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Pontiac Sunfire Power Window Motors May Fail From Overheating

 
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Model Years Affected: 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005

Average Mileage: 116,582 mi (65,000 mi - 205,000 mi)

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A door window may move slowly or stop in mid travel due to a failing power window motor. The affected window may start working again after the motor cools off. Replacing the faulty window motor will commonly correct this concern.

  • Visitor, , 163,000 mi

    Both windows roll down completely but rolling back up, seems to do it in stages. Can take awhile

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  •  Rookie

    I have had the middle console electric button unit replaced. That helped my problem with my driver window. However, due to the nature of force my EX would use to SLAM the door every chance he could....I have had this problem for 2 years....

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  • Visitor, , 110,000 mi

    The windows started out going up a little over time, but then after a while, they stopped all together. I had to drive around for a month with my window about 1/4 inch of the way down. I had to replace the motor completely in the drivers side door. The passenger side window is now doing the same thing, so I just dont use it.

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  • Visitor, , 96,000 mi

    Passenger window struggles rolling up on occasion.

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  • Visitor, , 65,000 mi

    My windows would roll down, but not back up all the way or at all. It would take days or even weeks of trying to get my windows to roll back up. I always scared toll-booth workers when I'd start to open my door to pay the fee, instead of rolling down my window.

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  •  Rookie

    I just had this problem as well. My wife's car has had off limits on the passengers window. Just in time for winter weather her drivers window quit working, and it stopped working at about 80% open (before I could do anything about it) it got plastic and duct tape. I went online and read several sites posts, where it is a forgone conclusion that the motors die. I thought it over and with what information I could gather, decided that the problem more so reflected that the control switches could be the issue. I pulled the switches and tore things down. Sure enough the design that put the switches on the console is a very poor design. Dirt, dog hair, sand, etc had inundated the switches and they were burnt, charred, and completely not possibly functional. I cleaned and polished and renewed the lube on them, tested them, and then plugged them back into the car and guess what, both windows work perfectly. All I can say is, if your motors are for sure burned up, it most likely is because the switches got gunked up and caused the problem to become more serious. I will soon put a video on You-tube explaining the issue and several tricks needed to successfully repair them (seeing as how they are basically designed to be UN-repairable).

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  •  Rookie

    Passenger side power window not working Replace switch now passenger side works but driver side does not . smh

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  •  Rookie

    Drivers side window rolled down fine but went back up little by little, having to give it a rest in between. Bought a motor online and got a shop to install it for me, which fixed my problem. Then the passenger window started doing the same. Haven't fixed that one yet. Now the drivers side window occasionally will only roll down 1 or 2 inches.

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  • Visitor, , 98,000 mi

    Passenger window stops and have to wait for it to put it back up sometimes takes 10 mins.

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  •  Rookie

    it eventually rolled back up

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