Power Window Not Working Due to Window Motor on Pontiac Firebird

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.

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Average mileage: 98,209 (21,000–160,900)
13 model years affected: 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, more1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002
45 people reported this problem
14 people shared problem details
Driver's side power mechanism started to slow down and over a fairly short time it just stopped moving the window at all.
POWER WINDOW SLOW UP SLOW DOWN HAD TO REPAIR DRIVER WINDOW NOW NEED TO REPAIR PASSENGER WINDOW, SAME PROBLEM
Window stopped working. Need 2 fix still.
Drivers side will not roll down. And passenger side rolls up and down slowly. Have to roll it 2 - 3 times before it will close all the way. Had someone replace switches which didn't work,
Motor went out. Replaced the window motor. The new one went out less than a year later. Now it will work every few months for a few days and then quit working again.
1998 Pontiac Firebird120,000
Both power windows quit working and had to replace both motors for the windows
Windows slow or stall at certain points and have to be pulled up.
Passenger power window rolls up very slow, almost stops.
Drivers side window goes down but won't go back up. Needs new motor.
We have two 2002 firebirds and have replaced all 4 window motors due to motor failure even with little use.
1996 Pontiac Firebird160,900
well when i let the window down, and i tried to raise it back up the motor is running but the window won't roll back up
Two replacements of window motor on the passenger side did not fix the problem. I now just live with it.
Window motor is getting slower & sticks sometimes. Will need to replace motor eventually.
2001 Pontiac Firebird134,000
Drivers side window will stop almost immediatly and after waiting a couple of minutes, it will move about an inch again....and so on, seems to be a problem with the POS motor for the very large window, need to replace the motor with a better after market moter.
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