Sonata Power Window Lift???

Discussion in 'Hyundai Sonata' started by Cargoman2001, Jan 28, 2005.

  1. Cargoman2001

    Cargoman2001 Guest

    We have replaced the power window lift mechanism, on our 98 Sonata driver's
    window, 3 times in 4 years. Is this unusual? Is this a problem common to this
    model? Is there anything we can do to lessen the frequency of this happening?

    Thanks for your advice.

    Lee
     
    Cargoman2001, Jan 28, 2005
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    Edd Guest

    I also had to have 3 window lift mechanisms replaced on my
    99 Sonata in 3 years. 2 of them were under warranty but I
    did the last one myself.

    On the one I looked at, it seems they use a nylon bushing to
    guide and maintain tension on the cable and it isn't up to
    the task. It broke and the cable lost its tension and got
    tangled up on the reel.

    I couldn't see any easy solution to keep this from happening.

    Edd
     
    Edd, Jan 29, 2005
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    hyundaitech Guest

    The 1998 has a different regulator from the 1999, but I believe both are
    susceptible to the same plastic part breaking. Hyundai calls it the upper
    holder.

    I've not seen any failures of the magnitude described here in the
    1995-1998 Sonatas, but have replaced several window regulators over time.

    For 1999-2002 models, it appears the upper holder on the replacement part
    has been strengthened to help prevent future failures.
     
    hyundaitech, Jan 31, 2005
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  4. Cargoman2001

    Cargoman2001 Guest

    Since no one responded to my questions on the frequent failure of the power
    window lift on our 98 Sonata, I have to assume this is a unique problem to our
    vehicle. So, to the next question is: Do any of you know of a cheaper source
    for this power window lift. Our local dealer quotes $103.05 for the part, plus
    7% sales tax which makes the total over $110.00. Our local salvage yard does
    not have one in stock, but they quote $125.00 delivered, in 3-4 days. Surely
    there must be a cheaper source since the first of these I purchased from the
    dealer was about $80.00.

    Thanks for any advice you can provide.
    Lee
     
    Cargoman2001, Feb 3, 2005
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  5. Cargoman2001

    leesun1 Guest

    You said:
    "I believe both are susceptible to the same plastic part breaking."

    Actually, on ours, the plastic pully doesn't break, but rather, the
    cable cross-winds on the plastic pully; i.e., the cable does not go
    into the groves in the pully as it should; instead, it crosses-over the
    grooves, causing the window to stick in whatever place the cross-over
    occurs. I can't figure-out what causes this to happen, but the cable
    always is somewhat "chewed-up" in the process, so maybe the cable
    breaks a strand that causes the rest of it to go awry.

    Can you, perhaps, shed any light on my later question on this topic?
    At present, I've tied the window up with plastic cable-ties and
    supported it with a wooden stick wedged under it, but it's kind of
    unhandy since the driver's window is used for so many drive-up
    activities, so we have to replace the regulator but would like to do it
    as cheaply as possible.

    Thanks for whatever advice you can provide.

    Lee

    Subject: Re: Further to My ? on Sonata Power Window Lift???

    Since no one responded to my questions on the frequent failure of the
    power window lift on our 98 Sonata, I have to assume this is a unique
    problem to our vehicle. So, to the next question is: Do any of you
    know of a cheaper source for this power window lift. Our local dealer
    quotes $103.05 for the part, plus 7% sales tax which makes the total
    over $110.00. Our local salvage yard does not have one in stock, but
    they quote $125.00 delivered, in 3-4 days. Surely there must be a
    cheaper source since the first of these I purchased from the dealer was
    about $80.00.

    Thanks for any advice you can provide.
    Lee
     
    leesun1, Feb 24, 2005
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