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Old 05-22-2008, 11:45 AM
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Originally Posted by j.arnaldo
You're a REAL buddy, doing what you did for us, Zed partners! Lamentably, between my job, caring after my 89-year-old mother, & spending quality time with my wife & 2 kids, well, I'm gonna have to pay, either for the clean-up or to get a new motor! Fail...At any rate, I appreciate your selfless action in
trying to help us save a few bucks! The farthest I can go, regarding maintenance on my "Z", is oil changes, tune-up & general stuff (cleaning the K&N with the recharger, battery maintenance, install brake pads, etc.) THANKS, anyway!
Thanks for the kind words my man. Sorry ya gotta dish out the dinero to get it fixed...
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This is sweet. I always wanted to do this but was scared of taking the door off.
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Old 06-03-2008, 11:35 AM
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This is sweet. I always wanted to do this but was scared of taking the door off.
Thanks man. Glad I could help.
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my god, i hope i never have to replace or clean my window motor.
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Old 06-03-2008, 11:56 AM
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Excellent post.
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nice job, i have nissan fix this problem about 2yrs ago and they screwed me money wise.
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Jesus christ, I just noticed how detailed it was VO, gj.

I've done this for me and a buddy of mine. I can't say how many times I've taken off my door panels but looks like I'll be doing it again but I need to cut through my sound deadener. me = pwned
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Jesus christ, I just noticed how detailed it was VO, gj.

I've done this for me and a buddy of mine. I can't say how many times I've taken off my door panels but looks like I'll be doing it again but I need to cut through my sound deadener. me = pwned
Thanks Greg.

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This was so helpful. I do not do any work on my car but after reading this I decieded to try to fix the motor. I spent 20 bucks at the auto zone buying exactly what you used to complete the job. Duck Tape, panel tool and QD Electrical Spray. Job took me 2 hours being very careful. Now my window works like new! Thanks for the great write-up.

Did you use anything particular to remove the tape residue from the window and rubber trim?

Thanks again!
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use some wd40 and a rag
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Originally Posted by robbycolli
This was so helpful. I do not do any work on my car but after reading this I decieded to try to fix the motor. I spent 20 bucks at the auto zone buying exactly what you used to complete the job. Duck Tape, panel tool and QD Electrical Spray. Job took me 2 hours being very careful. Now my window works like new! Thanks for the great write-up.

Did you use anything particular to remove the tape residue from the window and rubber trim?

Thanks again!
I really glad I could help you. I suffered with the window problem for about 5 or 6 months. I know it really sucks not having one functioning window.

For the tape residue I used Goo-Gone. WD-40 works also...
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I'll be trying it this weekend....my driverside window just crapped out on me about 2 hrs ago. Thanks for the write up!
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I'll be trying it this weekend....my driverside window just crapped out on me about 2 hrs ago. Thanks for the write up!
It should be exactly the same procedure except taking apart the outer door panel. No biggie though. Everything else should be the same...
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Looks like I'm headed to my dads to try this out.
It looks complicated, but glad to hear it only took 2 hours.
Hopefully I'll have my window working by tonight when I goto sleep.
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whew went to my car and the passenger window rolled up.
Looks like I don't have to rush to do it today
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Thanks for the awesome writeup

Ill be fixing mine this week, I was about to pull it apart and try to figure it out... Im glad I searched on here first! Kudos to you.
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Originally Posted by twiistedsixx
Thanks for the awesome writeup

Ill be fixing mine this week, I was about to pull it apart and try to figure it out... Im glad I searched on here first! Kudos to you.
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WOW... I can't believe the motor gets gunked up like that!!? WTH!


AWESOME DIY instructions. I'm saving this


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Originally Posted by Zquicksilver
WOW... I can't believe the motor gets gunked up like that!!? WTH!


AWESOME DIY instructions. I'm saving this


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Yup, I was pretty disgusted at how gunked up it was also...
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