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Here is a great tip from the RockAuto
Part Advice Wiki posted by DaveWilliams.
2002 DODGE NEON SE Power Window Motor
Diagnosis and Part Selection Advice:
How did you know this part needed replacement? Why did
you choose a certain brand/part number?
Window stopped working but could tell switch
and wiring seemed to be OK because when I tried the bad window
when the good window was in motion, the good window would slow
down a little bit.
What came in the box? Were additional nuts, bolts, sealant,
etc. needed for the repair?
Box contained motor. No other parts needed.
Repair / Installation tips:
Special tools needed? Have to remove other parts to reach
this one? Any left-hand threads, sharp edges, messy fluids
or other pitfalls to avoid?
When removing the interior door panel, the ends
of the white spring clips holding the lock and latch rods in
place should be pushed toward the outside of the door to release.
You do NOT have to remove the entire water shield. Three 10mm
bolts hold the motor to the door. They are about 3-4 inches above
and to the rear of the speaker opening. Cut around these or make
a flap that can be taped up later. Cut another flap in the shield
in the football sized opening at the bottom center of the door
so you can reach inside and hold the motor while using a wrench
through the hole where you removed the speaker with the other
hand. Once the motor is loose from the door, it can be rotated
to remove the gear from the opposite side. When reinstalling
the gear, you might have to jiggle the window down a little to
get the gears to mesh. When you have the new motor replaced,
tape up the cuts you made in the water shield. The toughest part
of this repair was getting the various electrical connectors
loose. Just take your time and don't break them.
The Law Says...
Britax Lap Top pad
Helpful reader, Melissa, reports finding another restraint system
designed for lap belts called Kid Y Harness. Information on Kid
Y Harness is available at www.safetyangel.com.
Do you need to transport young
children in an older car and worry you are breaking booster seat
laws or putting
the kids at risk? I faced that predicament. I have young children
and old vehicles. None of my cars have air bags in the dash or
shoulder belts in the back seat. Did booster seat laws apply to
my lap belts?
Many areas have laws requiring booster seats
for children between four and eight years old. Children out grow
car seats with integral
seat belt harnesses around their fourth birthday or when they
hit about 40 lbs. (18 kg) or 43 in. (110 cm) in height. From that
on, the laws say they must sit on a booster seat and be restrained
by the vehicle’s lap/shoulder belt. Some areas also have
laws prohibiting young children from riding in the front seat if
a back seat is available.
These laws are in response to the potential
danger to young children sitting too close to air bags or using
shoulder belts. However, that is not usually the way the laws
are publicized. The government agencies want to keep the message
simple. The announcement is usually something like: “The
law says put your kid in a booster seat!”
Unfortunately, the message is not that simple and pretending
older cars do not exist might actually expose some children to
greater risk. Millions of vehicles with lap belts are still on
the road. Even some late model cars only have lap belts in the
middle of the back seat. The warning labels attached to booster
seats specifically say not to use booster seats with only lap
belts. The labels say booster seats require lap/shoulder belt
combinations to be used safely.
Warning labels are ubiquitous these days and I do not read many
of them anymore. Luckily I read the warning label on the booster
seat I bought. I then asked questions until my State Police told
me the booster seat law did not apply to vehicles (or individual
seats) with only lap belts. It took lots of asking before I found
somebody that understood my question and I expect some police
officers out there still might not know booster seat laws do
not apply to cars originally equipped with only lap belts.
So we only use our booster seat when we
travel and rent cars. One helpful government person did tell
me about a restraint system
designed for use with lap belts. It is a large pad that sits
in front of the child and has a slot for the lap belt. I bought
one because it seemed a logical way to make a lap belt even more
effective. Unfortunately, I just visited the manufacturer (Britax)
website, and their Lap Top pad is now listed as a “Retired
Product”. I am not aware of any other lap belt enhancement
products. So lap belts au naturel is the only option!
|Paul's 1965 Willys
We have a 1965 Willys Station Wagon that needed
a brake update from front drums to discs. I was unable to get
a pair of '78/79 Jeep CJ5 disc brake rotors, or Dorman lug studs,
at the local parts stores but got excellent service from RockAuto.
The packages arrived within four working days and all the paperwork
was in order. Up here in Canada we often get dinged for expensive
border brokerage fees and duty on imported goods
from the States. But with RockAuto's "Ground Canada (Duty
included, GST paid)" shipping system, there were no surprises.
Paul in Vancouver, BC, Canada
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