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Old 08-10-2007, 10:38 AM   #11
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That really doesn't make sense. If the switches make the relay click, they work, and the problem is an open somewhere in the secondary.

Though it's certainly a contortion, I strongly recommend finding the voltage drop in the secondary. That can find an arbitrary open or excessively resistive connection. And if there is none, the motor is probably at issue.
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Old 08-10-2007, 12:12 PM   #12
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This may sound strange, but I had the same problem that came and went for a week. It turned out to be the battery going bad. Try starting the truck and see if the window will go up.

If it does turn out to be the motor, you can find them for much less than $180:

http://www.rockauto.com/catalog/x,ca...,parttype,1516
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That really doesn't make sense. If the switches make the relay click, they work, and the problem is an open somewhere in the secondary.

Though it's certainly a contortion, I strongly recommend finding the voltage drop in the secondary. That can find an arbitrary open or excessively resistive connection. And if there is none, the motor is probably at issue.
Didn't make sense to me, either. Especially since I had voltage going all the way to the motors...which means the switch works, right? And the motors were brand new (2 months old). The relay is prior to the switches for some reason...anyway, in a "what the hell" moment I ordered new switches (cost $46 total with an employee discount) and BAM...no more window woes.
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You can read power and the windows still not work. The basic circuit is a "reversal, rest at ground". In other words, the two motor wires are always grounded. When one of the switches is moved one wire changes to power while the other remains resting at ground. When testing a window motor or doorlock actuator, always put your test light or voltmeter across the two wires. But the main thing, is that you got your windows fixed- good deal! And you probably would have found bad switches in the first place, and that's not a bad price for two new OEM switches. So you did good.

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This may sound strange, but I had the same problem that came and went for a week. It turned out to be the battery going bad. Try starting the truck and see if the window will go up.
http://www.rockauto.com/catalog/x,ca...,parttype,1516
I have had weak batteries do it.
I have also had bad alternators do it too. On an explorer I worked on, the power windows would only work when the truck wasnt running. Start it up and they stopped working. It turned out to be a overcharging alternator
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Im gonna take it to my mechanic on monday. im sick of playin with the friggin thing. i hope its just something simple.
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I just converted my 2001 truck from manual to automatic windows, locks and windows for $200.00. The stuff from a 2006 ranger I found in the junk yard. Also just noticed window and mirror motors on ebay are real cheap. Has anybody had any luck on ebay? The majority of the stuff seams to be from a whole sale company.... Not sure how long the motors last on that stuff.
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yeah, took it to a shop. window motor and the tracks. 350 for the repair. screw it summers almost over, ill fix it in the spring.
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Did you take to a dealership?
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no. not yet. just a private shop. i probly will, just to get a second opinion
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