My left hand rear window motor appears to have packed up. There is no response when operating the window switch. Have checked fuses and swapped switches around (other side works ok). I thought I would take the motor out and take a look but access is very difficult and also have no idea where to start. Can anyone offer any advice? Many Thanks. Elaine (Ireland).
Elain's solution on the LEFT hand window is relatively EASY. Just wait till Rob and I start our picture posting on he RIGHT HAND SIDE = Engine out!!!
ya'...it's a hoot...while in there we decided to do its required 3 year / 30k mile tune up which, oh boy, resulted in yet another thread on the Fuel Evap. Canister almost [praying] a REBUILD ON THE Engine.
Guys, you'll have to check this thing out. Good Thing I have Rob, and excellent mech. working on the item[s]. He's in Petaluma, CA and if you need work that must be done and others are getting too full--shoot, look up Rob any way, then go to Rob Stewart Engr./Racing.
OK< the particulars.
The RIGHT HAND window is NOT easy.
1. We need to shoot some Ferrari designers
2. The Oil Sump MUST come out to get anywhere into that area= Engine out guys....GOOD luck doing otherwise as
3. This is especially true if the window is in the DOWN position. IF up you might -- doubtful -- have better luck: Appreciate ANYONE that can tell me different. I know the rear seating area is removeable, but that just isn't the issue.
4. The part is really weird. Uses a spring to raise/lower the window track which has a motor about center of the spring. There are some of the smallest bearings that contain themselves about the spring's groove[correct term?] of the compresses spring. I'll attach a better descreption later, but honestly they could have just uses some sort of mech like the antennas and skipped this exercise in design to college pranks.
5. Major problem seems to be: The spring's lubricant, got old, siezed causing the ball bearings NOT to move and frying the motor. Cost of the part > $800 for the entire track and spring and motor unit. Ya' another example of engineering ... why you can't just replace the motor is another reason to get upset.
will be posting pics on this, in a bit.