Common Problems with a Cadillac Escalade Window Motor
Without your Cadillac Escalade window motor in good working condition, cranking open your window becomes a chore-if not outright impossible. So what happens if you need a spot of fresh air, if your kid wants take-outs from his favorite fast food chain, or you simply want to let some foul odor out of your ride? Well, you won't be able to easily open thw windows. That's why it's important that you are able to recognize the warning signs of a failing window motor. Here are some of the most common problems with its window motor:
Slow window response
If you notice that it takes such a long time to open your window than it would normally take, then there's a chance that your motor needs a little lubrication-it's sometimes the friction that causes the mechanism to slow down to a crawl. While this is the most common cause, it's also possible that the wiring might be messed up a little-this leaves your motor woefully underpowered. Check on the wiring and replace any that seems out of sorts. If nothing works, it's better to have a professional rummage through the inner workings of your motor rather than do it yourself.
If you hit the switch and no movement comes from your windows, try it again and observe whether the motor is making a sound or not. If it is, you're in luck-you might be able to untangle the mess. You might need to simply lubricate the moving parts to get things going again. If, on the other hand, no sound comes from the motor, there's a good chance that you might need to replace the whole thing. Check first if all the wiring is connected-sometimes, in rare cases, the connection to the battery is merely severed and just needs reconnection.
Lastly, make sure that no one plays with the controls, so the motor doesn't wear itself out too easily. This is especially important if you have young kids who like to fiddle with buttons and switches.