HELP!!! How to remove the window motor???!!?!?!

04-16-2004, 02:56 PM
So far I have removed the door panel and the plastic underneath. I removed the three screws to the motor and now what? I have tried to fool around with the cables and remove them at no success. My window just the other day wouldn't roll up. When I try to put the window up it makes a vibration and a loud growling noise like something is spinning but stripped. Any ideas or help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks...Nate.... :banghead:

08-30-2004, 08:44 PM
hey man

i have the same problem on my G, that noise means your power window cable is all tangled up. you mine as well get a new regulator setup, the motor should still be fine.

if you havent taken the door panel off yet to examine the situation, you quickly find that its almost impossible to work on it yourself...i took it to Dorschel Infiniti and they gave me an estimate of $390!!! so i said screw it and duct taped my window shut everytime it rains. haha.

01-13-2005, 09:30 PM
hey, if you are having trouble replacing the window motor; understand that you must remove the entire window regulator assy. in order to even
get to the motor. Its pretty simple though, just 4 more brass 10mm bolts, disconnect the motor wiring harness and pull the assy. through the hole on the side. You can then replace the incident item. Remember also that the motor itself can be the problem. At my shop (infiniti of raleigh) I see it all the time, the rubber gear within the motor will strip and break free allowing the motor to just turn. If you can move the regulator up and down freely by hand, then the problem is probably your motor. Hope this helps

Infiniti tech
Stephen Blackwell

01-28-2005, 04:52 AM
hiya, i couldn't help but notice all these power window problems being posted and had to offer some advice.

All those strange noises and stuck windows will tend to be the result of a well used motor on the drivers side window with worn or dirty commutators/brushes. (if you've been having to "help" your window up & down then the following should be good for you.

Solution... (after you've figured out how to get the motor
& Up/down window thingie out..see infiniti techs description)
then: take off the motor casing and clean commutators/brushes
(a bit of fine sand paper & CRC does the trick)
this will keep the motor going for a while longer.

If you want to go one step further.. then take out the backseat window motor (they're identical) and use it in the front. (replacing your serviced motor in the back)
The backseat windows tend not to get used as much and will keep you in motoring heaven without paying a cent for a few extra years.
You're effectively driving around with 2 spare motors !!

Mine crapped out 4yrs ago and the backseat motor is still going fine today.

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