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E36 (1991 - 1999)
The E36 chassis 3-Series BMW was a huge hit among driving enthusiasts from the first moment the car hit the pavement. The E36 won numerous awards over the years it was produced and is still a favorite of many BMW enthusiasts to this day! -- View the E36 Wiki

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Old 03-05-2008, 10:23 AM
MMMIKE MMMIKE is offline
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Mein Auto: e36 95 325is
e36 pass window move very little

i have a 1995 325is drivers side works fine pass move very little and before this the auto down/ raise did not work ... is there a controler if so numbers and where is it (behind glove box??? 1 888 824 2154 mike

thanks for the help
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Old 03-05-2008, 11:30 AM
Bluesummers Bluesummers is offline
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Mein Auto: E36 1996 328i
If I remember right, it may not be the motor. I've heard the windows in e36's are notorious for simply getting misaligned or off track.
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Old 03-05-2008, 10:27 PM
HolE39 HolE39 is offline
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Mein Auto: 99 528i, 97 M3, 07 X5
take the door panel off and actuate the window up or down. Look at the silver bar which runs the length of the door as you actuate the window (you need to pull off the vapor barrier to see the lift mechanism). While you are there, lube all the rails with lithium grease. Watch to see if that silver bar is moving in towards the door skin and out towards the interior of the car while the window is moving up or down. If so, there is a screw that you can loosen to try to align the bar to a position where the rail and rod don't bind. You will know what I'm talking about when you see the assembly moving.

I did those two things (lube and align) on my windows to fix my problem. My problem was as yours; windows barely move when actuating up or down. Good luck.
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