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Buick Century Power Window Motors May Fail From Overheating

Buick Century Problem
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Model Years Affected: 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 2001, 2002

Average Mileage: 117,000 mi (36,000 mi - 200,000 mi)


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, , 74,000 mi

    This is my mothers car and I am trying to take the drivers side interior panel off the door; I bought a new window motor because her window stopped in the middle of us trying to roll all the way up' so now I am trying to install new motor; EERRRRR!

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  • Visitor, , 90,000 mi

    Front door passenger window motor stopped working. Currently front drivers side window will intermmittently go down 3 inches and stop. When time comes to roll it up it will only go up only 1 inche at a time and we have to let it rest 5-10 minutes between attempts to use power window switche to get it back up all the way. I am still shopping around to replace both driver and passenger side power window motors.

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  • Visitor, , 126,000 mi

    Power window goes down fine, but coming up is slow and stops in mid stream. Waiting and trying again gets me a bit more until, after several waiting periods, it gets to the top. I,ll purchase another window motor and install it myself.

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  • Visitor, , 160,000 mi

    My issue is exactly as described on your website, one of my window motors is slow and will stop midway but will be able to continue going up more after I wait a few minutes before trying again, sometimes I will have to repeat that to get my window up all the way, my rear windows are just somewhat slow but go up and down fine other than being slow. drivers-side window works pretty good. I still have not had any of my window motors replaced yet.

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  • LongBo, , 170,000 mi

    All new motor and one magician to put it in.

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