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Pontiac Grand Am Front Windows Come Off Track Due to Broken Sash Brackets

Pontiac Grand Am Problem
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Model Years Affected: 1997, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005

Average Mileage: 118,743 mi (47,000 mi - 200,000 mi)


The front window sash brackets may break causing the window to come off track. Our technicians tell us that new brackets are available and can be installed on the old window glass if it is not damaged.

  • , , 165,000 mi

    The two brackets holding the window snapped in half. Trying to find just the brackets now. Also trying to figure out how to get the old brackets off the window.

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  • , , 93,000 mi

    found parts at auto zone about $9.00. took door apart, had to grind off old clips with small grinder glued new clips on with epoxy put back together took about an hour and a half.

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    My driver's side window is held up by a stick.

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  • , , 47,000 mi

    both driver side & passenger side window brackets have broken, the part for each window is 297.00 & that is fixing it your self, if you take it in to get fixed it is way over 500.00 for each window

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  • , , 110,000 mi

    Four times now - front windows have come off track & I've had to pay to have the doors taken off and windows replaced as they break in the process. Not cheap for a recurring problem.

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  • , , 52,000 mi

    The brackets broke on mine before I bought the car with 52,000 miles. I didn't realize that was the problem until the other bracket broke and my window never rolled back up. These parts cost around $80 from the dealer or you can get a whole new system for $40 for both doors online (the Aero uses the same type). Obviously fixed the problem.

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  •  Rookie

    had this fixed window went down in the well and would not come back up BRACKET BROKE OFF, WILL I RECIEVE MY PAYMENT BACK BECAUSE I GOT THIS FIXED

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  •  Rookie

    I have the same problem, the first time with the passenger side window brackets breaking now I currently have the same issue on my drivers side. Gotta wait til I can get it fixed because the passenger side cost about $275 to fix. It's crazy how both sides have the same issue

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  • my problem is slight different ,my window won't go down when push button but will go up

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  • Replaced both engine motors, still isn't fixed.

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