Automatic window to manual window crank

Automatic window to manual window crank

Postby alex81492 [OP] » July 3rd 2010, 3:51am

Ok so the passenger side window doesn't roll down at all and the drivers side rolls down slowly and sometimes i cant get it to go back to the top for day. I know its those motors it has in the windows but I don't have much money so i want to put manual window cranks in both of them. Is this possible or not ill probably go to the junk yard and look for an old astro that has window cranks and take the system. My van is a 1995 astro will i be able to put the window crank system from older first generation astros?
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Re: Automatic window to manual window crank

Postby astroturf » July 3rd 2010, 4:09am

alex81492 wrote:Ok so the passenger side window doesn't roll down at all and the drivers side rolls down slowly and sometimes i cant get it to go back to the top for day. I know its those motors it has in the windows but I don't have much money so i want to put manual window cranks in both of them. Is this possible or not ill probably go to the junk yard and look for an old astro that has window cranks and take the system. My van is a 1995 astro will i be able to put the window crank system from older first generation astros?


I doubt you'll be able to use anything besides the 95 stuff. It was a transition year for the vans. I could be wrong though.

Have you inspected the wiring found in the door jam area yet? That is generally where it breaks.

Keep us posted and good luck. Jim
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Re: Automatic window to manual window crank

Postby alex81492 [OP] » July 3rd 2010, 4:15am

I doubt you'll be able to use anything besides the 95 stuff. It was a transition year for the vans. I could be wrong though.

Have you inspected the wiring found in the door jam area yet? That is generally where it breaks.

Keep us posted and good luck. Jim



so you think its possible to take the window motor out and make it a manual crank?
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Re: Automatic window to manual window crank

Postby astroturf » July 3rd 2010, 4:34am

alex81492 wrote:
I doubt you'll be able to use anything besides the 95 stuff. It was a transition year for the vans. I could be wrong though.

Have you inspected the wiring found in the door jam area yet? That is generally where it breaks.

Keep us posted and good luck. Jim



so you think its possible to take the window motor out and make it a manual crank?


I would think that that would be possible. They built them both ways on the Assembly Line.

I would like for you to look at the wire harness between the door and the body first. It won't take long and could be a lot easier fix that the manual crank swap.

Others may chime in who have done it before though so stay tuned.

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Re: Automatic window to manual window crank

Postby alex81492 [OP] » July 3rd 2010, 4:46am

I would think that that would be possible. They built them both ways on the Assembly Line.

I would like for you to look at the wire harness between the door and the body first. It won't take long and could be a lot easier fix that the manual crank swap.

Others may chime in who have done it before though so stay tuned.

Jim

what is it that i got to look for in the wire harness im not realy smart with cars im only 17
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Re: Automatic window to manual window crank

Postby webcat » July 3rd 2010, 4:53am

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Re: Automatic window to manual window crank

Postby webcat » July 3rd 2010, 4:57am

Sorry , i about died laughing .
If we were smart we would'nt be working on cars.
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Re: Automatic window to manual window crank

Postby LEVE » July 3rd 2010, 4:58am

what is it that i got to look for in the wire harness im not realy smart with cars im only 17
Well, it's time to become that way. Being 17 ain't an excuse for ignorance, it's a great time to learn. The fact that you're willing to ask proves that.

You're looking for a break in the wiring harness that goes from the door to the main harness under the dash, or a bad ground.

Do you have a manual on the van?
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Re: Automatic window to manual window crank

Postby astroturf » July 3rd 2010, 4:58am

Start here: viewtopic.php?f=76&t=7048&start=0&hilit=broken+wire#p63527

And read this one too: viewtopic.php?f=76&t=4172&start=0&hilit=broken+wire#p28259 It has pix of what you may be up against.

Hope this helps, Jim
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Re: Automatic window to manual window crank

Postby astro355 » July 3rd 2010, 7:03am

The manual window regulators will work. Changing them over will be pretty self-explanatory. The regulator assembly is held in place with rivets that have to be drilled out. You will have some 10 mm bolts that need to be removed so you can slide the regulator guides out of the window track.

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Re: Automatic window to manual window crank

Postby chevy57bert » July 3rd 2010, 10:11am

webcat wrote:Sorry , i about died laughing .
If we were smart we would'nt be working on cars.


:rofl: :rofl: :rofl: We would drive it......... :mrgreen:


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Re: Automatic window to manual window crank

Postby astroturf » July 3rd 2010, 1:08pm

chevy57bert wrote:
webcat wrote:Sorry , i about died laughing .
If we were smart we would'nt be working on cars.


:rofl: :rofl: :rofl: We would drive it......... :mrgreen:


Follow Jim (astroturf) leads Alex..

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:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:


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