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If the window motor makes noise but the window doesn't go up or down is it because the window itself is track?

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Most likely the plastic part called a Regulator is broken. This part has the teeth that mesh with the gears. The drive gear could also be stripped; you need both parts to be good for a working assembly. If either is broken, you get the problem you have.

A glass shop can do this repair for you. Sometimes depending on the Make of car, there are special sized rivets you need to replace to join the Regulator to the window.

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SOURCE: power windows

Remove the front door trim panel.
2. Disconnect the 2P connector from the motor.
Connect the motor terminals directly to battery voltage (12V) and check that the motor operates smoothly.
Next, reverse the polarity and check that the motor operates smoothly in the reverse direction.
If the operation is abnormal, replace the motor.

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SOURCE: The driver's window of my 2004 Audi A4 is not going up and making noises. There is no problem going down, it even goes down by itself. How do I know what is wrong?

You have a broken window reglator very common problem

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SOURCE: Honda Odyssey 2000 Driver window won't go down

If you hear the motor running, but no movement, you need a regulator/motor assembly.

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SOURCE: my window is off track. motor is still working.

On the inside trim, you can remove screws that are by the door handle, arm rest, under door and side of door and then gently pull back on the panel as there will also be retaining clips attached and you don't want to break them. You'll need to lift the door panel upwards in order to get it off the window ledge. Then you'll need to manipulate the panel and disconnect the door handle linkage from the door handle and disconnect the wiring for your controls. Pull back the weather seal and you'll be able to get to the tracks. You may need to get some replacement clips to remount the window to the track

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SOURCE: Power window drivers side doesn"t work

You will need to replace the window motor, it kinda like a starter motor when starting to go out will not have enough power, same with the window motor, brushes are worn.Also could blow a fuse, asking for to much voltage to work.

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