[DML] Window Motor update!
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[DML] Window Motor update!

Thanks to those who responded with tips & help.  There are many 
look-a-like motors from Bosch, and I actually have a couple of older 
Audi motor/regulators lying around which I was hoping I could use 
[electrical connectors are different, but easy enough to splice into], 
but the mounting tabs are different heights than the one used with the 
DeLorean.  Also, I am unsure if the worm-gears are all the same 
pitch/thread, etc.  Anyway...  here's the update on the window motor, if 
anyone's interested:

I removed the actual motor from the gear/cable unit (two screws securing 
the motor here) and I noticed that inside was pretty rusty and there was 
one broken solder joint.  I cleaned everything up with electrical 
contact cleaner and a small, stiff brush, re-soldered the broken joint 
(touched-up the others while I was at it), put a little graphite lube 
everywhere, sparingly, and rotated the worm gear by hand until all felt 
nice and smooth.  Connected 12VDC and presto - working good as new.  I 
re-installed the motor, connected power and tested OK, but the assembly 
still was sticky.  I lubed the rails and cable assembly, and now I have 
a working window once again.  A LOT easier and than doing the entire 
regulator assembly.

This is likely not a lasting solution, however, so I went ahead and 
bought a replacement "new-style" regulator, just in case.  I'm hoping to 
sell the DMC this year, and the only thing wrong with the car was that 
damn window motor -- certainly didn't want to burden a potential new 
owner with fixing a window, so all is well now and later, if need be.

Thanks again...
- ed
1982 DMC-12 [11594]
1986.5 928S
1990 Coupe Quattro 20V
1985 Audi Coupe GT-Turbo


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