1985 5th Ave power window issue

Discussion in 'Other Models' started by casinojunkie8140, Jun 20, 2015.

  1. casinojunkie8140


    Jun 20, 2015
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    I have a 1985 5th Avenue that has a power window issue.
    This vehicle only has 109,000 miles on it.
    The small steel gear on the motor has the teeth (which engages the regulator) strip off in a very short time.
    I have replaced that gear 3 times now and it still is happening.
    Without the gear connected to the regulator the window moves up and down by hand without binding. I have removed the regulator but can not find anything wrong.
    I drilled the pop rivets which hold the motor to the door panel and re-installed using new bolts to secure it.
    What could I do to fix this ongoing problem?
    If it might be the regulator, where can a replacement be purchased.
    Thank you for your assistance.
    casinojunkie8140, Jun 20, 2015
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