Astro-Safari Power window hangs up


Asked by Edward_P Sep 09, 2012 at 06:38 PM about the 2000 Chevrolet Astro 3 Dr LT Passenger Van Extended

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My drivers side window will drop down a few inches and hang up, the motor runs freewheeling, I then
push down on the window and it will go down another 8 to 10 inches and hang up again. When I try to
raise it I have to help it up by pulling it up by hand while pressing the switch and it will go up, I can feel
the "hitch" in it when it comes to the point where it hangs up on the way down. Is this a motor gear with a
bad tooth or in the regulator. Seems like a tooth is missing on a gear. Do I need a regulator or the motor?

2 Answers

John Saffrahn

Most likely the steel cables that guide the window down are frayed and sticking until you force it. Take off the door panel and find out what's goin on. I bet the window regulator will have to be replaced. Not too pricey and pretty simple.

John Saffrahn

Btw its usually sold as one piece 4-7 rivets drilled out and rivet the new one in

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • My 2000 Astro Van sways going down the road. 1 answer

    I've had a lot of parts replaced including the steering box. I constantly have to compensate back and forth to keep it on the road. Can you help me?

    2000 Chevrolet Astro


    Maintenance & Repair

  • My van will turn over but it seems like something stopping it what is wrong it wint start up? 2 answers

    It worked fine but when i pulled in my driveway i hear a squeaky sound like something rubing then alittle bit of smoke. I turned it of the turn it back on and it try to turnn over but it seemef l...

    1988 Chevrolet Astro


    Maintenance & Repair

  • door window adjustment

    I'm trying to replace the weather seals on my kids 79 el camino, got the new one glued in place and the window is hanging out a bit on the rear upper area. Can I adjust the window track to pull it i...

    1979 Chevrolet El Camino


    Maintenance & Repair

  • rear window of 2000 chevy malibu is stuck halfway. Any suggestions??? 1 answer

    I have a chevy mailbu 2000/ the rear window is stuck half way down. Any ideas how to repair cheaply? This window does nt need to function...just need to fix it so it can be "rolled" back up. Or, any...

    2000 Chevrolet Malibu Base


    Maintenance & Repair

  • flap hanging down under truck 1 answer

    Help, there is some kind of flap that has come off and my husband can't figure how it attaches. It is about at the driver seat under the car. Have a attached picture.

    2008 Chevrolet Suburban LTZ 1500


    Maintenance & Repair

Search Chevrolet Astro Questions

Chevrolet Astro Experts

#1 John Saffrahn
John Saffrahn
Reputation 250
#2 celica_gt_pimp
Reputation 240
#2 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 240
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Chevrolet Astro Cargo Van"
155 listings starting at $2,995
Used GMC Safari"
3 Great Deals out of 136 listings starting at $2,594
Used Chevrolet Express"
59 Great Deals out of 4,022 listings starting at $2,850
Used Chevrolet Tahoe"
563 Great Deals out of 30,233 listings starting at $1,900
Used Chevrolet Express Cargo"
112 Great Deals out of 6,219 listings starting at $1,995
Used Chevrolet Silverado 1500"
2,066 Great Deals out of 137,115 listings starting at $999
Used Chevrolet Suburban"
336 Great Deals out of 18,988 listings starting at $2,000
Used Toyota Sienna"
285 Great Deals out of 21,226 listings starting at $1,999
Used Chevrolet Blazer"
10 Great Deals out of 1,575 listings starting at $1,999
Used Ford Explorer"
911 Great Deals out of 41,979 listings starting at $950
Used Ford F-150"
2,726 Great Deals out of 162,968 listings starting at $1,500
Used Honda Odyssey"
372 Great Deals out of 24,114 listings starting at $1,600
Used Dodge Grand Caravan"
305 Great Deals out of 30,387 listings starting at $1,975