Drivers side Window doesn't work on 2002 Pontiac Grand Am

This car is garaged - I have driven less than 2000 miles this past year. Suddenly the drivers window doesn't work. I want to remove the door panel and spray WD40 on the motor. Maybe it just needs a little oil. How do I remove the panel? Do you think this will work? Or should I just bring it to the garage and let them fix it? Do you need special tools to remove the door panel? Will I be able to see the motor to lubricate it?

by in Hampton, NH on June 07, 2009
1 answer 4 comments
ANSWER by on June 08, 2009
WD40 will almost certainly not fix the problem with the window. It's one of two things going wrong: either the the window regulator is broken or malfunctioning, or the door window motor itself is not working because it needs to be replaced or isn't working with the electrical system. Either way, you can probably save yourself some time and frustration by getting assistance from a shop. Door panels are tricky to remove, and the power window apparatus is less than straightforward to work with. If it's an electrical problem, it'll need to be diagnosed.
COMMENT by on June 08, 2009
Thank you Matte. I am going to take your advice - and bring it to the professionals to fix.
COMMENT by on June 21, 2010
If this is the Left Rear window, Lincoln has had problems with the wiring harness. You may have to take it to a dealer. My dealer has had to to it over twice on my 2004 to get it right. Something to do with the sheathing.
COMMENT by on July 29, 2010
try o'rilys or other auto stores and they could give you new window regulator for way cheaper than dealer, i payed $80 to Dodge dealer and they broke the clips that hold the panel and made me pay for that which i didn't, instead i went to a auto paint shop and got clips from them. its not that hard to do it urself, if you have enough money to pay for their diagnostics and other fees plus the regulator go ahead. i already changed 3 regulators my self, and helpd others. good luck.
COMMENT by on July 29, 2010
Thanks for the informaiton. You know, I realized that just before it stopped working, I had slammed the door - which I don't usually do, but I was pissed off about something... anyway, when I brought it in for the shop to take a look, for some reason, it started working again... I wonder if maybe it was just some kind of loose wire... it has been working ever since (over a year now)... I just make sure I don't slam the door anymore... Better to control my temper!

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