Sunday, October 10, 2010

My Review of Window Lift Motor

Originally submitted at Advance Auto Parts

Product Features:

  • 100% computer-tested at 3 points during the manufacturing process
  • Engineered for reliable performance
  • Assembled with precisely the correct amount of lubricant
  • Designed for quiet operation and a l...

Learn from my FAIL

By Terry_Jim from Council Bluffs,IA on 10/10/2010


3out of 5

Pros: Fits and functions

Cons: Reuse old bolts clips, Difficult to attach reg

Car & Truck: Auto Enthusiast, Casual Driver

A fine , fitting, functional motor, BUT: If you haven't done this job before, buy the entire regulator and motor for easy installation. Otherwise,first tape window closed, remove old motor-without removing regulator- install new motor on door, use 2 hands to release spring tension from regulator, and 2 hands to remove the plastic spool and whatchamacallit from the old unit and put on new.
I was 2 hands short, and the spool came unwound, resulting in an epic struggle that caused me to buy the entire unit- which comes with new bolts and door panel clips, neither of which come with this motor.


My Review of Window Regulator

Originally submitted at Advance Auto Parts

Dorman Window Regulators are direct replacements that have been redesigned to improve known failure points.

Don't just buy motor, BUY THIS

By Terry_Jim from Council Bluffs, IA on 10/10/2010


5out of 5

Pros: Includes EVERYTHING, Easy To Use

Cons: Fragile Door panel clips

Car & Truck: Casual Driver

I bought just a motor, but the regulator came apart when I was installing it. after an epic 3 hour battle, I purchased this. Unlike the plain motor, this kit has everything you need- new bolts for the motor and regulator, new door panel clips, heck, even the bag it comes in can be used to replace torn up plastic lining the door. If you havent done this before, you wont save money by buying the barebones replacement motor. If it's time to replace the motor, replace the regulator too and save yourself some time and struggle.