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    Boofer is offline Cadillac Owners Member
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    My rear pull down motor keeps running and it wont go up OR down.
    I took it apart and can't tell anything wrong! 1990 model.

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    Re: Frustrated--pull down

    Look carefully at the gearnut that drives off of the motor shaft. It is probably stripped. Also check for cracks in the clear plastic housing.

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    It doesn't LOOK striped;but I can't figure how to get it out.

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    Re: Frustrated--pull down

    There have been a few threads on how they get dirty and fail to work, and it's fairly common. Try doing a search for "pulldown" or "trunk closer repair" and see what you get. Apparently they are fairly easy to take out and clean thoroughly, at least for a Deville.

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    Re: Frustrated--pull down

    Quote Originally Posted by Boofer
    My rear pull down motor keeps running and it wont go up OR down.
    I took it apart and can't tell anything wrong! 1990 model.
    Rear pulldown is referring to the top or the trunk?

    Here is a link to a thread about convertible pull down motors/tops.
    http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums...36&postcount=3

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    Re: Frustrated--pull down

    Most likely the gear case is cracked and the gear is stripped.

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    Wink Re: Frustrated--pull down

    Thanks for the replys;I got some one to show me how to get the
    gear out and it was stripped.I got a new one from GM for $3.76
    and it works fine now.

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    Re: Frustrated--pull down

    It will probably strip again if you did not also replace the housing.

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    Re: Frustrated--pull down

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Rich
    Look carefully at the gearnut that drives off of the motor shaft. It is probably stripped. Also check for cracks in the clear plastic ho
    using.
    I have the same problem as above, please advise where i can obtain required replacment parts. jim smith

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    Re: Frustrated--pull down

    , please advise where i can obtain the gearnut and plastic housing for the top pull down motor.for the 90 Allante i have with that problem. smith-craft
    jsmith03@nycap.rr.com.

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    Re: Frustrated--pull down

    gmpartsdirect.com would be one source. The housing is part number 20160581. The gearnut is part number 20160587. Same parts for all year Allantes.

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