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Old 09-02-2008, 05:33 PM
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hmmm...I need to reopen my door to take another look at that magnetic cover to see!
But according to you guys, how good is the autozone/advance auto motor comparing to the Nissan one?
How often do we replace that autozone ones (assuming that we have the guarantee part)
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Old 09-02-2008, 05:39 PM
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Originally Posted by projektZ
I don't want to take all the time to clean mine then have it break again so I'd rather get a new one but if the ones from AutoZone are only going to last a yr or so then whats the point? Is there anywhere to get one that won't break?? TIA
I don't believe there is any real documentation on how long the rebuilt motors last. The only alternative to purchasing a longer lasting motor would be a new OEM motor. It does come with a steep price tag however...
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Old 09-02-2008, 05:56 PM
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I've taken apart my motor 3 times to clean it. It works fine for about a week or two after that, then starts to slow down again.

Vo, that first link on the first page goes to something other than a window motor.
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Old 09-02-2008, 06:41 PM
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Yup, my cleaning lasted 2 months. I recently replaced the motor.

I'll look at the link tomrrow from work.

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I've taken apart my motor 3 times to clean it. It works fine for about a week or two after that, then starts to slow down again.

Vo, that first link on the first page goes to something other than a window motor.
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so Vo, should I order OEM or Autozone one with unlimited guaranty (sp)?
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Originally Posted by ZKansasZ
so Vo, should I order OEM or Autozone one with unlimited guaranty (sp)?
Me personally, I'd get the one from Advanced Auto Parts. It's 20 bucks cheaper than Autozone and the same brand.

Yeah, the OEM motor might last longer, but you know its gonna end up breaking anyway and you'll be stuck buying another one again. Might as well buy the rebuilt one for half the price and replace it for free when it does break down again...
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I will be attempting to clean mine tomorrow, since the driver sides window is stuck all the way down. Is it possible for me to keep the window down while doing this procedure?

Thanks vo7848!!! ill let you know how it goes.

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Old 09-07-2008, 10:16 AM
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Yipeeeeee...

Well, ordered a new motor from nissan (performance nissan on their ebay site - 169 plus 10 for shipping) and just installed it, thus ending my window dilema.

Thank you SOOOOOOO much for this awesome DIY.



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Old 09-07-2008, 07:32 PM
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Yeah this post rocks... fixed mine right up. To answer my own question, yes- windows should be up while doing this. Also to add... you really gotta clean it well!!

Thanks again!

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Glad to see it worked out for you guys!
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Thanks for notice me this super useful DIY, and for the great work you have done. (I really did look for DIY for this work, but just couldn't find it)

Thank you so much.
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Old 09-10-2008, 06:27 AM
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Originally Posted by 350z-Jim
My window stopped working, I read this thread and fixed my motor, thanks for this. A huge help.
Fixed 7-27-08 with this tutorial, and now is totally dead 9/9/08. The cleaning helped the motor out, but was short lived. I ordered a genuine new OEM motor from ebay (Nissan Deal who is a member here) West Covina Nissan and will switch it out.

I guess if it works for a while thats better than nothing, but I think this is only a temporary fix.
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Originally Posted by kof0127
Thanks for notice me this super useful DIY, and for the great work you have done. (I really did look for DIY for this work, but just couldn't find it)

Thank you so much.
No prob guy. Glad I could help..
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Fixed 7-27-08 with this tutorial, and now is totally dead 9/9/08. The cleaning helped the motor out, but was short lived. I ordered a genuine new OEM motor from ebay (Nissan Deal who is a member here) West Covina Nissan and will switch it out.

I guess if it works for a while thats better than nothing, but I think this is only a temporary fix.
Yeah, mine only lasted 2 months also. I ended up replacing the motor too..
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Old 09-13-2008, 11:22 AM
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Originally Posted by stealthz
Well hopefully no one gets to excited, because I did a write up about this back in 07 on a different 350z forum and almost every time the motor had to end up getting replaced either way... so it may not be worth your time.... this is usually only a temp fix and usually only a short one at that... but nice job on the write up...

not trying to be a down-er but if your going to clean the motor and do this procedure... Than while you have temporarily fixed your motor save your money for a new one because you'll be buying one soon enough....
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Old 09-14-2008, 07:22 PM
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My motor on the passengers side I think might be messed up! Well when I roll the window up and down I hear like a grinding noise. Also my drivers side window when I open and close the door, it goes up and down to make side it's tight when I leave the car. But my other window doesn't! Does anyone have this same problem or something similar to it?
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Old 09-17-2008, 04:56 AM
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This is a great write up, thanks. Let's pretend that I replaced the motor, put everything back together, and forgot to do the reset step. Is there another way to do this without taking off the door panel again? Can I just disconnect the battery or something lazy like that?
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Old 09-17-2008, 04:57 AM
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hit the door panel a couple of times
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Old 09-18-2008, 08:53 AM
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Originally Posted by ktownogg
This is a great write up, thanks. Let's pretend that I replaced the motor, put everything back together, and forgot to do the reset step. Is there another way to do this without taking off the door panel again? Can I just disconnect the battery or something lazy like that?
This is why you test the window before putting the inner cosmetic door panel back on...
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Old 09-29-2008, 06:35 PM
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This is a great write-up. Is there any way to tell if your motor is completely shot before investing all the time and taking everything off? I've read a few posts about people doing this DIY, only to end up finding that their motor was dead anyways.
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Excellent write up. Very well done. First time I've seen it. But after seeing the work involved, I've got to say....I'll pay someone to do it.
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