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#2041 of 2171 Need help with information on power windows, for 2000 Chevrolet Cavalier
Aug 29, 2006 (8:34 am)
I have had this problem with my power window for along time now. The window goes down fine with no problems, but when you go to put the window up the window moves up maybe 1/4 of an inch then stops. You must then wait about 3 mins to try again and usually it will go up another 1/4 of an inch. If you dont wait the 3-5 mins the window will do nothing when you press the button. So I decided to take the door apart. I unplugged the power cord to the window motor, and then removed the white piece that it was attached to. When I removed this the motor brushes' fell out and so did the springs. I managed to find them lol. I noticed that there was lots of gresee all over the brushes and the motor armature. I cleaned the gresee and inspected the brushes but they dont seemed to be very worn. Now The biggest problem I have now I finding a way to get the brushes to stay on the springs and get them pushes back enough to get them back in place (seems impossible). But before I try that I want to make sure that this is may be the cause of the failing power window. Any information would be appreicaited ! thanx! wayner.
Aug 31, 2006 (1:47 pm)
I have a 95 Chevy Cavalier and it is damned reliable. I just bought it several months ago. The only detracting feature is that the rubber trim surrounding the exterior rear windows has hundreds of cm. sized dots of either mold or mildew. I've tried armorall various times, alcohol, peroxide, Mothers brand crap for restoring bumpers and rubber. Nothing seems to work. I even tried weed killer on it. Is there anything I can do. (Will bleach damage the rubber) Thanks.
#2044 of 2171 Re: Mildew [ramanexodus]
Sep 01, 2006 (8:48 am)
I have had good results with mildew remover [smells like there is some bleach in it], purchased in either the boat supply section or RV section of local walmart. Sorry don't remember exact name of the stuff, but if you don't see it ask one of the folks there. You spray the stuff on, wait a minute or 2, then scrub with a scrub brush [mine has plastic bristles]. After it dries, follow up with whatever type of protectant you prefer...good luck.
#2045 of 2171 2000 Cavalier Broke down
Sep 04, 2006 (10:19 am)
I have a 2000 cavalier with about 95,000 miles on it. The other day i was leaving school and the car would start up, sputter and die. I've checked the obvious things, such as gas and oil. I have also ruled out problems with the alternator, starter, and water pump. I think it has something to do with the ignition system. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.
#2046 of 2171 Re: possibly buying 98 cavalier [newcav]
Sep 04, 2006 (4:50 pm)
My 98 does that when I use the wrong brand oil filter. I took it into the dealer and they said to only use AC delco and Frams. Other brands done have some kind of valve in them.
#2047 of 2171 Re: 2000 Cavalier Broke down [moronicfool]
Sep 04, 2006 (6:55 pm)
hay - i also have a 98 there is a recall on the ingnition system- for what years other than 98 i dont know something to look into, but aperently(excuse spelling) the wires break down and can cause a fire if you try to hold ignition for to long. i also had a problem where it would spit and sputter( seemed to happen worse when very humid or raining) and what it was was that the comuter needed to be cleared it had reseaved a hole bunch of "false" info and was self adjusting. i had the codes erased and it has ran fine ever since. hope this may help.
#2050 of 2171 horn kept honking
Sep 09, 2006 (6:58 pm)
I have a 97 cavalier. The horn kept blowing when no one was in car. I had to disconnect the horn from the wire connected to it. Now I can hear a clicking from the area on the steering wheel where I press to honk horn. Is this a relay problem or a horn pad problem.. Does anyone have an idea how to fix this. I do need a horn, but can't connect it cause it will keep beeping.