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Old 08-07-2010, 12:58 AM
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HELP - Window goes down but wont come back up.

Hey guys, I'm hoping you can help me out with this.

Recently I came home and went to roll up my windows but my drivers side window would not go up. I did nothing out of the ordinary. I can hear that the motor still runs but it doesnt go up. The only way I can get it to go back up is if I help pull it up as I pull the window as I hold the up button. When I press down, it goes down just fine. The window is also able to be pushed down pretty easily without pressing the switch.

What I wanna do is try to rule out some components like the switch or the motor. I'm pretty sure its not the regulator since nothing is bent or I cant see a reason why it would be.

I took some pics of the switch and some pages from my helms manual for you guys. I'm not good with electrical so I dont know what pins to connect to make the window go up. Basically, I want to bypass the switch completely by putting a paperclip and if it still wont go up, then I know its the motor or the regulator.

So which connections do I bridge with a paper clip to make the window go up? Please be 100% sure because I don't want to fry anything!

Thanks for your help! I really really hope its the switch because it's a joke to replace.







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Old 08-07-2010, 10:24 AM
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Re: HELP - Window goes down but wont come back up.

If you can hear the motor running, the swtich must be working. The motor acts on a sector gear on the regulator to move it up and down. I'll guess that since you can push the window down without pressing the switch, either the sector gear or the gear on the motor that meshes with it is worn or stripped. Unfortunately, that means pulling the interior off the door to find out. Look in the bodywork section of your Helms manual -- it's on page 20-8 in the '93 manual I'm looking at.
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Re: HELP - Window goes down but wont come back up.

UPDATE

Problem was with the motor. It was something in the motor itself that was defective. The gears were fine on the motor and the regulator but something inside the motor was messed up.

Replaced the motor from advance autoparts for $50 and its working great now. I'm not even sure that I had to take off the regulator and the window out. If anything, maybe just the window. Then take off the 3 10mm bolts that attach the motor to the regulator and put in the new motor. It's tight in there so it would be kind of hard but I think it's doable.

Hope this helps someone else in the future.
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