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QUOTE (SmoothZ @ May 25 2008, 05:50 PM)
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My window stopped working today.

How much for a new window motor?
Where I'm from, a new window motor (and everything else that goes with it) + manhours = about 900$ :(
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QUOTE (Sandok @ May 25 2008, 10:50 AM)
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Where I'm from, a new window motor (and everything else that goes with it) + manhours = about 900$ :(
That's crazy! I could do the work myself, but I'll have to shop around for a new motor. I definitely won't be buying it from the local dealership if they charge too much.

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That's crazy! I could do the work myself, but I'll have to shop around for a new motor. I definitely won't be buying it from the local dealership if they charge too much.
Dave. Check this link ..

http://www.rockauto.com/catalog/raframecat...c1433001k903858

looks like $113 with core swap. Remanf ... and without regulator.

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Dave. Check this link ..

http://www.rockauto.com/catalog/raframecat...c1433001k903858

looks like $113 with core swap. Remanf ... and without regulator.


I'll try cleaning it one more time, except much more thoroughly. If that doesn't work, I'll be forced to buy that. Thanks for finding it.

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I'll try cleaning it one more time, except much more thoroughly. If that doesn't work, I'll be forced to buy that. Thanks for finding it.
Hey SmoothZ,

I was at the dealer yesterday getting an alignment and asked about the window motor.
It was $375 for the motor and $512 installed (I am in Canada)

I saw a few on Ebay for around 180USD and I have found a few at the wreckers for around $170 but I am concerned that they might have the sam problem because of their age.

Someone else gave me an idea to take it to a local motor specialist and see if they can do something with it (rebuild?)...

I might try that too...

I just hate the idea of tearing that whole door apart agian, putting it back together, and then having things not work 2 weeks down the road... I would rather just put the new motor in.

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CK,

If you go that route with a specialist, let us know what they have to say. Tell the specialist that a lot of owners are having this problem, and you'd like to know for the sake of everyone how this motor is failing or if it can be fixed locally.

I might just have to find a reconditioned one, which is probably what the specialist does anyway for these companies that sell them.

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I must say, I am staggered by the windows on this 350Z... I got a Opel Corsa with a 160000 km (about a 100000 miles) and the windows work fine! Never changed ever!

Anyways, I asked a local mechanic about my window problem and he even said that I could try another motor (didn't have to be the overpriced Nissan one) and that rust (if the window isn't used much) + gunk could be a possible reason for the motor failure.

Personally, I think I'm going to take out the motor, dump it in mild citric acid (cleans very very well!) and get a heavy duty lubrificant (not WD40 which I would normally use).

But if somebody finds out a better solution, please do share ;) I'll post about my results when I finally get around to doing this.
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I got my replacement motor today from RockAuto, and I only ordered it yesterday! That's fast! But anyway, I went to work installing it, and prior to installation, when I pushed down on the button to lower the window it once clicked as if it wanted to do something. Now, it does not click. I installed the new motor, and it still does not click, nor does it move the window. I can, however, lower the window halfway by holding the unlock button on my keyfob for five seconds, and, if the window is at what it considers to be full height, when I close the door it will go up like it is supposed to but then go down halfway. I am stumped, mainly on why the window does not go up or down when I push the button on the driver or passenger-side door. Anyone who has previously installed their motor have any hints/tips?
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QUOTE (Sandok @ May 27 2008, 02:52 PM)
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I must say, I am staggered by the windows on this 350Z... I got a Opel Corsa with a 160000 km (about a 100000 miles) and the windows work fine! Never changed ever!

Anyways, I asked a local mechanic about my window problem and he even said that I could try another motor (didn't have to be the overpriced Nissan one) and that rust (if the window isn't used much) + gunk could be a possible reason for the motor failure.

Personally, I think I'm going to take out the motor, dump it in mild citric acid (cleans very very well!) and get a heavy duty lubrificant (not WD40 which I would normally use).

But if somebody finds out a better solution, please do share ;) I'll post about my results when I finally get around to doing this.
Well, I would be interested to see what happens with that Sandok... my guess is it would work for a few weeks like SmoothZ and mine did, and then die out again. When I actually had my motor apart I noticed that there was wear on the copper areas that are designed to transfer the electrical current. My guess is that once this starts to wear things dont sit correctly and cause the motor to work intermitently. Cleaning out the crap on the inside allowed for a cleaner area and a more consitstent connection until things were dirty again... then the slop of the motor causes the same problem again.

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I got my replacement motor today from RockAuto, and I only ordered it yesterday! That's fast! But anyway, I went to work installing it, and prior to installation, when I pushed down on the button to lower the window it once clicked as if it wanted to do something. Now, it does not click. I installed the new motor, and it still does not click, nor does it move the window. I can, however, lower the window halfway by holding the unlock button on my keyfob for five seconds, and, if the window is at what it considers to be full height, when I close the door it will go up like it is supposed to but then go down halfway. I am stumped, mainly on why the window does not go up or down when I push the button on the driver or passenger-side door. Anyone who has previously installed their motor have any hints/tips?
I would think that the switch and motor are completely independent...

I would try removing the passenger panel where the switches are located and see if the click goes away... my best guess is that the switch is actually broken.

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I was also wondering if someone can sticky this thread...

I think that the "window motor problem" is enough of an epedemic that one thread with most of the info that we are working through would be valuable.

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