working on it. -- Carl Robson The poster formally known as Skodapilot.

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