And it will keep moving up and down until something changes, or the battery wears down. To check for this problem, after the front of the top has been latched, go to each front corner and attempt to pull the top upwards. We would rather spend some time up front to help determine what most likely will fix the problem, rather than allowing someone to blindly throw parts at a problem ordered off a website until they happen to make the right guess. We need your old unit back complete with the four rocker contacts. If the latch is not released, it will recycle down as soon as it reaches the top, as this is the same condition the pulldown motor sees when it is time to pull down. If this is what you find, spin the splined shaft a few turns, then try the switch again. This in turn frees the switch lever, which causes the motor to cycle up.
Apr 18, 2014 I believe you do this in this order. When it comes to your Cadillac Allante, you want parts and products from only trusted brands. I have only fond memories of my 90. New York - 1991 Cadillac Allante - Convertible Top Motor - pass side roof pull down motor 30. Click to download Pulldown Motors.
New and rebuilt rear pulldown motors for 1987 through 1993 Cadillac Allantés are available from Allantésource. You should now be able to move the top up or down with some resistance against the hydraulic fluid left in the lines. This unit is installed through the back of the center Combo Panel. If you can not hear the blower motor running with the key off, that probably is not an issue. If the problem does not move, then the next step is to remove the motor that does not work, and plug it into the plug for the other motor. If you look at the J-hook, you will see a flat lip pointing toward the rear of the car.
Kentucky - 1990 Cadillac Allante - Power Window Switch 23. Do I need 2 people to do this?? We have tracked down and contacted the German company that made these motors. There are 7 relays on the strip. It includes the 2 door locks, the 2 window switches, and the seat memory. Here at Advance Auto Parts, we work with only top reliable Trunk Pull Down Motor product and part brands so you can shop with complete confidence. There are several possible causes of failure for the front latching motors on the 1990.
The last type of problem is electrical, when the actuator motors do not cycle properly when the switch is pressed. The adjustment of this switch lever is critical to pulldown motor operation. We will need your old unit back. Roll windows down, release the latch at the top of the windshield, raise the front of the top, release rear cover by pulling the latch near the rear seat, Pull up the back of the top and then pull up on the rear cover. This unit is only for the 87-92 models. I believe it has some Velcro tabs that keep it down.
After adjustment, the switch lever should move up and down freely, but there should be very little clearance between the lever and the back of the latch. Manually close and latch the folding top stowage cover. To check for a switch problem, you can swap the header motor switch with the manual switch for the rear pulldown, the one that is located under the top well. Shop online, find the best price on the right product, and have it shipped right to your door. It is necessary to remove the Combo Panel to install this unit. Embarassedly yours, Allen E Looking for help here. Ontario - 1993 Cadillac Allante - Air Conditioner Compressor 33.
Washington - 1991 Cadillac Allante - coolant overflow tank 25. In general, your used Cadillac Allante part will cost you about half the price of a new Cadillac Allante genuine part. Wisconsin - 1989 Cadillac Allante - window switches 38. This unit is only for the 87-92 models. It will not fit in the earlier cars! For additional help, feel free to e-mail us at or phone us at 561-844-3938. Used Cadillac Allante Parts Classified Ads - Sample Listings 1. Details on how to work around this will be provided when necessary.
The timer relays are the taller relays in located in positions 2 and 7 counting from the front of the car. My first was a gold 1963 Coupe de Ville which I got as a teenager. It comes with a one year factory warranty. The next type of problem is mechanical, when the actuator motor cycles but the top is not held down properly. We will need your old unit back.
Best, Allen E Ya, I checked my old 1990 owners manual and I distilled the 17 step from memory fairly well. There is a fuse box sitting there inside the shell of the body once you open that flap. In the latter case, the unit will need to be replaced. The J hook on the top goes into this rebuilt unit, and the motor from this unit pulls the top down tight. When it is time to release the hook, by pulling the release lever the hook is freed. The convenience of not having to walk around the car or reach across the car to latch the front of the top sometimes comes with a price, when the motors do not latch properly.