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Old 05-17-2012, 01:20 PM   #1
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Window motor

Well my passenger side window decided not to roll up so I thought I can make a thread on the repair.. Pics coming soon

Also of anyone knows any tips or tricks chime in..

The first thing I'm checking is the window switches. I know that they are a complete circuit so if one isnt making continuity neither will work.
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Old 05-17-2012, 02:16 PM   #2
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Ok damn we'll both switches are good.. I put juice straight to the motor it just hum's it won't move.. Sounds like my window motor went bad..
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Old 05-17-2012, 02:21 PM   #3
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Very simple!! Next step
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Old 05-17-2012, 02:49 PM   #4
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Well I am doing something wrong my motor is fine. I'm gonna re check the switch

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I'm really not to sure what it could be!! I tore it apart and just put it back together and now it works great!! I think the motor may have been in a bind or its on it's way out.. Anyways hell yeah I love easy fixes
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Old 05-17-2012, 04:33 PM   #5
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Nice. My suggestion was to be to check voltage at the switches and motor and see where the power was lost at. Got to love it when that happens.

One time I was outta town for 8 months for work. I bought a beater work car. Maybe grand am I think. And the lifters were clattering. So like a rookie I ripped the topend off in a parking lot. Then to find out I couldn't get the lifters for like 1-2 months! So put it back together retorquing the bolts. And the clatter was gone. I was a pretty happy guy!
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Well I am doing something wrong my motor is fine. I'm gonna re check the switch

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I'm really not to sure what it could be!! I tore it apart and just put it back together and now it works great!! I think the motor may have been in a bind or its on it's way out.. Anyways hell yeah I love easy fixes
1. Make sure the gear drive and roller pins are in good shape.
2. It may be that you have a dead spot in the window motor's armature, in which case if/when it stops on that spot again, it will not work until the motor is rotated past that spot.
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Old 05-17-2012, 10:39 PM   #7
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Tearing it down you should have seen three little plastic balls in there, around the white gear that is in there. I have fixed a bunch of them and that has always been the problem. I guess they just get old and just crumble.
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Ok so now my driver side window won't go down.. WTF!!
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That sux man.
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This is why I wired my own Window switches...I hate chasing wires id rather just rip them out and run my own:/...I hope you get the problem solved soon good luck!..
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Yes the motor went bad.. I pulled it and put juice to it and nothing I tapped with a hammer then it spun a lil and locked up for good... It's time for a new one! it's still the stock motor and had actually never been serviced.. Everything looked untouched!
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Good...well if I can say a good thing ive noticed of mustang vs chevy is that the Window motors (though the switches are prone to falure) last in my stang!...I changed motors 3x on my 82 camaro (2x driver side 1x pass) and my 97 has had both driver and pass changed and the driver side is goin out again!..and changing them on the 97 is a PAIN!...
I just love the simplicity of the fox!.
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Good...well if I can say a good thing ive noticed of mustang vs chevy is that the Window motors (though the switches are prone to falure) last in my stang!...I changed motors 3x on my 82 camaro (2x driver side 1x pass) and my 97 has had both driver and pass changed and the driver side is goin out again!..and changing them on the 97 is a PAIN!...
I just love the simplicity of the fox!.
time to go manual! lol dam window motors
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Yes the motor went bad.. I pulled it and put juice to it and nothing I tapped with a hammer then it spun a lil and locked up for good... It's time for a new one! it's still the stock motor and had actually never been serviced.. Everything looked untouched!
Check the gearbox. All you may need is the gearbox rebuild kit or plastic roller pins.
It is a lot cheaper than the entire assembly.
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How do I check the gear box? Is there a write up on rebuilding one cause I'd much rather rebuild it and learn something new and if I break it the loss won't be bad..
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How do I check the gear box? Is there a write up on rebuilding one cause I'd much rather rebuild it and learn something new and if I break it the loss won't be bad..
Just take the cover off and look inside. It is pretty easy to do.
Here's a repair article - Window Motor Gearbox Repair
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Hell that's simple i cant wait..
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Wow it completely ate it up!!!
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Lol
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Wow it completely ate it up!!!
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Lol
Nom, nom, nom.....


Make sure the motor runs ok when you get it cleaned out.
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Old 06-04-2012, 07:49 PM   #21
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Where can I find a new one of these? And about how much is it.. It's obviously the power relay for the motor but it's roasted...
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Old 06-04-2012, 08:27 PM   #22
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try rock auto. i bet they would have one. if not mps auto salvage or ehp the site sponsor for used
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Where can I find a new one of these? And about how much is it.. It's obviously the power relay for the motor but it's roasted...
That's the motor.
It's dead.
$75 at LRS
Your local auto parts may have them cheaper.
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Old 06-05-2012, 07:54 AM   #24
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I will prob just grab a cheap one off Craigslist and run it until it breaks... But on the bright side I understand the window motor now.. And now have a few spare parts..
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I ended up just cleaning my motor( the internals) and just sprayed some eletrical spray on it. Works like a champ and still works after 6 years of doing that. I replaced the window swicth I couldn't fix that lol. Its not a hard job if it works for you
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It's not hard at all but I went more in depth than just spraying it with a lubricant.. I tore it down to find the cause and it is trash..
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Yeah my comunator( I don't know how to spell it) was full of grease so the brushes didn't have good contact, I guess I got lucky lol
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