MonteCarlo 2000

Window Systems

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Power Windows



Removal & Installation
Motor & Regulator

NOTE
Some window regulators are retained at least in part, by heavy-duty pull rivets. To remove these rivets, the center mandrel must be pushed through with a small punch, and the rivet(s) drilled out with a 3 / 16 inch drill bit. The factory recommended repair requires the use of the same quality of heavy-duty pull rivet.

Front Door

Specific to:

Chevrolet Lumina 1997-2000

Chevrolet Monte Carlo 1997-2000



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Fig. Typical W-Body power window regulator and bolt tightening sequence



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Fig. Chevrolet models use a cross-arm type window regulator

Coupe and sedan front doors use a cross arm regulator.

  1. Remove the door trim panel, as outlined in this section.
  2.  
  3. Remove the plastic sheet water deflector and the energy absorber (foam pad).
  4.  
  5. Remove the door window. Please see Door Window Glass, Removal and Installation in this section.
  6.  
  7. Detach the electrical connector, if equipped.
  8.  
  9. Remove the window regulator bolts and the regulator cam nut.
  10.  
  11. Drill out and remove the pull rivets.
  12.  
  13. Remove the window regulator cam bolt.
  14.  
  15. Remove the window regulator from the vehicle.
  16.  


CAUTION
Do not attempt to service the window regulator motor separately. It is part of the window regulator. The regulator lift arm is under tension from the counterbalance spring and can cause personal injury if the motor is removed from the regulator. The door window regulator cannot be serviced separately. If defective, replace the regulator and motor as an assembly.

To install:

  1. Position the regulator by inserting the bottom through the access opening in the door, then rotate the top of the regulator through the opening while lowering the regulator to clear the top of the access opening. Align the holes in the regulator with holes in the door inner panel.
  2.  
  3. Install the door window regulator bolts and tighten to 89 inch lbs. (10 Nm).
  4.  
  5. Install new pull rivets. Install the upper left rivet first, followed by the lower right rivet.
  6.  
  7. Install the door window regulator cam bolt and cam nut and tighten both to 89 inch lbs. (10 Nm).
  8.  
  9. Attach the electrical connector, if equipped with power windows.
  10.  
  11. Install the door window. Please see Door Window Glass, Removal and Installation in this section.
  12.  
  13. Install the energy absorber (foam pad) and reposition the plastic sheet water deflector.
  14.  
  15. Install the door trim panel, as outlined in this section.
  16.  

Rear Door

Specific to:

Chevrolet Lumina 1997-2000

Chevrolet Monte Carlo 1997-2000

The following procedures are required for removal and replacement of both power and manual window regulators.

  1. Remove rear door window. Please see Door Window Glass, Removal and Installation in this section.
  2.  
  3. Remove the door window regulator bolts.
  4.  
  5. Remove the pull rivets from the rear side door window regulator.
  6.  
  7. Detach the electrical connector, if equipped.
  8.  
  9. Remove the window regulator from the vehicle.
  10.  


CAUTION
Do not attempt to service the window regulator motor separately. It is part of the window regulator. The regulator lift arm is under tension from the counterbalance spring and can cause personal injury if the motor is removed from the regulator. The door window regulator cannot be serviced separately. If defective, replace the regulator and motor as an assembly.

To install:

  1. Position the regulator to the door. Align the holes in the regulator with holes in the door inner panel.
  2.  
  3. Install the door window regulator bolts and tighten to 89 inch lbs. (10 Nm).
  4.  
  5. Install new pull rivets.
  6.  
  7. Attach the electrical connector, if equipped with power windows.
  8.  
  9. Install the door window and trim panel, as outlined in this section.
  10.  

Removal & Installation



Glass

NOTE
GM specifies that before installing a door trim panel to the door, the old trim panel retainers MUST be discarded and replaced with NEW retainers. If new retainers are not used, the trim panel will not be properly secured to the door.

Front Door

Specific to:

Chevrolet Lumina 1997-2000

Chevrolet Monte Carlo 1997-2000

  1. If equipped with a Theftlock® radio, disable this anti-theft feature. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2.  
  3. Remove the door trim panel and water deflector as outlined in this section.
  4.  
  5. Remove the inner belt sealing strip using the following procedure:
    1. Lower the window to the bottom of the door.
    2.  
    3. With the door trim panel removed, it may be necessary to remove the outside rear view mirror using the procedures found in this section.
    4.  
    5. Remove the energy absorber (foam pad), if equipped.
    6.  
    7. Remove the sealing strip by lifting off the weld flange.
    8.  

  6.  
  7. Remove the outer belt sealing strip by removing the retaining screws from each end.
  8.  
  9. Remove the window run channel. This is the channel (weather-strip) that runs around the door frame. Remove the retainer bolts at the ends of the weather-strip, rotate the legs outboard and pull out from the window frame.
  10.  
  11. Drill out the pull rivets.
  12.  
  13. Remove the window from the regulator sash.
  14.  
  15. Remove the window from the vehicle.
  16.  
  17. Remove the sash insulators, if necessary.
  18.  



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Fig. Front door glass and related parts-Chevrolet shown

To install:

  1. Install the sash insulators to the bottom edge of the window and snap to secure.
  2.  
  3. Position the window between the inner and outer panels. Point the lower front corner of the window down and pass through the belt opening, aligning the edges with the door window channel. Turn the window to the horizontal position and align the holes in the window with holes in the regulator sash.
  4.  
  5. Install replacement pull rivets.
  6.  
  7. Install the window run channel, the outer, then the inner belt sealing strips.
  8.  
  9. Reposition the plastic sheet water deflector.
  10.  
  11. Reposition the foam energy absorber pad, if equipped.
  12.  
  13. Install the door trim panel.
  14.  

Rear Door

Specific to:

Chevrolet Lumina 1997-2000

Chevrolet Monte Carlo 1997-2000

  1. Remove the rear door trim panel using the following procedure.
    1. Remove the armrest pull cup retaining screw and lift out the pull cup.
    2.  
    3. Remove the inside door handle bezel screw and remove the bezel along with the power window switch, if equipped.
    4.  
    5. Detach the electrical connector, if equipped with power windows.
    6.  
    7. If equipped with window crank handles, remove the rear side door window regulator handle by unsnapping from the spindle.
    8.  
    9. Remove the trim panel screws.
    10.  
    11. Remove the trim panel by carefully prying the top of the trim panel to release the tabs and hooks from the door inner panel. Push up and pull the trim panel towards you to remove the trim panel.
    12.  

  2.  
  3. Remove the energy absorber (foam pad).
  4.  
  5. Remove the plastic sheet water deflector.
  6.  
  7. Remove the outer sealing strip by lifting it off the pinch-weld flange using a trim remover tool.
  8.  
  9. Drill out the pull rivets holding the metal brackets on the glass to the regulator assembly.
  10.  
  11. Disengage the metal brackets on the glass from the regulator assembly and remove the window from the vehicle.
  12.  



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Fig. Rear door glass and related components-Chevrolet shown

To install:

  1. Renew the insulators in the brackets, if necessary.
  2.  
  3. Position the window between the inner and outer panels. Point the lower front corner of the window down and pass it through the belt opening, aligning the edges with the door window channel. Turn the window to the horizontal position and align the holes in the window brackets with the holes in the brackets on the window regulator.
  4.  
  5. Install new pull rivets.
  6.  
  7. Install the outer belt sealing strip by pressing in place.
  8.  
  9. Install the inner belt sealing strip. Engage each end of the sealing strip by pressing firmly onto the front and rear ends of the pinch-weld flange. Seat the entire length of the sealing strip, tapping along the strip with a rubber mallet.
  10.  
  11. Reposition the plastic sheet water deflector and the foam energy absorber pad.
  12.  
  13. Install the door trim panel using the following procedure:
    1. Position the trim panel tabs and hooks to the slots in the door inner panel. Press down on the trim panel. Apply enough pressure to fully engage the three top tabs to the door inner panel.
    2.  
    3. Install the trim panel screws.
    4.  
    5. Install the window regulator handle, if equipped,.
    6.  
    7. Install the handle bezel, attaching the power window switch electrical connector, if equipped.
    8.  
    9. Install the armrest pull cup.
    10.  

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