Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Ellicott City, MD
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I've recently had the opportunity to by the first dream car, a 1995 Celica GT Convertible, red with black interior and top. I made a bit of a financial leap of fate at the time with consideration to my hospital bill and school fees to pay but for the condition the car was well worth the $3,000 I paid for her.
She came with a few minor issues to work with, a spent clutch, broken dashboard bulb, and a slight crack to the right side mirror hold, but nothing I couldn't fix at the time. Now however I've noticed the right side quarter window is faulty to the point where I cannot raise it up once I have lowered it.
The problem isn't electrical, the fuse is fine, and upon testing with a voltmeter power is sent to the window motor at both flips of the switch. My guess is that the motor is giving out however anyone should know getting to the motor itself is a massive pain in the ass. The window last gave out on me on a day trip two days ago and after a short drive today magically decided to return to its raised position with a little persuasion.
I want to know if any other Celica buyers of this model have had similar problems and wish to know what direction I should go with getting it fixed. I am a student and work full time to maintain that so large maintenance are no friend to me and I would rather have small work done on my own.[/B]
|I have a 5th Gen convertible, but I've heard other 6th Gen convertible owners having a problem with a plastic roller on the regulator assembly that is highly prone to cracking on 6th Gens and causes the symptoms on a lift like yours. I also heard this roller can be had from a Toyota dealer for little money, but the issue is the need to take the entire glass & regulator assembly (including motor) out of the car to replace this plastic roller, so it is not easy by any means to do so. I haven't heard this issue with 5th Gens, so there must be a design difference between the two generations when it comes ot rear quarter glass mechanisms.[/B]|