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Power windows suck!!!!!!!

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by Sydenstricker Landscaping, Oct 24, 2008.

  1. Sydenstricker Landscaping

    Sydenstricker Landscaping PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,882

    Why do the power windows in these trucks suck so bad?? I am now going on my 2nd window motor on the driver side and 3rd in the passenger:dizzy: Was there ever a recall or TSB about them being turds?? I have been using brand new parts too, not some remaned junk. I even grease the tracks on them as well. I will for sure not have power windows in my next truck. And I am talking about the truck in my sig.
  2. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    Using the aftermarket Dorman brand regular/motor assemblies or actual GM ones Tom?
  3. brad96z28

    brad96z28 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,525

    I have not had much trouble with factory regs and motors. Reman motors blow for sure.
  4. Sydenstricker Landscaping

    Sydenstricker Landscaping PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,882

    GM in both sides including regulators, track, etc. Then one autozone motor in the passenger side, now has a new one from napa. Seems to be holding out very well. I guess it is napa for the driver's side too
  5. ABES

    ABES PlowSite.com Addict
    from MN
    Messages: 1,322

    I havent had any problems with mine yet (knock on wood) and i open/close my window probably at least a dozen times a day. I seem to go through interior door handles like crazy though.
  6. Sydenstricker Landscaping

    Sydenstricker Landscaping PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,882

    Havent killed any interior handles yet, but I did ruin my exterior door handle and had to put a new hinge assembly in this year
  7. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    Same here. Stopped using the aftermarket Dorman motors and regulator assembly's due to their vast unreliability. Changed out three on the same truck in 6 months.

    Haven't replaced a genuine GM one yet.

    Spray the motors down with FF Tom. And make sure the window runs smooth in the track, doing this keeps the excess load/drag off the motor and cables/pulleys. Use FF in the window track for lubrication too.
  8. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    Your running an OBS truck ABES. Those power window setups are like iron...seldom ever repair any of those.
  9. mikelawtown

    mikelawtown Senior Member
    from Mass
    Messages: 429

    Havent had any problems with my 2002 yet. but have changed alot of regulators which come with the motor because of not the motor but the small cable breaks...also carparts.com has them cheap, they work but the GM regulators are better...
  10. fordmstng66

    fordmstng66 Senior Member
    Messages: 527

    I had the same problem with my 2000 Silverado 2500, that was what made me sell the truck, between those breaking, and my exhaust manifolds going bad every year i could not deal with it anymore. Now i have no power windows, we will see how things go, this will be the first year plowing with the new truck.
  11. KSikkema

    KSikkema Senior Member
    Messages: 179

    my local parts guy tells me that just recently dorman has udated their motors so they don't die as quick?!! haven't had too much trouble with the dormans lately. that being said, the ones from gm came down in price and are not that much more than the dorman ones and regulator/motor assemblies from the nbs 2003 and up will fit in the older style 99-02.(i think that there may be studs in place of bolts but nothing that can't be handled easily)
  12. bribrius

    bribrius PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,609

    i have manual windows. they match the tape deck
  13. RepoMan207

    RepoMan207 PlowSite Fanatic
    from Maine
    Messages: 5,039

    I too have the 02 Sierra and yet to have a problem. I am almost positive they had to of changed them out. My 99 3500 had to be replaced, but we went with OEM as well.
  14. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    Your parts guy is correct. But only time will tell if they're more dependable this time around... ..not going to play their guinea pig so it's still genuine GM for me.

    BTW, the updated ones will have a short pigtail on the wire leads out of the motor. Easy way to identify old stock from current stock on the Dormans.