Power Window Not Working Due to Window Motor on Chevrolet Cavalier

Problem Description and Possible Solution

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.

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 105,481 (30,000–212,114)
16 model years affected: 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, more1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005
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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...
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.
All four Windows get stuck and takes forever to roll up i have not got them fixed yet how much does this cost
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.
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
Rear passenger window goes down but won't go up
Passenger side window was sluggish when I bought the car used, 135,000 miles. Soon after it would only moved few inches at a time. Had to wait few minutes and it would move a few more inches. Cold weather compounded the issue. Some months later same problem now with driver side. Switch works, motors are getting power, tracks are well lubed. Regulators need to be replaced. Chevy needs to own up to this!
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.
I had this same problem. Driver side power window motor or regular has been replaced three times. fortunately it was under warranty. Now the
passenger side has same problem. How do you know if its the motor or the regulator? Done some electrical diagnostics.
This is an awful problem on these cars, has happened to me over 5 times between my two windows.
The driver's side window motor quit working and the passenger side one is very slow.
Driver window will go down but will only go up an inch then have to drive and wait about ten minutes and it will go up another inch and repeat until it is up all the way.
drivers power window is intermittent.Does at times go all the way both up and down but will fail with relay heard clicking.
Bought the car used, windows worked for about a month. 3 of them work but the passenger one will not roll down now!!! Frustrating
have replaced four motors - so tired of it! Got the car in 2006 - since then have replaced both front motors twice each.
I bought my car about a year ago and all the windows worked fine. Now only two work and it is fruatrating... I know at least four other people with caveliers and their windows failed them as well. This needs to be recalled!!!!!
Driver side and Passenger side windows have stopped working both window motors have been replaced once and the driver side needs to be replaced again.
First passenger window front. Then driver window front and now rear passenger.
Replaced with Dorman lifts.
Drivers window is more frequently not going up all the time have to wait any where from 1 to 3 minutes for it to work again. All other windows seem to work fine.
Passenger side window will get stuck if rolled down. As of now it can take up to a half hour of fiddling to close it completely (when rolled down 3-6 inches). It's gotten worse over the last year. I just don't use it anymore to avoid the issue.