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.
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.