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bucketmouth64

power window motor

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I have a 98 explorer and I discovered the driver's side power window doesn't work. The other three windows work. I checked all the fuses. Did the power window motor go out or would it be the switch? There is no noise when I push the switch.

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Its probably the motor. Once the door panel is off it is very easy to see which one is bad. Backprobe the two wires that go to the motor one at a time. With the switch in the up position there should only be power on one of the wires. The same is true in the down position. If that is good than the motor is bad. To double confirm you can tap the motor with a screwdriver handle while pressing the switch in the up or down position (whichever way the window can go).

If there is missing power or power on more than one of the wires at the same time it is probably the switch.

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Very good info Jer!

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thanks. I haven't checked on the price of parts yet. Is this a dealer only part or would a salvaged part work ok? Trying to save some money if part is spendy.

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You could go used, just make sure it works before putting it all back together, I am sure there are after market parts made as well.

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Be careful on the aftermarkets! There is a certain brand that is really bad especially with there reman products!!! I have no problem with used as long as you realize that the used one has some hours on it and may not last as long as replacing with new!

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