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Electric window doesn't work

Both window motors rotate. One windows catches and slips but doesn't go down or up all the way. You need one person to hold the window between palms and push up while the other person presses the up button. How do you replace the bearings?

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    Arthur Elizondo Feb 24, 2012

    One of my brothers has fixed Elecronic Windows before by replacing the plastic ball bearings inside of the window's motor. The bearing wear down and become too small to properly rotate the window motor. I want to know where I can get some ball bearings that are made for this vehicle. Thanks for your help.

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The inner door panel will have to come off. You might want to check a repair manual for the step-by-step procedure.
If it is the motor, just buy a couple of used ones from a junkyard. Only the most diehard tinkerers ever mess with them.
I think you may find that the regulator is the problem. Whatever Ford uses to raise and lower the windows (some use nylon strips that wear bad) may be the problem, not the motors. But, anyway, good luck.

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