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
Chevrolet Cavalier Power Window Motors May Fail From Overheating
Chevrolet Cavalier Problem
Average Mileage: 93,666 mi (186 mi - 155,000 mi)
Visitor, 1998 Chevrolet Cavalier, 149,400 mi
my passenger side window has been doing this forever...i have to wait 5 to 10 mins to make it go up anywhere i go cause it just stops..its so annoying
Visitor, 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier, 90,000 mi
The windows will only work for about 1 second at a time. After, I have to wait another minute for the windows to work again another second. I haven't had this looked at yet.
Visitor, 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier, 93,000 mi
Window want go back up have to wait a few mins then try it again, Then it will go up a little then stop again. What could wrong...
Visitor, 2003 Chevrolet Cavalier, 105,000 mi
My power window motor on my driver's side went out about a year ago and I had to pay a ridiculous amount to get it fixed which meant completely replacing the motor. It started out very sluggish and then eventually went out completely.
Visitor, 2005 Chevrolet Cavalier, 70,000 mi
The window is stuck about a fourth of the way down. It is not fixed. I just don't know what to do!
Visitor, 2005 Chevrolet Cavalier, 106,401 mi
kind of just fixed it self. it did happen in the winter but i found after just letting it sit for a few minutes it went back up
Windows will not go up when put down
This is an awful problem on these cars, has happened to me over 5 times between my two windows.
Visitor, 2003 Chevrolet Cavalier, 65,000 mi
It first started with the driver window and then another, and another, and another. Now all windows have the same problem. GM should take responsibility and fix this problem. This is the second cavalier I own and they both had the same problem.
Visitor, 1999 Chevrolet Cavalier, 74,000 mi
Passenger front goes down but won't go up till it motor cools off a bit.
Talked to a local body shop guy who said he would change it out for me.