Oldsmobile

Oldsmobile questions? Ask a mechanic for answers ASAP

Ask an Expert,
Get an Answer ASAP!

Driver side window regulator was intermittent now is stopped…

Customer Question
Driver side window regulator...

Driver side window regulator was intermittent now is stopped working. don't think its the motor assembly do you think its the switch or a broken wire. I don't understand why it worked occasionally. I had the same problem with the passenger side then it just started working all the time for no apparent reason.

Mechanic's Assistant: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?

It stopped working a couple of days ago and hasn't come back this time. I noticed that the window was going down a little bit each day probably from closing the door and I can't get it to go up.

Submitted: 2 years ago.Category: Oldsmobile
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Oldsmobile Question
Answered in 18 minutes by:
2/26/2016
Oldsmobile Mechanic: Jay, ASE Certified Technician replied 2 years ago
Jay
Jay, ASE Certified Technician
Category: Oldsmobile
Satisfied Customers: 21,811
Experience: Nissan Certified, ASE Certified, 20+ years automotive experience
Verified

Hello my name is ***** ***** thank you for your question.

It is most commonly the window motor. The way you would verify it is to remove the door panel and check power and ground at the window motor while activating the switch Sometimes banging on the door will also jolt the internal motor contact to make to operate the glass also. The best way to really determine the direction required is to remove the door panel and check power and ground at the window motor when applied.

If you have any more questions on this, please feel free to ask.

If not, and you're satisfied with my help, please Rate me. That is how I get credit for my work. I hope I have provided you with Excellent Service.

Thanks Jay!

Ask Your Own Oldsmobile Question
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
I removed the door panel to access the motor assembly. Connected my volt meter to the contact points on the motor and operated the up/down switch. No voltage ever appeared at this point either positive or negative.
Oldsmobile Mechanic: Jay, ASE Certified Technician replied 2 years ago

Do you have voltage at the main window switch?

Ask Your Own Oldsmobile Question
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Not sure where to take the reading. I saw 4 heavy wires going into the drivers side door module. I think they were Orange, Brown Purple and Black. None of theses wires had voltage on them, all the other wires were too small to carry the current. I believe the Brown & Purple are connected to the motor.
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Also, all the other windows work correctly.
Oldsmobile Mechanic: Jay, ASE Certified Technician replied 2 years ago

oh... if all the windows work, and you have no power to this window motor when operating the switch, that is a bad window switch.

You would need to replace that master window switch to resolve your issue. I thought they all were not working.

Do you have any more questions on this?

Ask Your Own Oldsmobile Question
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
this is exactly what was happening to the passenger side window and all of a sudden it started working. Do you know why none of the heavy wires have voltage on them? How does the motor get its voltage from the car, all of the switch wires are very light duty.
Oldsmobile Mechanic: Jay, ASE Certified Technician replied 2 years ago

If all the other windows are working, there has to be voltage somewhere to that master switch. But that could explain the passenger window stopped and started working also.

You need a new Master Window switch.

Ask Your Own Oldsmobile Question
Was this answer helpful?

How JustAnswer works

step-image
Describe your issueThe assistant will guide you
step-image
Chat 1:1 with an oldsmobile mechanicLicensed Experts are available 24/7
step-image
100% satisfaction guaranteeGet all the answers you need
Ask Jay Your Own Question
Jay
Jay
Jay, ASE Certified Technician
Category: Oldsmobile
Satisfied Customers: 21,811
21,811 Satisfied Customers
Experience: Nissan Certified, ASE Certified, 20+ years automotive experience

Jay is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help.

Mary C.Freshfield, Liverpool, UK

This expert is wonderful. They truly know what they are talking about, and they actually care about you. They really helped put my nerves at ease. Thank you so much!!!!

AlexLos Angeles, CA

Thank you for all your help. It is nice to know that this service is here for people like myself, who need answers fast and are not sure who to consult.

GPHesperia, CA

I couldn't be more satisfied! This is the site I will always come to when I need a second opinion.

JustinKernersville, NC

Just let me say that this encounter has been entirely professional and most helpful. I liked that I could ask additional questions and get answered in a very short turn around.

EstherWoodstock, NY

Thank you so much for taking your time and knowledge to support my concerns. Not only did you answer my questions, you even took it a step further with replying with more pertinent information I needed to know.

RobinElkton, Maryland

He answered my question promptly and gave me accurate, detailed information. If all of your experts are half as good, you have a great thing going here.

DianeDallas, TX

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Dave Nova

Dave Nova

Oldsmobile Tech

597 satisfied customers

ASE Master Certification. GM World Class Certification

GM Tech Cam

GM Tech Cam

Oldsmobile Certified Technician

410 satisfied customers

14 years Automotive experience all with Gm.

Gary

Gary

ASE Certified Technician

185 satisfied customers

over 25 years as a GM master tech

Ron Z.

Ron Z.

- Olds Tech -

150 satisfied customers

18+yrs experience. State Inspector & Olds Diagnostics/Repair

George H.

George H.

ASE Certified Technician

147 satisfied customers

ASE Certified and dealer trained 15+ years

jazzmaster

jazzmaster

ASE Certified Technician

142 satisfied customers

I have 32 years experience as a automotive tech,plus ase certified

Tim Mohr

Tim Mohr

ASE MASTER

128 satisfied customers

30 YEARS EXPERIENCE, FORIEGN AND DOMESTIC, GAS AND DIESEL

< Previous | Next >

Related Oldsmobile Questions
I have a 1999 oldsmobile alero 2.4l it was hard to start 2
i have a 1999 oldsmobile alero 2.4l it was hard to start 2 or 3 month ago . so i was told to replace the battery . i did and it run better for a 2 weeks and then it was hard to start again .. just kep… read more
Dan
Dan
Automotive Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
25 satisfied customers
2001 aurora...fighting window and locks and mirror and trunk
2001 aurora...fighting window and locks and mirror and trunk release and fuel lid not working from drivers door. Had water that corroded s302.. Repaired but still had problems. Front passenger window … read more
Tool Hut
Tool Hut
Owner
519 satisfied customers
2001 Oldsmobile silhouette While replacing the window motor
2001 Oldsmobile silhouette While replacing the window motor because I thought it was the cause of the slow moving window.I am guessing that is not the issue so first I need to know what causes a slow … read more
Gary
Gary
ASE Certified Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
185 satisfied customers
The drivers window does not work. The rest of them do. It stopped
The drivers window does not work. The rest of them do. It stopped suddenly. The owners manual does not show where the fuse is located for this model. 1999 Eighty Eight … read more
AMEDEE
AMEDEE
AUTOMOTIVE TECHNICIAN
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
9,105 satisfied customers
I have a 2004 Alero (coupe.) I have had the power window motor
I have a 2004 Alero (coupe.) I have had the power window motor replaced twice on the driver's side and it is now not working again. The passenger side is also not working but I haven't even tried to h… read more
AMEDEE
AMEDEE
AUTOMOTIVE TECHNICIAN
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
9,105 satisfied customers
Why is the diver side front door of a 99 alero keeps
why is the diver side front door of a 99 alero keeps breaking the window regular track clips . … read more
rpmdiag
rpmdiag
High school
7,863 satisfied customers
My name is ***** ***** and I'm having some problems with the
Customer: My name is ***** ***** and I'm having some problems with the environmental controls on my 1995 Oldsmobile 88. … read more
Randall
Randall
Auto Technician / Consultant
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
69 satisfied customers
Locks keep locking and unlocking and power doors will not
Locks keep locking and unlocking and power doors will not open with button but will close and the alarm keeps going off like we are trying to open the power doors while driving… read more
Tool Hut
Tool Hut
Owner
519 satisfied customers
Oldsmobile Silhouette: I have a 2001 Silhouette (about 200,000
I have a 2001 Silhouette (about 200,000 miles). The power door windows and locks, sliding door switches (overhead and at door location) and the warning chime quits working intermittently at start-up o… read more
Chris (aka - Moose)
Chris (aka - Moose)
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
108 satisfied customers
Oldsmobile Aurora: power windows do not work, everything seems
power windows do not work, everything seems fine, power moon roof works, I cant find which relay and fuse it is under the rear seat?… read more
BOBBYSS
BOBBYSS
TECHNICIAN/ADVISOR
Associate Degree
8,343 satisfied customers
Oldsmobile BRAVADA: I HAVE AN INTERMITTENT ELECTRICAL PROBLEM.
I HAVE AN INTERMITTENT ELECTRICAL PROBLEM. IT USUALLY STARTS WITH: I USE TURN SIGNAL AND MAKE TURN, ALL LIGHTS WORK AND SIGNAL GOES OFF AFTER THE TURN. THEN THE TURN SIGNAL CONTROL LOCATED UNDER PASSE… read more
Pete
Pete
Independent Auto Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
138 satisfied customers
2001 Alero: slide..In addition, the signals only work..locks
I have a 2001 Alero where the windows no longer work and slide down. In addition, the signals only work intermittently and the remote control locks don't work. How can this be fixed? It windows and lo… read more
Dave Nova
Dave Nova
Oldsmobile Tech
Associate Degree
597 satisfied customers
The brakes seem to be locking up, makes an awful noise
the brakes seem to be locking up, makes an awful noise when trying to stop, someone thought it might be a calipar, what is a calipar and what does it do… read more
Pete
Pete
Independent Auto Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
138 satisfied customers
Engine shuts..parked..It only happens every few days, but I
My engine shuts off when I'm either parked or stopped. It only happens every few days, but I've taken it to the mechanic twice and the issue hasn't been fixed yet… read more
Nate
Nate
Automotive Technician
Automotive Trade School Degree
84 satisfied customers
2002 Olds Alero: front passenger side..wont stay..I parked it..garage
My wife has a 2002 Olds Alero. When she put her front passenger side window up last night it made a sound like some type of part inside the door was breaking and it wouldn't go up any further. I was a… read more
Pete
Pete
Independent Auto Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
138 satisfied customers
2002 oldsmobile aurora: power windows..the passenger side mirror
i have a 2002 oldsmobile aurora with electrical issues. the power windows and power door locks on the passenger side and both rear do not work. also the passenger side mirror does not work. can you he… read more
Michael Moore
Michael Moore
Team leader, bumper to bumper tech.
Associate Degree
1,323 satisfied customers
95 Oldsmobile 88 Royale: my old car and dont know what to ask for it
Hi, I have a 95 Oldsmobile 88 Royale. I'm trying to sell my old car and don't know what to ask for it. Can you help me figure out the selling price? And what might it cost to fix it so that it would p… read more
Dave Nova
Dave Nova
Oldsmobile Tech
Associate Degree
597 satisfied customers
2001 oldsmobile aurora: door panel and regulator assembly..Diagrams
l have a 2001 oldsmobile aurora and have to repair/replace the drivers side window regulator/motor and wish to know how to proceed with the removel of the door panel and regulator assembly...are any s… read more
Pete
Pete
Independent Auto Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
138 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x