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Chevrolet Cavalier Window Regulator

Chevrolet Cavalier Window Regulator Troubleshooting

Your power windows are very convenient to operate, but if you have a busted Chevrolet Cavalier window regulator on your hands, then window usage is bound to be compromised. The regulator is attached to your window glass, and it is the mechanism that raises and lowers it upon your flick of the switch. If your regulator malfunctions, you'll encounter difficulty in operating your window. Here are some troubleshooting tips to help you diagnose your regulator problems and solve them as soon as possible:

Misaligned or tight window tracks

If your window glass tracks are misaligned or too tight, then they could over stress the window regulator motor, which would cause it to burn up. That means that the motor would not be able to actuate your regulator; hence, no window functionality. Have a shop check the glass tracks to make sure that they aren't too tight and that they aren't misaligned.

Busted glass gasket

You'll want your glass gaskets to be in place and firmly installed against the window glass. If these components become worn out or are wrongly positioned, then water could seep into the door and soak the window mechanism. This could be problematic for several reasons. First of all, this water could burn up the window regulator motor, causing serious window malfunction. Secondly, this water could cause your window regulator to rust. The corrosion could eventually cause holes in your regulator, rendering it ineffective. To ensure this doesn't happen, frequently check your window glass gasket and observe the condition of your regulator.

Noisy windows

Does your window glass make a loud clunking sound when it hits the bottom of the door? If this is the case, then you've got a faulty window regulator. And if the window grinds and rattles upon operation, then you can be sure your regulator needs checking.

Window won't go up

If your window doesn't respond to the switch, then you might have a wiring, fuse, switch, motor, or regulator problem. It'll take some window troubleshooting to find the root of the problem, but if the window itself is sitting at the bottom of the door, then it's likely that your regulator is the culprit. Have this component checked for damage, and have it replaced if necessary.

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  • Chevrolet Cavalier Window Regulator 27 February 2013

    The rain is pouring; better roll up those windows! Wait, there's just this one problem: your windows won't work. This can be an inconvenient situation, and it was caused by your faulty Chevrolet Cavalier window regulator. Your regulator is the mechanism that holds the window glass and moves it up and down when actuated by the window motor. Should this component become damaged, you're bound to encounter some window problems. To prevent this setback, be sure to properly maintain your regulator using these helpful tips:


    Check glass gasket.

    Your glass gasket keeps water from seeping into your door and on to your window mechanism, so make sure this component is in place and firmly installed. If it ends up in the wrong position or becomes damaged due to wear and tear, then water can enter your door, damaging your window motor and causing your regulator to rust. This could seriously hamper the functionality of your regulator and risk the performance of your window. Inspect your glass gasket for signs of wear or damage; have it replaced if deemed necessary.


    Protect your door.

    By making sure you avoid impacts from bicycles, other cars, or even shopping carts to the side of your ride, you'll be able to prolong window regulator longevity. You see, when the door is struck hard enough, then the window mechanism inside-regulator included-can become damaged. So by avoiding accidents and protecting your door, you almost inadvertently protect your window regulator as well.


    Lubricate the window regulator.

    By lubricating your regulator, you'll be able to ensure that it functions smoothly and effectively. This also prevents the hastened wear and tear of your regulator parts. Before lubricating this component, you'll want to clean it first. So after removing the door panel to gain access to the window mechanism, clean the regulator with carburetor cleaner and a small brush. Remove grease and oil, then wipe it dry. Take a spray can of white grease, attach the long directional nozzle on to it, then spray on the regulator pivot points, front and backside.


    Replace the bushings.

    Another simple tip for proper regulator maintenance is to have the regulator bushings replaced regularly. This will ensure problem-free and more reliable component performance for a much longer time.