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My power window on my driver side went out. I first thought it was just from the freezing snow and couldn't roll down. And then I had an electrical problem (whole different post). But now that everything is fixed, it still does not work. THe passenger works fine. I checked the fuses under the dash and under the hood and everything looks fine. Since there is only one fuse under the dash for power windows, i'm assuming this is for both, and if one works, then the other should. So it can't be a fuse issue right?


Any ideas ?? or did the motor just go out? THanks
 

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Generally the little round bushing or cushions get torn up, it is rarely the motor, but it could be.

If you hear the motor turning when you try to roll it up or down, or grab it and feel if it is trying, then take it out and take off the gear box. If you find a large gear and 3,000 pieces of plastic, then you need probably just replace those cushions. Try the motor with it apart to see if it works. You can get those cusions in the Help section at most autoparts places, but they have gone up in price a bunch (7 bucks for 3 round plastic bits) but better than getting the entire gear box or motor.
 

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Thanks for the insight guys, as soon as it warms up a little bit, i'm goign to take the door part and have a look.
 

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Thanks for the insight guys, as soon as it warms up a little bit, i'm goign to take the door part and have a look.
if you press either the up or down button for the window control, does it make any noise?
 

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dear god im not reading a bunch of none sense.... its the plastic gears in the window motor you can get a rebuild kit from ebay or auto zone ok and make sure to get grease for the track there.... sorry for the hostle comments i just figure get to the point
 

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Just an update..it warmed up yesterday and today. When i drove today it worked perfectly. Nothing seems wrong with it now. So, I guess for now..its fine
 

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dear god im not reading a bunch of none sense.... its the plastic gears in the window motor you can get a rebuild kit from ebay or auto zone ok and make sure to get grease for the track there.... sorry for the hostle comments i just figure get to the point
A little quick on the trigger don't you think? If it's working now, it's not the gears. Stripped plastic does not heal itself.

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Just an update..it warmed up yesterday and today. When i drove today it worked perfectly. Nothing seems wrong with it now. So, I guess for now..its fine

i would go ahead and take off the door trim and double check the circuit plate on the backside of the control buttons.
 

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Can someone tell me how in the world you would go about getting to the motor?

I have the same problem on both windows. I hit the up or down buttons and you can hear the motor running or trying to. Then all i have to so is grab the window to help it go up or down.

I have partly taken on the panel but dont know how to get to the actually motor.....or if i take of the panel is it right there?

Sorry, i dont mean to hijack this thread but i didnt see a point in making another topic about the same thing :)

thanks.
 

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The motor is on the backside of the inner door skin. You can unbolt it from the front ( 3 Bolts ) and remove it by taking out the Speaker and reaching inside the door to get it out.

If the motor spins and the window doesnt move, most likely the teeth or rollers inside the motor are stripped and can be replaced with a rebuild kit.

If the motors dont work at all, but are getting power, the motor itself may be bad. Sometimes the motor brushes seize up on the armature inside the motor. If you press the buttom and hit it with a hammer or something and it frees up the motor and starts working, the brushes are going bad.

If you arent getting power at all, the electrical circuitry must be examined.

- Dan
 

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its not the brushes that go bad. Its the plastic bushings on the gear mechanism.
 

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(sorry if you are on a slow connection, i mean i feel sorry for you! its 2011 get high speed internet already!) High res photo warning!

If your window motor makes noise (reeerrrr... click click click) but the window will not roll the safety bushings (or whatever they're called) are probably broken.

There are 3 plastic rings inside the round section of the motor where the gear protrudes. They can be replaced with standard 7/16" bolts.

I like to use 7/16" lock nuts but you can really use anything that is around the dimensions of a 7/16" nut.

I know this motor looks nasty! Take your motor apart and clean out all the old grease. Put white lithium grease back inside the motor and along the window motor tracks (not the glass! the plastic we're talkin about).

tools:
-flathead to pop off light/reflector on door and to disconnect electrical connectors
-phillips to remove door panel screws and speaker
-8mm or 5/16" to remove window motor from door
-torx driver to take motor apart






on a side note, this motor was a driver's side mustang motor and it was installed upside down. The electrical connection was reversed otherwise down was up and vice versa. When you are broke, sometimes you just have to make stuff fit.

You can see how much the bolts dig into the center metal gear peice. Not that much. That motor was installed for the last 4 years.
 

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