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Offline Eldorado Tex

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Help with 1976 Eldorado windows?
« on: January 24, 2013, 07:54:13 PM »
I've got some issues needing attention on my 1976 Eldorado convertible. The driver's side windows are not working, so I'd like to know what all I should look at and how to go about it. I'm hoping cleaning the switches will do the trick. Also say the switch or motor is bad, what other years/makes could I get those from? The back passenger window has fallen off the track, so what will I need and how will I go about it to get it back on the track? Also the front passenger window can be a bit slow, so is there anything that can be done to help that?

Offline Bentley

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  • Name: WBentley
Re: Help with 1976 Eldorado windows?
« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2013, 08:14:42 PM »
I was just looking at a thread on the Technical / Authenticity forum about replacing a power window on a '68 DeVille. I am not sure how similar the '68 is to your '76 Eldo, but you may find some good overall info on the topic. Here is a link to the thread: http://forums.cadillaclasalleclub.org/index.php?topic=122984.0
Wes Bentley
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Offline acarcollector

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  • Name: W.Smith
Re: Help with 1976 Eldorado windows?
« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2013, 09:02:17 PM »
Tex, As far as interchange all 71-76 GM B-body convertibles have the same windows and window 'guts'.If you don't have a shop manual I would say to buy one,I am sure that would give you troubleshooting details.I have 1 front and 1 rear regulator with good motors I just don't remember what side they are for. I will find them tomorrow and let you know in case you need them. Good luck, Bill    W.Smith # 10344
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Offline acarcollector

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  • Name: W.Smith
Re: Help with 1976 Eldorado windows?
« Reply #3 on: January 25, 2013, 09:00:36 PM »
Tex, I checked my 1976 Fisher body manual today and that seems to be the book you need. It gives troubleshooting steps if the windows don't work.I have a good working drivers door window motor/regulator and a good working passenger side rear quarter window motor/regulator if you need them. $50 each plus shipping....Good Luck, Bill   W.Smith CLC # 10344  e-mail acarcollectoremail addresses not permitted
W.Smith
CLC #10344
AACA #821389
POCI # 55971
ROA #14208 
   1963 Cadillac Fleetwood Sixty Special
   1976 Grand Prix 50th Anniv.
   1977 Trans Am 400 4sp W72 Y82
   1978 Cadillac Fleetwood
   1979 Trans Am 400 4sp WS6 Y84
   1980 Mercedes 450SLC
   1983 Riviera XX Indy Pace Car
   1983 Mercedes 300D
   1985 BMW 635CSi
   1989 Turbo Trans Am Indy Pace Car
   1972 Honda CT70
   1974 Honda MT125

Offline Eldorado Tex

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  • Name: J Pel
Re: Help with 1976 Eldorado windows?
« Reply #4 on: February 02, 2013, 01:03:16 PM »
What will I need as far keeping the window on the track? What other cars will have that similar part(s)?

Offline Caddyjack

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  • 1976 Edlorado Convertible
  • Name: Jack Larson
Re: Help with 1976 Eldorado windows?
« Reply #5 on: February 02, 2013, 01:44:02 PM »
It would probably help a great deal to have the Fisher Body Manual....there's a wealth of info on how to repair your '76 Eldorado in there.....Here's one for $20...

http://www.ebay.com/itm/OEM-1976-Body-by-Fisher-General-Motors-GM-Service-Shop-Repair-Manual-Chevrolet-/181073069608?pt=Motors_Manuals_Literature&hash=item2a28cbc628&vxp=mtr

Jack Larson
Philadelphia, PA

 

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