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post #1 of 71 (permalink) Old 01-15-2013, 11:02 AM Thread Starter
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Slow power windows

Any one else notice that at times their power windows are really slow going up and down?
This morning mine almost didn't go back up and kept stopping? It is quite cold today but it was working o.k yesterday.

Slowest power windows I have ever had in a GM product. My 2011 Sierra works fine.
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post #2 of 71 (permalink) Old 01-15-2013, 01:21 PM
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Re: Slow power windows

was the engine running?
or just running of batt?

could be weak batt- coupled with cold...

just a thought

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post #3 of 71 (permalink) Old 01-15-2013, 01:44 PM Thread Starter
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Re: Slow power windows

While driving, battery voltage was fine.

I just went to the dealer and they ordered a new motor said they just replaced one in a Terrain yesterday.
Not a common occurance but it does happen is what I was told.
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post #4 of 71 (permalink) Old 01-15-2013, 01:58 PM
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Re: Slow power windows

ok.
thanks for the update.

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Re: Slow power windows

Yeah, mine are really slow, too. Slowest I've ever seen (by a longshot)! Probably takes about 6-7 seconds to go all the way up! I just thought that was by design. You know - the pull-up buttons to avoid taking any kids' heads off, and then the SUPER SLOW motors as double-protection.

Not replacing any motors on my vehicle until they fail. Can't stand the thought of the door panel possibly being damaged. Those things are such a pain to remove with all those little clips that can crack, I only do it if it's absolutley necessary!

But I also make clear plastic window cut-outs for my cars which, together with duct tape, make a quick temporary window wherever I am if a power window fails on me.

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post #6 of 71 (permalink) Old 01-15-2013, 03:41 PM Thread Starter
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Re: Slow power windows

Newer cars generally have different clips now that pop on and off and don't get ruined like the old ones.
I'll report how it is once the new one gets installed.
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Re: Slow power windows

Hmmm, I also find my power windows to be rather slow; at least now I know it's a common thing. As long as they don't fail, I'm not too concerned


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Keep us posted rb racing. Let me know if you need anything.

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post #9 of 71 (permalink) Old 01-15-2013, 04:49 PM
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Re: Slow power windows

I think this is a very common problem with GM power window motors in general. I have owned many GM vehicles and have had to replace (out of warranty) the window motors on a 1994 Grand Am, 2000 Suburban and a 2002 Grand Prix. They are especially worse during cold weather.

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Re: Slow power windows

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Newer cars generally have different clips now that pop on and off and don't get ruined like the old ones.
I'll report how it is once the new one gets installed.
Already did a how to video on removing it a while back. Hope it helps

http://www.equinoxforum.net/index.ph...56302#msg56302

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