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Old 06-18-2007, 06:58 PM   #1 (permalink)
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put the driver window down yesterday in my 97 sho and it wouldnt go up when i got home. !!!! after she sat for the night it went up. iam driving around today and same thing. took it apart and the motor is to hot to even touch........ anyone have this happen? after it cools iam pretty sure its gonna go up. bad motor or just to damn hot out? probally a mixture of both.
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Old 06-18-2007, 07:06 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I'd say the window motor is pretty much done. Next time it sticks like that, hold the switch down and shut the door hard at the same time. The slamming of the door may free the motor from sticking.
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Old 06-18-2007, 10:40 PM   #3 (permalink)
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mine did that during the winter and it would be freezing on the way home... what i did is i hit the door panel close to where the buttons were and the window would go up after that, but after i took my door panel off to install the new tweeters i had to unhook everything and it works fine now
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Old 06-19-2007, 01:52 PM   #4 (permalink)
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It might be something with the window track/lifter. Not sure how letting the car set would fix that though. A motor will get real hot if you put power through it but won't allow it to spin. A house fan/bath fan will start a house fire if it gets blocked and doesn't spin. Probably the motor is on the edge of permanently siezing.
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Old 06-19-2007, 02:07 PM   #5 (permalink)
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It's almost always just a bad spot in the windings. A good whack on the door while you're holding the button will be enough to get it moving again. Has happened to all four Taurii I've owned.
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thanks guys, iam gonna go beat the crap out of it now and let you know what happens.
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Old 06-19-2007, 02:27 PM   #7 (permalink)
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FYI, the PW motors have a built in thermal self reseting circuit breaker that trips is they draw too much current.

As others have said, sounds like the motor is on its way out.
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I've found the problem to be in the connector and a bit of corrosion. Just unplugging and plugging back in have fixed two of my bad widow motors on the '97.
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well guys, i took the Intimidators advice, held the switch and slammed the door and up she went. so whats the problem, track just getting hung up when window is all the way down or motor?
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Old 06-19-2007, 04:14 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Hmm I had a similar problem on my '92 Buick Regal. I punch the door panel around the switch area and it started working again. Never had problems with the window again!
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