1965 fury power windows

Early C Bodies - The Slab Side Years

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    Been going through all the electrical on the car and now I’m on the windows. Any tips or tricks taking them apart or cleaning the motors or regulators so I don’t end up replacing a motor that was only seized from grime
     
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    Just good penetrating oil on the regulators and mechanism. The contacts on the master switch and door switches can get dirty and such. The "buttons" should all have the same feel and readily return to the center of their travel when released, but some might have lost their "spring", so to speak, and might need "help" or replacement.

    You might also check the resistance and voltage at each of the connectors at each of the motors, for good measure. The rh rr power window on my '70 Monaco always worked slower and weaker than the other ones. Never did figure that one out! Probably the least-used one and it worked like it was worn out. Even needing some manual help in pulling the glass up WITH the button pushed!

    I recall the local service manager talking about what a pain it was to work on power windows. That the spring on the regulator was quite strong, too, which was a caution of its own. If there's not a guide hole you can put a small bolt through to keep things together, it might be good to drill one. Just be careful!

    Perhaps some penetrating lube will get things freed-up well enough so that anything more involved is not necessary!

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    Be VERY careful taking the motor off of the regulator, unless you like getting stitches. The spring on the regulator is strong enough to hurt you.
     
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    Power Windows motors are quite simple, and taking them apart is not a big deal. Once it's done, you can just use plain brake cleaner, but put special care into cleaning the copper threads that make contact with the brushes. Sometimes they need a little bit of grease at the end of the axle.
     
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    Ok so work got busy and just now got time back to the car. I sprayed penetrating oil on all the tracks and boom the passenger and rear driver windows work awesome now. But my driver window will not move. I have good voltage at the plug going into the regulator but when I hit the switch all I hear is a click and nothing even tries to move. Time for a new regulator? Or do I need to just pull it apart and clean it. When I hit the switch I feel the regulator getting warm
     
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    Just got done with that. Replaced all the motors. Only issue left is I broke the upper front taller on the driver side quarter window and the plug in for the switch on the passenger side fell apart so I’m looking for a replacement. I cleaned the rails and used high temp wheel bearing grease.

    You wouldn’t have a spare single switch with wiring laying around?
     
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    Where did you get the new motors from? And was it a major pain? But sadly no I don’t have any spare parts just all original lol
     
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    Got them from Rockauto
     
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    Hey dart4forte do you know what your part number was? Can’t seem to find them.
     
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    I have a couple of spares. I’ll see if Theresa part number
     
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    Awesome thanks
     
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    Dorman 742-300 and Dorman 742-301

    You can also get them through Summit
     
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    Funny you should say, waiting on the walk in clinic to open now
     
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    Great advice about the spring and securing it before the motor is removed. Wish I would have read this yesterday. Any advice on how to retract the spring to get the motor back bolted in place?
     
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    Ouch! I hope it didn't get you too good. I didn't know that either the first time I popped a motor off of a regulator. I just got lucky and used a screwdriver to pry it off, and didn't have my fingers or hand in there.
    You should be able to over-power the spring by hand if you have the regulator in a vise, and then keep it from moving with a pair of vice-grips. I don't remember if I have ever done it with the regulator still in the car, but I probably have. Just be careful(as you found out). Lots of sharp edges too. Good luck.
     
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    With one hand or two?
    Sorry about that. Welcome and how bad was it?