Q: Power Window Motor Removal
My 1968 convertible bird has stock power windows. They work, but are real sluggish and draw a lot of current when raising or lowering. I installed new wiring recently so the problem must be in the motors. I am considering removing the motors (all 4) and cleaning, re-greasing, and maybe taking them to an electrical shop that specializes in motor repair. Has anybody had any experience with this? What’s the best way to get the motors out?
A: I have power windows on my car also. My car is a low mileage car, but my windows stuck also. In replacing my quarter panels, I had easy access to the window mechanism. The grease had mixed with dirt and turned into a clay like substance over time. After cleaning and regreasing, they work fantastic. Also, don’t forget to examine the rollers. If they are worn badly, they will cause the windows to bind.
By the way, high current draw from the power window motors usually comes from high mechanical resistance to movement. That in turn creates the high current draw.
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