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post #1 of 7 Old Oct 13th, 2007, 02:04 PM Thread Starter
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1994 Altima power window failure!

I bought my 94 Altima used back in April with a problem that the previuos owner promised he would fix for me. unfortunately after months of him avoiding me it is still not fixed and now I am thinking of fixing it by myself. I have very limited knowledge of cars, but he said it is an easy replacement so I figured I would investigate. I do not know exactly what is wrong with the window, but I will give you all that I know and you might be able to piece together what the probable cause is.
The previous owner said that the problem could be fxed with a $10 item and it should take about 15 minutes to replace.

He said that the problem started when water got into the door mechanism.

When I first got the car, the window would neither go up or down. Since then I have gotten it to work twice, but after each time it would get stuck and would take a very long time, i.e. weeks, before I could get it to go back up. After the last time I did it which was in June, it has stayed down and refused to budge (which is why I need it fixed).

It is only the driver's side window; all other three windows function normally.

I was thinking it might be the motor shorted, but that is just a guess. I was hoping someone more knowledgable that I could figure out the problem from these symptoms and let me know if it is fixable on my own or if I should bring it in. Thanks so much!

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post #2 of 7 Old Oct 13th, 2007, 04:41 PM
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it could be, so the only resolution i have is replace the whole regulater, if thats it, since it doesnt seem to be an electrical problem, that happened to my girlfriend's camry, went to a junk yard, got it, replaced in about 10 minutes...it costs about 20 bucks i think...and it still there...taking off the door panel is quick on the altima (my 1993) and would think its the same for a 94...but yeah that's all i can think of...good luck!
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post #3 of 7 Old Oct 13th, 2007, 11:05 PM
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The problem is the Power Window Amplifier

Forget about the motor or other mechanism,The problem is the Power Window Amplifier [Black Box only in the 93/94 years] take the door panel out[front & rear] and try the back door Window Amplifier in the front door.
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post #4 of 7 Old Oct 20th, 2007, 03:09 AM
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Charles.you can't fix the amplifier,when you take the door panel out,you can see the box in the middle of the door with two screws,my email is ; glynka@aol.com ;send me yours to send you pics of the amplifier;good luck.
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post #5 of 7 Old Oct 20th, 2007, 03:19 AM
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Charles better yet;check in Ebay for "Power Window Amplifier",there are a few guys offering the "black box" but asking too much $$$$ ;better go to your local yunkyard go with the door panel out and try a few for around $15/each.
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post #6 of 7 Old Oct 20th, 2007, 10:44 AM
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glynka made excellent advice. Follow those leads given.

'94 Nissan Altima SE 2.4L, 5spd. Ultra Red (AJ4).
Erebuni 905, Hotshot CAI, UR Pulley, HUD retrofitted.
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post #7 of 7 Old Oct 21st, 2007, 08:55 PM
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I had similar symptoms w/ my 94. I like to drive w/ the window down even in light rain. Water would drip into the master switch on the driver’s door. The “auto-down” feature stopped working and then 4 months later the window’s motor began to cut out intermittently. The switch would work again after a few hours. The other windows worked fine just the drivers window had the problem.
Finally replaced the power window master switch, which fixed the problem.
Ebay has them for about $30.00.
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