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post #1 of 15 Old July 10th, 2015, 04:38 PM Thread Starter
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Do i need a new window motor?

window was working yesterday, tried to roll up the driver window today and nothing, its all the way down

I can hear a kind of clicking sound when i push the down button, but nothing with up

Passenger side works fine

bad motor? if so how hard are these to replace yourself?

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give the door a good whack right around where the item holder is. while hitting it hold the button


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give the door a good whack right around where the item holder is. while hitting it hold the button
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Was it hot out where you are today? My window would not go down today after I got out of work. After about an hour in some shade, it worked again. These window motors are notorious for getting sticky when its warm out. When they cool off they start working again.
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Was it hot out where you are today? My window would not go down today after I got out of work. After about an hour in some shade, it worked again. These window motors are notorious for getting sticky when its warm out. When they cool off they start working again.
yeah it was pretty hot, ive had it in the garage now for a while, but still no luck

thinking either its the motor or regulator
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Slam the door while holding the button


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I've also heard of people taking off the door panel and tapping the motor with a hammer. That might get it working if it doesn't on its own by the morning.
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I've also heard of people taking off the door panel and tapping the motor with a hammer. That might get it working if it doesn't on its own by the morning.

That's what i did, and it worked.

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+1 on hitting the door while holding the up button
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Like everyone else said, let it cool down some and it will start working again.

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My truck did the same and so does my mustang occasionally, both fords of similar era.
Truck finally died and I took the motor out, and now I just push it up and down with my hand.
Mustang will probably fail completely soon as it doesn't work more often than it does.


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If it fails you can buy a motor/regulator from ebay for 40 bucks, and they are pretty good. Ive had mine for 2 years now. And its pretty easy to install.


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I just had a similar problem a few days ago, except my window was stuck in the up position. I tried the door slam trick, the hammer tap trick, the let it cool down and try again in the morning trick, nothing worked. I tested the switch by holding the switch down at night with my gauges on, and my gauges dimmed, so my switch was working. So, I was convinced it was the motor. Then it rained hard the next day and voila, it magically started working again. I have no idea what happened, since it rolled down and up fine after that and didn't sound like it had gotten stuck or anything

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post #15 of 15 Old July 15th, 2015, 10:58 AM
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Check your window switches. Swap switches from driver's side to passenger . . . I bet you it's the switch.
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