GQ Power window woes

Submitted: Monday, Nov 10, 2003 at 20:12


Hi, has anyone out there had problems with the power windows in their GQ Patrol? My drivers side one stopped going up a short while ago and now the rear one as well. I pulled off the door trims and the motor is still working but the windows are stuck and cant be moved up or down! Does anyone have a quick fix or am I going to have to get a replacement? Does anyone make a better than factory replacement? Thanks, please reply to my e-mail if possible:
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Reply By: diamond(bendigo) - Monday, Nov 10, 2003 at 20:32

Monday, Nov 10, 2003 at 20:32
gday bully.
a quick fix would be to spray some crc down the window slides and all the moving parts to free it up and once its moving up and down clean the crc off and try some silicone lube sticks.for a little more permanent fix.
not to sure about gq power windows but i remember when my falcon one stopped working i pulled them apart and where the motor meets the wind up gear its made of some plastic thats designed to brake apart so if your kids get there arm stuck in it it breaks away and chews out so the motor works but the gear dosnt.
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Follow Up By: Mickl - Monday, Nov 10, 2003 at 23:41

Monday, Nov 10, 2003 at 23:41
I agree, I've had this on two different makes of car and both times the motor ran but the window didn't move. In both cases the nylon gears had stripped. Also in both cases the units had to bought complete (couldn't get gears as seperate part). Make sure all the sissor pivots and slides are lubed and freed up so you don't strip the new one after you install it.
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Reply By: Member - Eric - Monday, Nov 10, 2003 at 22:19

Monday, Nov 10, 2003 at 22:19
I am willing to bet money that it's your switches , They come apart easy , just clean the contacts and your will up and down again before you can say jack rabbit Venus Bay
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Monday, Nov 10, 2003 at 23:08

Monday, Nov 10, 2003 at 23:08
my motor bleep itself on oen, and the switches on 2 others, all working again.

I replaced the motor on left rear, and pulled the trim apart, adn cleaned the switches.

also ripped the complete window winder system apart on drivers door, and replaced the sissor system on it, it was fubar... This fixed the drivers door, which I also replaced the runners front and rear on the drivers door.

Go with genuine, if it lasted ~12years last tiem, it will last ~12 years again.... Dont konw of any aftermarket ones.
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Reply By: David N. - Tuesday, Nov 11, 2003 at 10:43

Tuesday, Nov 11, 2003 at 10:43
I always liked manual windows for a good reason.
I would pay more NOT to have electric windows- especially in a 4WD - sorry this doesn't help you.
I fixed a mates- we pulled the whole door apart cleaned and lubed the lot, switches and all, now works fine but who knows for how much longer???

However you say the motor works and the windows don't move- sounds like electricity is not the problem- the mechanicals might be stuffed. Good luck!
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Reply By: cruzer - Tuesday, Nov 11, 2003 at 17:32

Tuesday, Nov 11, 2003 at 17:32
Hi Bully mine did the same thing 1991 GQ, Nissan NZ wanted nearly $200 for the winder, so I'm cheap out to the nissan pulled the winder mechanize out the little wheel that the motor engages into had broken from the sharft so I ground the levers on the winder apart I think that there was 4 rivets that held it together.I drilled right through the cog and shaft put a piece of 4 inch nail in there and then welded the rivets back together, now the window goes up and down no problem I did that about a year ago still going well also had one of the other windows do the same so fix it the same way,by the way the winder mechanize is a manual winder with a motor fix to the outside.I think the MQ are the same winders as well hope this helps you,a bit hard to explian but if you pull yours off I think you will know what I mean.
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Follow Up By: Bully - Tuesday, Nov 11, 2003 at 18:27

Tuesday, Nov 11, 2003 at 18:27
Hi, thanks to everone that posted replies to my problem. Pulled the window regulator out today, drilled out the rivets that hold the winder cogs together and there is a cast alloy piece that was stripped out. Then I welded the cog to the winder shaft, put it all back together, lubed up the scissors and its working OK. I wouldn't get my fingers caught in the door glass as it's going up though now as I recon it would chop them off!!
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