I too have the same problem as mentioned, and since I live in Georgia, its rain pretty much every afternoon in the summer months. The motors in both my passenger and drivers window are shot, but while diagnosing the problem, I figured out how to raise the window manually in case your windows is stuck down like me.
1. Remove the door panel. 2. Remove the moisture barrier. 3. Remove the speaker from door, this will make it easier to see whats going on. 4. Locate window regulator motor riveted to the door frame. The end of this part has a white hard plastic cap which houses the brushes. 5. With a flat head screw driver, pry the three metal tabs outward , these hold the end cap securely in place. (circled in red in pictures) 6. Use a pair of pliers to pull the white end cap strait off. Be careful the brushes and strings will fall out. 7. With the end of the stater exposed, use on hand to pull the windows up, and the other hand to rotate the stater. This will drive the gear which drive the window. Be patient here, it may not appear as if anything is happened. That is because the reduction gears within the regulator. 8. Once you have the window all the way up, replace the end cap, brushes, springs, and bend three metal tabs back to secure cap. 9. Your done!
Here are some pictures I took for reference. http://img229.imageshack.us/img229/5392/windowsregulator.jpg http://img189.imageshack.us/img189/3796/endcapremovedstatervisa.jpg http://img121.imageshack.us/img121/3830/openmotorstatervisable.jpg
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Using leather gloves on the inside of the window, place palm of hands not too ******* window, either have someone use the switch in the up position and manually raise the window. If motor is not working at all, check your fuse's, it could be that simple sometimes, otherwise car needs a new window motor. Using tools can scratch or break the window, and that makes no sense.
Volcompunker is on track.... if it is a stuck motor problem, before taking door apart, try this...it may work, works well on dodge caravans...
NO COST and fast PROCEDURE TO FIX IT:
1. Sit in vehicle, on seat next to problematic window 2. Ignition key is on 3. Door in question is opened (in case you closed it) 4. While door is open, press and hold power window button in desired window travel, keep button pressed !! 5. SLAM hard the door closed with one hand while other hand holds button as per #4. 6. Watch window operate as it should.
7. Repeat 3-6 if necessary, but usually the first try works!
Have a '83 Porsche 944 and replaced the passenger side power window motor a while back and now have a short somewhere in the dash that I need to fix. But the passenger window is down and I need to know how to raise it without the motor.
Regulator --common on GM ---sometimes spread to all the windows over time --albeit no warning
---honk honk honk come out window gone attempted break in NO ---the window dropped in the
middle of the night ---Silly ---laugh you bought GM --Ford's No Better
sounds like bad regulator, pull your door panel apart and it is the part that goes onto the motor. long bow shaped thing with cable attached. pop out rivets, (I think 3 rivets) and on the upper side there are 2 nuts that have to be removed. then wiggle it around till you can get it out of the biggest hole in door. Good Luck.
The gears may be stripped. In any case you may be able to raise the window by hand by pulling it up and, on the cheap and easy, duct tape the window up (it's already broke you can't make it too much worse unless you break the glass). If you can't just pull it up you will have to take the door apart and check out what's really going on ... Try to push it up by hand from inside the door and see what the problem is. Be very carefull if you should try to run the window with the motor never put your hands in a place that they could be mangled by the motor or the movement of the window if it should 'catch'... You can also prop the window up from inside the door with a vice grip or a piece of wood of the correct length.