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post #21 of 48 (permalink) Old 05-29-2008, 11:20 AM
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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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I like the idea of taking it to a specialist. This has been happening for 5 years now, and I've yet to read a conclusive reason why. A pro looking at it might help with this. I've used similar motors before, and they had balls, so I'm surprised they break so easy. Any chance its heat or wear (motors can wear pretty quick) related?

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I like the idea of taking it to a specialist. This has been happening for 5 years now, and I've yet to read a conclusive reason why. A pro looking at it might help with this. I've used similar motors before, and they had balls, so I'm surprised they break so easy. Any chance its heat or wear (motors can wear pretty quick) related?

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I might just suck it up tonight and pull the thing apart AGAIN... then bring it in to a specialist and see what the deal is.

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Well, I thought about the switch itself as well, but the switch on the driver's side works for the driver's side window only. Also, I think the click is a good thing, because I used to have it and now I don't. I wonder if one can discern a clicking sound when using the switch on a window that works.
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A couple of weeks ago, I took it apart and really cleaned it (better than the last time). Since then, I've had no problems with the window. Seriously, I believe that it's a poorly designed housing unit since it seems that the inside of the unit gets so dirty and clogged up.

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Yikes, I know this is a very late reply, but Bob, the reason you don't hear a clicking could be because you are testing the window from the driver's side while you have the door dismantled on the passenger's side. The passenger side switches need to be connected in order for the driver's side switch to control it.

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Someone needs to build a brushless motor that will work with this...the problem in the window is the brushes wear down and the carbon gets into everything
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Someone needs to build a brushless motor that will work with this...the problem in the window is the brushes wear down and the carbon gets into everything
I had a 1988 300ZX prior to my 350 - I was the second owner and the original owner had every single service receipt - even things like "I hear wind noise" and the dealer would touch up the weatherstripping or whatever (they must have LOVED her!) Anyway, I sold that car in '03 with 165,000 miles on it. Both window motors were original and worked. That is 16 years. Nothing wrong with those motors and I am sure they had brushes. I firmly believe that some of the window motors in the earlier 350's were just plain garbage; my driver side failed at 2 years although the passenger side is still the original.
And what I really wish is that Nissan had designed the reset button so you did not have to remove the door liner - I have had that problem twice on the passenger side, and for now, I am just putting up with it backing down on auto-up by avoiding use of the auto up function. Still, annoying!!

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I do this maintenance yesterday, cleaned with WD40, air compressor and a brush.
The hard part was to reensamble window motor. and there was noticeable speed on operation.

I suggest to do a proper clean and re-regrease on rails.
There is a faulty rail that marks the window every time when operate and i put a soft pad on the top of the front rail.

Im glad that this community help us to get most of our nissan and to save a lot of money.
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driver side window motor went out for me 2 times
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Time to buy a new one. It's typically around $130 from any major auto parts store. Mine came with a limited lifetime warranty. I kept the receipt. Window works like a charm now.

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