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
Pontiac Firebird Power Window Motors May Fail From Overheating
Pontiac Firebird Problem
Average Mileage: 100,533 mi (43,000 mi - 160,900 mi)
Visitor, 2000 Pontiac Firebird, 88,500 mi
POWER WINDOW SLOW UP SLOW DOWN HAD TO REPAIR DRIVER WINDOW NOW NEED TO REPAIR PASSENGER WINDOW,
Visitor, 1995 Pontiac Firebird, 43,000 mi
Drivers side window goes down but won't go back up. Needs new motor.
Visitor, 2002 Pontiac Firebird
We have two 2002 firebirds and have replaced all 4 window motors due to motor failure even with little use.
Driver's side power mechanism started to slow down and over a fairly short time it just stopped moving the window at all.
Visitor, 1996 Pontiac Firebird, 160,900 mi
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
Visitor, 1997 Pontiac Firebird
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.
Visitor, 2001 Pontiac Firebird, 134,000 mi
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.