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

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.

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Average mileage: 119,264 (10,000–203,565)
8 model years affected: 1997, 1999, 2000, 2001, more2002, 2003, 2004, 2005
119 people reported this problem
70 people shared problem details
2003 Pontiac Grand Am165,000
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.
My driver's side window is held up by a stick.
1999 Pontiac Grand Am203,565
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
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.
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
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
2002 Pontiac Grand Am110,000
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.
Went to roll passenger window down something snapped and it dropped. Power windows , sounds like motor is still working ok
1997 Pontiac Grand Am140,000
Window off track and sash brackets off
2002 Pontiac Grand Am180,000
Driver side window appears to be off track
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
2002 Pontiac Grand Am170,000
Driver side window glass bracket which fits into regulator has broken , need to replace
2003 Pontiac Grand Am187,341
My passenger side window brackets are broken,My window will slide down if the temp outside is high,And It Is Aggravating For Smoker!
2004 Pontiac Grand Am121,638
BROKEN BRACKETS, CANT FIND JUST THE LOWER WINDOW BACK TRACK TO GET THIS FIXED. BOTH WINDOWS.
Drivers side window falls down due to broken plastic piece.
Window clamps broke of. In front and back
1999 Pontiac Grand Am120,500
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.
I'm having the same issue with my car. Does anyone know if you can just replace the brackets or do I have to replace the whole thing.
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