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Back Glass is Stuck

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Jeremy_C, Feb 13, 2005.

  1. Jeremy_C

    Jeremy_C 1/2 ton status

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    The black glass on my 90 jimmy wont go down. The button on the dash, is drawing power, and you can see it making contact and making a small spark, but the window wont budge.

    I guess its got to be the motor right?? How big a job is it to change the motor on this?
     
  2. Catman

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    See if it will respond to using the key at the tail gate. The button on the dash is known to stick in one position and overheat. If that doesn't work, take off the inspection cover on the inside of the tailgate and use spray lube on the cable. At least it worked on my 90K5
     
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    Have you taken cover off inside the tailgate? Samething just happen to me, it turned out the cable broke off at motor. If it turns out to be your motor it very easily comes out. As far as cost goes no idea, I'd check around junkyards first. Swapping the motor will be gravy.:cool1:
     
  4. boz42

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    mine had a short in the power wire, where it runs into the tailgate
     
  5. daleearnhardt01

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    Get back in the back and take the panel off and disconnect the cable from the motor and put it in your drill chuck and spin it and see if the window comes down. Hopefully its just stuck from sitting that long and just needs a boost. That switch in the dash is relatively new as well as that motor...I dunno....

    If it turns out to be the motor thats like a 10 min job at the max....IVe done it twice on that truck... :grin:
     
  6. big_black_blazer

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    that happened to me and i just made my brother push the button while i crawled to the back and kicked the inside of the tailgate with cowboy boots. it only does it when it's cold.
     
  7. Jeremy_C

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    I tried it with the key also, and it didn't work. I hadn't thought about it being plain "stuck" I'll try that route. I took the inspection plate off too, but I couldn't tell anything. I can tell the button is working, so its gotta be something at the window part. :confused:
     
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    If you can hear "something" in the rear, you are most likely hearing the motor trying to turn, but due to a frozen drive cable, it cannot. I just installed a new cable on a member's '90 Jimmy last week for the same problem.
     
  9. evilclown13

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    have a 91 blazer motors good but cables not where can i get one and how do i do it thanks john
     
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    Cable can be had at your local GM dealer for around 25 bucks. Its really easy, one end is screw on and the other end is snap on pretty much. Shouldnt be more than a 10 minute job...

    By the way Jeremy did you ever get yours to work?
     
  11. evilclown13

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    thanks ill check it out mon. i cant take not having a back window that doesnt open
     
  12. Jeremy_C

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    That would be a negative, Its just now gettin warm enough to full with it. I'll play around with it in a day or two. When I DO have time to fiddle with it, I never remember too. lol
     
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    Get that thang fixed...hehe Hows it doing?
     
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    they do stick from sitting. my door windows didn/t come down easy the first 10 or 15 times. now they move fine. thats why i hate power windows.:mad: to much crap to go wrong.
     
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    Hmmm....I remember mine doing the same thing. I just unbolted the hinge plates and put the tail gate in the back yard along with the doors and top:D
     
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    The problem i have is the snap on end keeps falling off. I know you put it on and twist to get it on but it keeps falling off. Any suggestions?


    Patrick
     
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    I had a problem with my gate on my 85. It just turned out to be the latch for the gate. The power for the motor runs through the latch (I think on the drivers side). I bypassed the switch and problem solved. Good Luck.
     
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    That switch is already bypassed on that truck Jeremy..
     

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