crappy electric windows on a 2000 Astro Van

Asked by Mar 17, 2009 at 01:38 AM about the 2000 Chevrolet Astro LS Passenger Van Extended

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Hey everyone. I have a friend that just went to jail, for a long time. I have power of attourny over his affairs and i am going to try to sell his 2000 Astro van and put the money away for him. I just picked it up yesterday. Don't know much about it. Gave it a thourogh cleaning today. It has 131,000 miles.

I noticed that if i rolled the electric windows down, they only wanted to go back up a couple inches at a time. You actually have to wait awhile and try it again a few minutes later before they will even try to move up another couple inches. Actually, they wont go down either when having this problem. I never got to ask him if there was a trick to these windows. I'm sure it's a common problem, but did these models have problems with the motors or wiring? I'm sure i can probably test the windows to figure out a little more about them. But i want to get this figured out before i try to sell it.

What can i do to fix this?

THX, Jerry.

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The motor is bad on the window. It is a normal problem. I have a '99 that I replaced the motor/regulator on. I have a '00 doing the same thing you described. If I remember correctly the motors are $60 from AutoZone (I don't remember for sure). Good luck, Bob

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Take off the door panels, clean out the contraband. Lube the rails and check for any damage to the rails or gears. As stated above, the motors may be bad. I just replaced my window motors on my 69 Vette after all these years. Wow do they move fast. Before one motor burned out, they moved at a snail's pace. Now with new gears and proper cleaning and lube, with new motors, they move very quickly.

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