97 SLT Problem, please help

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by Assman, Sep 10, 2004.

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    Assman Guest

    Hi, I have a 1997 Saturn SL2 1.9L dual cam. Anyways, I have been having
    problems with the power windows. They seem to always stick and often have
    trouble moving down and up. Sometimes they hardly move. Any ideas on how
    to fix it? or help make it better. Also, My back left door has messed up
    and won't open. From both the outside, and inside the door handles seem as
    if they are locked. Any tips? If anyone can help me out or give me advice
    I'd appreciate it. Thanks A lot,
    Assman, Sep 10, 2004
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    jdoe Guest

    NOt sure about the door but the windows I can. Seems that due to the plastic
    door panels that the whole assembly isn't very stuff so the torque of the
    window moving flexes things quite a bit. remove the panel and you'll see the
    regyulator is held by one (11mm as I recall) nut in a slot on the outside of
    the inner door panel. It needs to put back into place and tightened. You may
    need to reinforce the area with a large washer but this should get your
    windows "on track".
    jdoe, Sep 10, 2004
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    MR Guest

    The other poster is right on with the window fix. I have a 97 and the
    back doors on mine did just as you said, but in reverse, would not
    latch after opening. The linkage and gizzmos inside the latching and
    locking area get frozen over time due to lack of lubing. If you have
    something like WD 40, Liquid Wrench or similar, lift up the handle and
    shoot it(with the tube, not spray) in both sides under the handle into
    the inside of the door. You will have to use quite a bit to get to
    the area that is frozen and it will run out the bottom of the door, so
    put something down to catch it. Do that several times over a day or
    two and see if that will free it up. I now give the doors a shot
    every month or so to keep them from freezing up.
    Good luck,
    MR, Sep 10, 2004
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