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

Problem Description and Possible Solution

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.

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 121,703 (10,000–210,000)
8 model years affected: 1997, 1999, 2000, 2001, more2002, 2003, 2004, 2005
130 people reported this problem
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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.
I was rolling down my driver side rear window one morning and I heard some sort of pop, or weird sound. I tried rolling it back up, but it didn't work. I was able to move the window upwards so it looked closed, but it would gradually fall down. Then I tried to push it downwards to maybe put it back on track, but now it's stuck in the door and won't move down or up.
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.
what is the name of the brackets that hold sash clips to window and to the window regulator. Its "L" shaped so I would think its called a "L" bracket, but cant seem to find it at the parts store
Went to roll passenger window down something snapped and it dropped. Power windows , sounds like motor is still working ok
My driver's side window is held up by a stick.
Window off track and sash brackets off
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.
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
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.
I heard a pop sound when rolling down the driver side window and it wouldn't roll up or down. The clips were broken and had to be replaced. Six months later this happened again. Once again the clips were replaced. The sad thing is this happens about every two months now and its aggravating. Is there any real fix for theses windows?
Passenger side window is still good but, a plastic piece and a bracket feel off so window won't go up or down when using power. Took door panel off to inspect the problem now looking for the plastic clip piece to purchase hopefully separately.
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
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 $275 to fix. It's crazy how both sides have the same issue
Driver side window appears to be off track
Driver side window glass bracket which fits into regulator has broken , need to replace
Cost 500$. 2 things replaced. Randomly fell on highway.
While I was driving down the road my drivers window sunk into the door after opening an inch and after pushing it up and back into place it has stayed but since inches down. Then in December the passenger went out after hearing a pop from trying to roll the window down and the same issues with that window as the other.
My 2001 Pontiac Grand Am Gt 2 door has just over 200,000 miles on it. One day while rolling my window up and down it wouldn't go down. Some how or another it went down when I was not in my car, and my daughter rolled it down. And it got stuck down. So I looked down in the door where the window went down, and used a pair of needle nose pliers grabbing it and pulling it out if the door. I put the window in place where it needed to be and just shoved the pliers down in the crack making it not have enough room to move and it has stayed Luke that for almost 6 months. I'm not sure what I need to look at to see how I need to fix it. I am a girl, but I know a whole hell of alot more about vehicles than most men. So, I can do it, just need to know what to look at to see what I need so I can get what ever it is, and fix it! Because it is annoying having one window only.
Back window keeps coming down