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Pontiac Sunfire Power Window Motors May Fail From Overheating

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

Average Mileage: 115,099 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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  • 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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  •  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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  •  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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    Passenger side window, goes down in stages and when it stops working you just have to wait a few minutes and it starts working again. Haven't fixed as of yet. Both rear windows are inoperable.

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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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  • Visitor, , 180,000 mi

    driver side power window motor failure. Cant roll down window fully.

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