Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
TammyNTerlingua, markusarealuis, nh4444, grandy_3, aggiejon
60831 Registered Users
Top Posters
dogcatcher 78622
stxranchman 52092
RWH24 44568
rifleman 43880
BOBO the Clown 41230
BMD 40575
Big Orn 37484
txshntr 33983
bill oxner 33635
sig226fan (Rguns.com) 30806
facebook
Forum Stats
60831 Members
45 Forums
412781 Topics
5749959 Posts

Max Online: 16728 @ 03/25/12 08:51 AM
Topic Options
#6194163 - 02/22/16 08:35 AM Window Actuator Help
twindad Online   content


Registered: 05/30/09
Posts: 348
Loc: Hill Country, TX
Have a 98 Z71 that I recently acquired. Power window won't go up or down. I can hear the motor running but the scissors aren't moving. Is this an actuator motor issue? Thinking I need to just replace the whole actuator assembly and motor. Also, the guy I got the truck from said he's replaced them twice and the plastic parts on them keep breaking. Is there a better brand to get if I do buy a new one? Thanks.

Top
#6194185 - 02/22/16 08:43 AM Re: Window Actuator Help [Re: twindad]
redchevy Online   content
THF Celebrity

Registered: 10/25/04
Posts: 23807
Loc: Texas
You should be able to hook up 12 volt power directly to the motor to test to see if its a switch or actuator or the motor.

I had to replace a few on my last car, get on youtube and chances are you can find a video that shows in detail how to replace the one on your truck.
_________________________
It's hell eatin em live

Top
#6195281 - 02/22/16 10:24 PM Re: Window Actuator Help [Re: twindad]
TEXASLEFTY Online   content
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 10/26/07
Posts: 6743
Loc: The Island Cres
Probably needs a regulator, I would remove and inspect it first. I'm not even going to try and suggest where to buy the part from....
_________________________
leftytex, NOT!

Top
#6197406 - 02/24/16 01:26 PM Re: Window Actuator Help [Re: twindad]
crawdaddy Offline
Pro Tracker

Registered: 03/17/10
Posts: 1261
Loc: DFW
The actuators are known problem issues. Replaced 3/4 on my last truck and a few for others. Found replacements on gmpartsdirect.com and it was a quick job once I figured out all the clips holding the door panel on. The little plastic pry bar kit from harbor freight is your friend on that one.

I'd pull the door panel off and see what's happening. The failures I've seen acted more like electrical problems than mechanical ones - no whining noise and no response when you hit the switch.
_________________________
NRA Life Member
If you're not a member, you should be.

Top
#6197409 - 02/24/16 01:28 PM Re: Window Actuator Help [Re: twindad]
crawdaddy Offline
Pro Tracker

Registered: 03/17/10
Posts: 1261
Loc: DFW
Oh, and when you order a replacement, pay close attention - the parts are different on each side of the vehicle.


Edited by crawdaddy (02/24/16 01:28 PM)
_________________________
NRA Life Member
If you're not a member, you should be.

Top



© 2004-2016 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide