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1999 Oldsmobile Alero windows / windshield problems: window pulley broke

Window Pulley Broke

6.8

fairly significant
Typical Repair Cost:
$215.00
Average Mileage:
77,268 miles
Total Complaints:
8 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replaced motor, regulator and pulley (5 reports)
  2. not sure (1 reports)
  3. replacement of entire assembly (1 reports)
  4. replacement of power window assembly unit (1 reports)
1999 Oldsmobile Alero windows / windshield problems

windows / windshield problem

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1999 Oldsmobile Alero Owner Comments

problem #8

Oct 092007

(reported on)

Alero GLS 2.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 89,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Drivers side window regulator broke. It was actually the white nylon clips that slide up and down the rail. However it was easy to just replace the whole assembly so thats what I did. took about 45 minutes.

- , Medford, OR, USA

problem #7

Oct 092007

(reported on)

Alero GLS 2.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 92,000 miles

Driver side window regulator failed to go up or down after having just replaced the whole motor/regulator assembly less then 3,000 miles from the last time I replaced it. This time the the same nylon clip that slides up and down the rail broke as well as the nylon window clips that are glued to the window. I had to buy another new window motor/regulator assembly AND had to have new nylon clips glued to the window.

- , Medford, OR, USA

problem #6

Oct 092007

(reported on)

Alero GLS 2.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 92,000 miles

Driver side REAR window regulator failed at the same time the front one failed. The nylon clip that slides up and down the rail broke as well as the nylon window clips that are glued to the window. I had to buy another new window motor/regulator assembly AND had to have new nylon clips glued to the window.

- , Medford, OR, USA

problem #5

Mar 152007

(reported on)

Alero GLX V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 38,260 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Driver side window became inoperative. Service center diagnosed as "broken pulley". This is the identical problem that occurred less than 10,000 miles ago. Though, this time: a> manually closed window remains closed and b> service center estimates at least $400 to fix. When I pointed out to the agent that this is the THIRD such failure on my Alero, he smiled and pointed out that a recent Buick owner had all 4 window power units replaced recently. Seems like GM is stuck with a heap of shoddy spare parts.

Since my car is no longer under warranty, I'm searching for an honest competent place to get the problem fixed with genuine non-GM parts.

- , Los Angeles, CA, USA

problem #4

Mar 152007

(reported on)

Alero GLX V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 29,764 miles

Driver side window kept sliding down, even when manually restored to closed position. Car left vulnerable to thievery. Service center replaced the entire unit under extended warranty.

- , Los Angeles, CA, USA

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problem #3

Mar 152007

(reported on)

Alero GLX V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 27,119 miles

Left / Rear Window slid open while driving. After manually lifting it closed, it would hold up for a few miles. Service center replaced the unit under warranty.

- , Los Angeles, CA, USA

problem #2

Jan 122007

(reported on)

Alero 2.0L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 200,000 miles

Can't open the windows on both driver and passenger sides...gets too warm and windows fall down regularly

- , Cornwall, Ontario, Canada

problem #1

Apr 122003

(reported on)

Alero GL

  • 50,000 miles

Pulley in the driver side window broke. It would have cost a lot more if we had not fixed it ourselves.

- , Neosho, MO, USA

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