Right front electric window keeps opening by itself
My fault, I left the windows open about an inch during heavy rain the day before yesterday. Last night, the right hand window started opening by itself. It won't close unless I bang my fist a bunch of times on the right hand door near the window switch. Then it will (usually) close. After about a minute of driving, it opens again. The drivers side switch is generally the only one that will close it, but only after banging on the door handle area for a while.
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Window Regulators and Motors - REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
Some window regulators are retained at least in part, by
heavy-duty pull rivets. To remove these rivets, the center mandrel must
be pushed through with a small punch, and the rivet(s) drilled out with a
inch drill bit. The factory recommended repair requires the
use of the same quality of heavy-duty pull rivet.
Fig. Typical W-Body power window regulator and bolt tightening
Fig. Chevrolet models use a cross-arm type window regulator
Coupe and sedan front doors use a cross arm regulator. The
following procedures are required for removal and replacement of both
power and manual window regulators.
Remove the door trim panel, as outlined in this section.
Remove the plastic sheet water deflector and the energy absorber
Remove the door window. Please see Door Window Glass, Removal and
Installation in this section.
Detach the electrical connector, if equipped.
Remove the window regulator bolts and the regulator cam nut.
Drill out and remove the pull rivets.
Remove the window regulator cam bolt.
Remove the window regulator from the vehicle.
Do not attempt to service the window regulator motor separately.
It is part of the window regulator. The regulator lift arm is under
tension from the counterbalance spring and can cause personal injury if
the motor is removed from the regulator. The door window regulator
cannot be serviced separately. If defective, replace the regulator and
motor as an assembly. To install:
Position the regulator by inserting the bottom through the access
opening in the door, then rotate the top of the regulator through the
opening while lowering the regulator to clear the top of the access
opening. Align the holes in the regulator with holes in the door inner
Install the door window regulator bolts and tighten to 89 inch
lbs. (10 Nm).
Install new pull rivets. Install the upper left rivet first,
followed by the lower right rivet.
Install the door window regulator cam bolt and cam nut and tighten
both to 89 inch lbs. (10 Nm).
Attach the electrical connector, if equipped with power windows.
Install the door window. Please see Door Window Glass, Removal and
Installation in this section.
Install the energy absorber (foam pad) and reposition the plastic
sheet water deflector.
Install the door trim panel, as outlined in this section.
Unfortunatley, there are many problems with this model. "google" Cougar and youwill find many unhappy people. Open windows will get the inside of the car wet, but will not affect the gas. It sounds like a bad tranny, but try some drygas first.
As a last resort, I might try something like that, but remember that the door is heavy and that hanging it from the latch assembly will not do good things to the latch. If you try that, I'd first open the window and tie the door off to the roof rack to keep the door weight off the latch. Likely the latch will not release by removing the hinge bolts, but it may give you more room to get the inside panel removed.
might be water inside the car leaked in slowly from the soft top in heavy rain, does the car smell slighly inside when all windows are closed? take the seats out and remove the water under the carpets, then leave everything to dry by slightly opening the windows for moisture to escape, try parking the car in the sun..........
For windows, try to clean the relay from the engine compartiment, may be is an imperfect contact. About the interior fan is normaly, at volvo s60, because it has a sensor, and the fan start to clean your ventilation sistem. It runs only 7 minutes, than it's stops. you don't have to wory. Sorry for, my english, but i'm from Romania. I hope you understand
First check the power window fuse, 1. Remove the door panel for the affected window. 2. Locate
and remove the bolts holding the regulator to the door; it is likely
you will have to manually lower the window in order to access the bolts. 3.
Remove the old regulator, disconnect all wiring and check the wiring , replace the old
regulator with a new one if defective. 4. Tighten the bolts holding the new
regulator and reinstall the moisture barrier. Make sure all the wires
are put back in the door before closing the door panel. 5. Engage the power window switch and the new regulator should work unimpeded.