[DML] Re: Window Motor update!
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[DML] Re: Window Motor update!

That motor looks like what I just bought from 
deloreanupgradeparts.com.  I figured all the aftermarket window 
motors are this style.  Is that wrong?  It works great so far, though 
looking through the pictures mine mounted in a little different.  One 
hole forward on the door handle bracket I believe (if I followed the 
directions properly).    
Steven Clark

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "Sean" <sweitzel@...> wrote:
> That's exactly what I did to both of my motors on #3231 a few years
> ago. Glad it worked out for you.
> Speaking of look-alike motors, This past year I was restoring #6597
> for a family friend. When I took apart the passenger door I 
> a very strangely shaped regulator assembly. It definitely is not
> factory. Has anyone ever seen one like this? Pix at the link below:
> http://www.lffltd.dreamhosters/com/dmc
> --- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "Ed B." <mr.pants@> wrote:
> >
> > Thanks to those who responded with tips & help.  There are many 
> > look-a-like motors from Bosch, and I actually have a couple of 
> > Audi motor/regulators lying around which I was hoping I could use 
> > [electrical connectors are different, but easy enough to splice 
> > 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 
> was 
> > one broken solder joint.  I cleaned everything up with electrical 
> > contact cleaner and a small, stiff brush, re-soldered the broken 
> > (touched-up the others while I was at it), put a little graphite 
> > 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 
> > 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 
> > regulator assembly.
> > 
> > This is likely not a lasting solution, however, so I went ahead 
> > 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 
> > damn window motor -- certainly didn't want to burden a potential 
> > owner with fixing a window, so all is well now and later, if need 
> > 
> > Thanks again...
> > - ed
> > -- 
> > 1982 DMC-12 [11594]
> > 1986.5 928S
> > 1990 Coupe Quattro 20V
> > 1985 Audi Coupe GT-Turbo
> >


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