GM Cavalier/Sunbird/Skyhawk/Firenza 1982-1994

Rear Window Regulator

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The following procedure includes both manual and power window regulator removal and installation. Besides the regulators, window motors and rollers including the washer and pin are serviced separately.

REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



  1. Remove the door trim panel and the water deflector.
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  3. Raise the glass to the full up position and tape the glass to the door frame using fabric tape.
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  5. Punch out the center pins of the regulator rivets using a 1 / 4 in. (6mm) drill bit. On electric regulators, drill out the rivets supporting the motor to the door inner panel.
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  7. Disconnect the wiring harness from the motor, if so equipped. Disengage the roller on the regulator lift arm from the glass sash channel.
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  9. Remove the regulator through the rear access hole.
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  11. Using a 3 / 16 in. (5mm) drill bit, drill out the motor attaching rivets and remove the motor from the regulator, if so equipped.
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To install:
  1. If so equipped, attach the motor to the regulator using a rivet tool and 3 / 16 in. (5mm) rivets or 3 / 16 in. (5mm) nuts and bolts.
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  3. Place the regulator through the rear access hole into the door inner panel. If an electric regulator is being installed, connect the wire connector to the motor prior to installing the regulator in the panel.
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  5. Locate the lift arm roller into the glass sash channel.
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  7. Using rivet tool J-29022 or equivalent, rivet the regulator to the inner panel of the door using 1 / 4 in. x 1 / 2 in. (6mm x 13mm) aluminum peel type rivets (part No. 9436175 or equivalent). If a rivet tool is not available, use the following nut and bolt method:
    1. Install U-clips on the regulator and motor (if so equipped), at the attaching locations. Be sure to install clips with clinch nuts on the outboard side of the regulator.
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    3. Place the regulator through the rear access hole into the door inner panel. If an electric regulator is being installed, connect the wire connector to the motor prior to installing the regulator in the panel.
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    5. Locate the lift arm roller into the glass sash channel.
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    7. Align the regulator with the clinch nuts to the holes in the inner panel.
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    9. Attach the regulator and motor to the door inner panel with 1 / 4 in. screws. Tighten the screws to 90-125 inch lbs. (10-14 Nm).
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  9. If an electrical window regulator is being installed use a rivet mentioned in step 10 to rivet the regulator motor to the door inner panel.
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  11. Replace all previously removed parts.
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