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Old 03-23-2012, 05:11 PM
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Hey guys. I have been working on my power window assembly and motors for the last few days. I have taken everything apart and greased the gearing and tested the motor. I've also painted everything with a rust proof coating. Is there anything I'm leaving out before putting it back in the doors? I'm new at this.

The only things ive replaced are the regulator rollers and channel felt. Here are some before and after photos.



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Old 03-23-2012, 05:51 PM
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Well they certainly look good. If the motors are working correctly I recon you are good to go. I am having dramas with three out of four electric window motors so far. Its just more money I keep telling myself. Stu
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Old 03-23-2012, 05:52 PM
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Did you take the spring off? The mistake most people (including myself) make is not putting it back on with the correct tension and the window won't go back up.
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Old 03-23-2012, 05:59 PM
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Thanks for your input. I'll wait a day and see if anyone else has anything to say about it.

Stu, I have some spare motors off of another tbird I have. I'll see if they work and maybe I'll sell them to you cheap. I wouldn't have a need for them. Let me know if this interests you as I know they could be over 100 bucks per motor.

edit: per motor if you buy them online.

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Old 03-23-2012, 06:26 PM
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Yes, I took it off but I made sure that I took photos of the parts before and after to know how many "teeth" we're tensioned to the gear. I made sure it matched exactly just for that reason. Was that a mistake?
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Old 03-23-2012, 06:50 PM
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Sounds like you're a lot smarter than I was the first time I did one. It should be fine.
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Oh good. pheww...I thought that I would have to buy new ones or something.

thanks jopizz!
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If the motors runs but not sounds well, it's possible to fix them. The problem is that the axles have some cloth with oil in in both ends of the axle, which have dried out. Drill a small hole next to the axle and fill with oil. I've done this with several bad and noisy motors and after they run as new. Worth to try before buying a new motor.
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I'm with Gunnar. In Detroit, we had a small company called, Permawick. They ground up regular brown kraft paper and mixed it with straight 30W oil, then injected it into electric motor bearing cavities on each shaft end. Then they sealed the bearings forever. That was back in the 1960's. Motors still use the same method, today.
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Thanks for the offer David. I will keep it in mind. I have two spare motore that are seized up. A mate is having a look at all of them. Hopefully I can get some of them going. Stu
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