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Chevrolet Cavalier Power Window Motors May Fail From Overheating

 
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Model Years Affected: 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005

Average Mileage: 137,372 mi (30,000 mi - 1,260,000 mi)

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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, , 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

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  • Visitor, , 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.

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  •  Rookie

    This is an awful problem on these cars, has happened to me over 5 times between my two windows.

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  • Visitor, , 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...

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  • Visitor, , 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.

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  • Visitor, , 125,000 mi

    Driver's side and rear right window. I have to remind the dealer to not let the techs who may be working on the car, to not lower these windows. Rear right window stuck about an inch down.

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  • Visitor, , 1,260,000 mi

    replaced motor

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  • Visitor, , 130,000 mi

    Drivers side power window will not go up. Started out that it would go down but I had been able to get it back up by pressing the key several times - it would go up a little at a time. Now it has failed completely - will go down but will not go back up at all. I noticed when it failed that there was a burning smell in the button area in the center console. I do not know it that is related but our repairman is telling me that we have to replace the window motor - rather costly at $230.

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  • Visitor, , 212,114 mi

    Driver side window stutters.Passenger side not working at all.

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  • Visitor, , 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!

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