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Old 08-03-2005, 05:08 PM   #1 (permalink)
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hello, as stated above my driverside window will not roll up. I rolled them(all my windows) down on my way home from work(via the button), and when I got home it would not roll up. I tested my other windows while sitting in the driver's seat and the worked fine. when i press up nothing happens, and when i press down, i get the clicking sound. it is supposed to rain friday, so it would be nice to at least get the window up.
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Old 08-03-2005, 05:43 PM   #2 (permalink)
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You can try two things, and it's going to sound harsh but it beats pulling the door panel, key on, door open, hold the window switch in the up position and slam the door closed as hard as you can, or with the door open and the switch depressed in the up position, take the ball of your fist and smack the door panel as hard as you can near the front bottom.

If that fails, door panel removal is needed, then you can tap the window motor while holding the switch in the up position, if all that fails, the window motor can be removed and the glass slid up manualy and then reinstall the motor untill you can get a replacement.
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You can try two things, and it's going to sound harsh but it beats pulling the door panel, key on, door open, hold the window switch in the up position and slam the door closed as hard as you can, or with the door open and the switch depressed in the up position, take the ball of your fist and smack the door panel as hard as you can near the front bottom.
Try this a few times. It's always worked for me when my windows wouldn't roll up.

Basically, what happens is that the motor has two magnets inside, and when they move, they lose little bits of metal. When the metal gets too gunked up on the magnets, they can stop in a position that won't allow anything to move. Slamming the door forces the magnets loose, and they will normally return to their regular operation.

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I slammed the door while holding the switch and it worked.

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Talk about a redneck fix Glad you got it fixed, beats paying out the wazoo for a new motor.
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I just had to do it on my SHO twice a week ago, among many hundreds of other fords along the years. glad to be of assistance, replace the motor before it gets hung up so bad a door slam won't jar it and ya get stuck in a rain shower.
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hello, as stated above my driverside window will not roll up. I rolled them(all my windows) down on my way home from work(via the button), and when I got home it would not roll up. I tested my other windows while sitting in the driver's seat and the worked fine. when i press up nothing happens, and when i press down, i get the clicking sound. it is supposed to rain friday, so it would be nice to at least get the window up.
Had to get the window motor replaced when that happened to me. Shot to heck.
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I had to bring this topic back alive as my 97 taurus will have the window stuck in the down postition and with the up button pushed and a good slam of the the door, it will work again for another a couple years I have had several doors do this and taken off panels only to find nothing wrong.
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What y'all need to do is the redneck used-car trick. Next time you have to remove the panel to replace the lift motor (trust me, you will have to do so eventually) drill a 1/2" diameter hole at the base of the door skin beneath the lift motor, such that when the panel is replaced you can see a half-circle opening. If/when the replacement lift motor starts to go (Motorcraft motors are expensive, the Chinese remans are priced to sell) take a socket extension bar and insert into the hole. Bang the motor with the button held down and it's easier on the door than slamming the heck out of it. Most used cars down here of all makes have these holes.
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Old 05-20-2012, 09:12 PM   #10 (permalink)
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I'm having the same problem with my 03 Taurus.... but unfortunately I don't have the Fonzie touch like hitting the jukebox LOL.

I have noticed that if open the door.... the power windows will work. But when I close the door, the button becomes powerless.
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