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Hey all-

Here's my scenario. Was driving home two nights ago with a buddy, and he had the passenger front window down. He went to roll it up, and we heard a loud SNAP. Since then, the window can't roll up or down power wise, though the motor still works.

I've torn the door apart, got everything out of the way, and I find out its much worse than an off-track window- one of the pulleys actually snapped into three pieces, and the cabling is all jacked up!

So, here I am. I look at this, and it seems like I could probably have it fixed in about 2-3 hours with a replacement pully... but I don't want to screw anything up.

So, does anyone have the 98-02' STS Factory Manual at hand where they could scan in the pages for the power window? Or maybe direct me somewhere I can see the routing? As I said, I think I can do this - just gotta pull the tracks out and make sure everything is routed right, get the cable wound around the motor and replace the pully.

Thanks in advance!!!
 

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Hey all-

Here's my scenario. Was driving home two nights ago with a buddy, and he had the passenger front window down. He went to roll it up, and we heard a loud SNAP. Since then, the window can't roll up or down power wise, though the motor still works.

I've torn the door apart, got everything out of the way, and I find out its much worse than an off-track window- one of the pulleys actually snapped into three pieces, and the cabling is all jacked up!

So, here I am. I look at this, and it seems like I could probably have it fixed in about 2-3 hours with a replacement pully... but I don't want to screw anything up.

So, does anyone have the 98-02' STS Factory Manual at hand where they could scan in the pages for the power window? Or maybe direct me somewhere I can see the routing? As I said, I think I can do this - just gotta pull the tracks out and make sure everything is routed right, get the cable wound around the motor and replace the pully.

Thanks in advance!!!
If its the model and year im thinking of and if its the cable or wheels broken you will need a new window regulator. Its not that bad to do. Loosen the 10mm nut holding the window and support the window up. Look for three(3) 10mm nut that hold the regulator in, loosen and remove regulator through one of the openings. Install new in reverse order. Let me know if that helps.
 

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Sounds like CadFan has it right. I had to replace the rear passenger window regulator on my '99 STS. Frpont should be similar. Not a real big deal. Like alot of parts on cars, it's sold as a unit (not replacing just pulley, but pulleys, cables and stops etc). The key on this job is to not let (and not worry about) the window falling. Tape it to the top of the door frame in two places. I used duct tape. Then remove those 10mm bolts. You will then need to loosen the rubber pieces holding the glass. When installing the new part, be careful not to over tighten those rubber pieces. This is the process I remember and it came from my book. Love my Caddy! Good luck.
 
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