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Old 09-30-2008, 08:10 AM
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Originally Posted by swipe112 View Post
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.
To be honest, since I've done both, I'd say just go ahead and replace it from the get go...

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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.
Thanks for the compliments.

To each his own...
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Old 10-08-2008, 05:55 PM
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Stupid motor...I didn't even know this was a common issue with the car. All the G guys also have this, and it just started for me at not even 20k miles! Thank God I have another 4 months left on warranty. Unfortunately, the pass. window still works fine...so I can only get one motor swapped. Oh well.
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Old 10-15-2008, 12:55 PM
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This post is awesome. My dealership wanted $350.00 for a new motor and $350.00 for labor. I just did this myself in one afternoon and saved $700.00 bucks. You're the man!
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Originally Posted by BlackenedZ View Post
This post is awesome. My dealership wanted $350.00 for a new motor and $350.00 for labor. I just did this myself in one afternoon and saved $700.00 bucks. You're the man!
Let me send you my Paypal address, if you'd like to share some of those saving...
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Help. I just took the window motor apart to clean it all out, and I cannot get the metal housing to go down all of the way so that I can screw it all together. I am talking about the metal housing that holds the magnets. I push it down and its still 1/2 inch or so from meeting the rest of the motor so that I can screw it in. I made sure that the connectors inside are pushed back and still no luck. anyone have any ideas?
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anyone have any experience with the autozone motor vs advance auto motor vs oem replacement?
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anyone have any experience with the autozone motor vs advance auto motor vs oem replacement?
They are the same motor. The one from Autozone and Advance are the same refurbishing company. The refurbished motor is actually an OEM motor.
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I am about to do this again for my 3rd time. I still have yet had to buy a motor, but I think this time might be the one Both of teh motors are going now(**** nissan and their shitttty motors).
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I am about to do this again for my 3rd time. I still have yet had to buy a motor, but I think this time might be the one Both of teh motors are going now(**** nissan and their shitttty motors).
Ha! Yes sir, just go ahead and replace the thing. Mine is still working like a champ...
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As many times that we tore this apart, I think I am just going to rebuilb it. My pops will be able to help out with this. It should only cost about $50 to rebuild both motors.
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My issue is the window is stuck in the down position. I tried the cleaning trick and it failed miserably.

How do I get the window "up" to make this easier to work on?

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Old 11-11-2008, 11:21 PM
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i tried this about 2 times and finally the motor went out on my passenger side. But i was NOT going to pay 300 dollars or even 200 dollars for a freakin motor. I went to my local junkyard and picked up a nissan altima motor($35).

I thought it was an exact match till i got home and realized the wiring harness was completely different and the reset button was not present. The Z harness has about 6 pins, i assume for the AUTO window up/down and the the option of having the key put up/down the windows.

I took the main 2 cables(+/-). Cut and soldered the harness connected it and BAM! it worked.

It doesnt have the AUTO up/down nor the key up/down but it works. The only thing That is kinda funny is that whenever the passenger door is opened the window goes down about 2 inches automatically, but thats no biggie.
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Old 11-13-2008, 04:02 AM
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Great post. This is allot easier than it looks. I would say about a 3 beer job for direct replacement.
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Great post. This is allot easier than it looks. I would say about a 3 beer job for direct replacement.
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Awesome, awesome DIY. I was always afraid of messing around in the door, but the guide was well written and detailed enough to give anyone the ability to do it.

Cleaned out the motor and bingo, window is all kinds of working again. Saved some serious bucks, all I had to buy was the contact cleaner ($5.99 at pepboys) Booya. Only took an hour and a half too.

I've never seen a butter knife be so useful, forget buying the special door tool.
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Awesome, awesome DIY. I was always afraid of messing around in the door, but the guide was well written and detailed enough to give anyone the ability to do it.

Cleaned out the motor and bingo, window is all kinds of working again. Saved some serious bucks, all I had to buy was the contact cleaner ($5.99 at pepboys) Booya. Only took an hour and a half too.

I've never seen a butter knife be so useful, forget buying the special door tool.
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Old 11-14-2008, 10:58 AM
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Boy what I life saver you are.

I have one of the first 2003 350zs bought on 12/30/2002 and it only has 26000 miles on it and has parted in a garage full time every since I bought it. The drivers side window quit when the battery died by setting to long. I have had the door panel off but could not figure how to get the window motor out but I think now I can.
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