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.
Car Problem Reports
Buick Century Power Window Motors May Fail From Overheating
Buick Century Problem
Average Mileage: 113,142 mi (36,000 mi - 170,000 mi)
Visitor, 1995 Buick Century, 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.
Visitor, 1994 Buick Century, 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.
Visitor, 1993 Buick Century, 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.
All new motor and one magician to put it in.