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



Tom:
How about waiting until I get there?
I have seen Ed do it once and I think I may able t recall the steps.

Welmoed.


--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "Tom Tait" <TTait@...> wrote:
>
> Wow,  I was only half right.  I have to correct what I said below.
> 
> I replaced a bad widow drive in my drivers door with a good oem 
assembly - that took 20 minutes.
> 
> My wife and I have both tried for nearly an hour each to install 
the new upgraded unit from houston.  Its like trying to fit a suit of 
armor into a beer bottle.  I'm sure it fits somehow, but we can not 
get it into the door.
> 
> Any tips?
> 
> Tom
> 
> 
> 
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx on behalf of Tom Tait
> Sent: Tue 4/22/2008 9:22 AM
> To: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: RE: [DML] Window Motor update!
>  
> Ed:
> 
>  
> 
> Nice to know this is a possible approach, but for the record U 
wanted to
> mention that a few weeks ago I swapped out my drivers side window
> regulator, and it only took about 20 minutes once I had the door 
open.
> 
>  
> 
> The directions in the shop manual are fine and it wasn't 
particularly
> hard.  I hope your rebuilt motor gives you many years of reliable
> service.  If not, the swap is nothing to be scared of.
> 
>  
> 
> Tom
> 
>  
> 
> From: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On 
Behalf
> Of Ed B.
> Sent: Monday, April 21, 2008 2:23 PM
> To: DMC_News
> Subject: [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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> 
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