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.Google+
Car Problem Reports
Chevrolet Cavalier Power Window Motors May Fail From Overheating
Chevrolet Cavalier Problem
Average Mileage: 100,813 mi (30,000 mi - 212,114 mi)
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, 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
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, 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, 1998 Chevrolet Cavalier, 152,000 mi
The power windows will roll down fine but will not roll up on the drivers side. I have determined that the cause is a power window motor failure. I am have only been able to get the window to go up only a centimeter or so at a time. The drivers side window is currently stuck down about an inch with the motor not responding. The part cost is $67 at a Chevrolet dealer plus labor. The motor assembly is riveted into place instead of being secured with bolts. DIY repair appears simple but proper motor removal and replacement could be more difficult due to placement and mounting.
Visitor, 2003 Chevrolet Cavalier, 120,000 mi
driver side window will roll up a little bit and i have to wait for the motor to cool then it works again.
Visitor, 2003 Chevrolet Cavalier, 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.
Visitor, 1995 Chevrolet Cavalier