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Offline amchornet

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power window s
« on: June 22, 2015, 06:25:21 AM »
Ok folks I need a new power window motor and cable for the front drivers door. I have been fixing this thing for the last 6 months and now it has finally gave up the ghost. If any one has some parts they are welling to sell let me know otherwise I will end up at the pick and pull this weekend looking. I would rather give my money to someone on here personally if they have extras....As this car is my daily driver the better the quality the better for me. My e mail is amchornet@yahoo.com
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Re: power window s
« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2015, 10:02:49 AM »
hi the cable is available from Blasers, don't know if the  motor is as well. There are not many power window Eagles in junkyards, but a couple of years ago I had the same problem, and discovered that the mid 80s Mopars, the square looking New Yorkers, Diplomats, Fifth Avenues, etc, use the same power window motors. The only difference is they are wired opposite to Eagle, so down is up and vice versa. No big deal, just reverse wires and good to go. May be more of these out there than Eagles. good luck, gz

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Re: power window s
« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2015, 10:20:03 AM »
hi the cable is available from Blasers, don't know if the  motor is as well. There are not many power window Eagles in junkyards, but a couple of years ago I had the same problem, and discovered that the mid 80s Mopars, the square looking New Yorkers, Diplomats, Fifth Avenues, etc, use the same power window motors. The only difference is they are wired opposite to Eagle, so down is up and vice versa. No big deal, just reverse wires and good to go. May be more of these out there than Eagles. good luck, gz


Nice tip! Is the cable the same? I have a couple of extra motors its the cables that are hard to find. I remember someone on here said they had used some power seat cables from old Cadilacs or something like that?
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Re: power window s
« Reply #3 on: June 22, 2015, 12:53:29 PM »
hi its been a while, so I don't remember if cables were the same, probably not, though MAY be made to work in a pinch. Different mounting brackets IIRC.  thanks gz

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Re: power window s
« Reply #4 on: July 10, 2015, 12:55:50 PM »
Hello,

I just picked up and 88 eagle wagon with power windows. The gear and cable are messed up, so I thought that I would remove the front left door glass then remove the regulator. Then see if it can be repaired.

My problem is when I try to turn the torx bolt that keeps the glass it just spins.  Do you have any info on what size the nuts are on the back side  (outside ?) are? Any help or guidence
would be most appreciated.

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Re: power window s
« Reply #5 on: July 10, 2015, 01:25:27 PM »
I would like to find a usable replacement for the window (class) channel runs, any help would be appreciated.

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Re: power window s
« Reply #6 on: July 12, 2015, 07:56:57 PM »
The sides that it slides up/down in or the bottom of the glass? I'm thinking about the sides for mine but only if I sell the Comanche first.
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Re: power window s
« Reply #7 on: July 15, 2015, 11:20:24 PM »
Out of curiosity, does anyone happen to know what the length of the front power window cables, tip to tip are?

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Re: power window s
« Reply #8 on: July 16, 2015, 06:50:59 PM »
Inner cable is 14 3/4" end to end as close as I can measure. Sleeve is bout an inch shorter with the ends on it.
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Re: power window s
« Reply #9 on: July 18, 2015, 02:28:01 AM »
hi, for the tojwalk question, are you asking about the soft window channel material? that is available from both Blasers and APD, at somewhat hefty prices. If you are a cheap!? and inquisitive, and at least a little smart, you can get a crosspiece of your old stuff, measure it carefully in ALL three dimensions, then, ahem, measure it again, and then order generic window channel from anywhere on the web, like Rockauto,  or actual manufacturers. It's out there, just go get it. good luck, gz

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Re: power window s
« Reply #10 on: June 10, 2018, 06:19:54 PM »
hi the cable is available from Blasers, don't know if the  motor is as well. There are not many power window Eagles in junkyards, but a couple of years ago I had the same problem, and discovered that the mid 80s Mopars, the square looking New Yorkers, Diplomats, Fifth Avenues, etc, use the same power window motors. The only difference is they are wired opposite to Eagle, so down is up and vice versa. No big deal, just reverse wires and good to go. May be more of these out there than Eagles. good luck, gz

I hope you're right. I just bought one. No A/C in the Nebraska summer heat and a driver window that won't roll down gets kind of miserable lol
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Re: power window s
« Reply #11 on: June 11, 2018, 02:34:35 PM »
Good luck with yours, BigBird.  Could be the cable is just gummed up.  If not, somebody did a "how-to" on using a cable from a GM(?) power seat and modifying it to work on the Eagle windows.
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Re: power window s
« Reply #12 on: June 11, 2018, 07:30:19 PM »
Nice memory van g. I could only think of someone using a cordless drill to operate windows. Now that you mention that i remember that being said and done. I just wasn't gonna say that using a drill is possible to operate them. That goes to my sarcastic side. Like fixing a headlight by taping a flashlight to your fender to fix a headlight.

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I think route66rambler used the drill no proof, just memory. I cannot find the how to on the gm cable seat fix. Sorry, maybe you can search better than i. I am a little busy to devote to much time to a search for that.
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