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Power window problem. engauges then disenguages

I replaced 2 motors for the side windows in my Ford Windstar. Both motors were dead. I replaced them both, motors work well, but the windows on BOTH sides both will only roll up for a certain amount, then the motor will spin freely. I will have to assist the window to finish its journey up, it will re-engauge, then it will stop again. Did I install these motors incorrectly? When the window reaches the closed position, the worm gear will grind if I'm not careful. Anyone know what I did wrong?

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Section 01-11: Glass, Frames and Mechanisms 1997 Windstar Workshop Manual REMOVAL AND INSTALLATION Door Glass and Regulator, Power Windows Removal
power window problem. engauges then disenguages - svw~us~en~file=ani_caut.gif~gen~ref.gif WARNING: IF THE REGULATOR COUNTERBALANCE SPRING MUST BE REMOVED OR REPLACED FOR ANY REASON, MAKE SURE THAT THE REGULATOR ARMS ARE IN A FIXED POSITION PRIOR TO REMOVAL TO PREVENT POSSIBLE INJURY DURING C-SPRING UNWIND.

  1. Remove front door trim panel (23942) and front door inside panel sound insulator (20394). Refer to Section 01-05 .
  1. Remove inside door belt weatherstrip.
  1. Remove front door window glass (21410) as described in this section.
  1. Remove two nut and washer assemblies attaching the window regulator equalizer arm bracket (23230).
  1. Remove four rivets retaining the front door window regulator base plate to door inner panel.
  1. Remove front door window regulator (23200) and front door window channel bracket (23288) from vehicle.
  1. Working on a bench, carefully bend tab flat to remove front door window regulator arm slides from front door window channel bracket.
  1. NOTE: Use care not to break tab; if tab is cracked or broken, replace front door window channel bracket. Make sure rubber bumper is installed properly on new front door window channel bracket, if replacement is made.

    Install new front door window regulator arm plastic guides into front door window channel bracket and bend tab back to 90 degrees.


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Installation
NOTE: The front door window channel bracket and window regulator electric drive (23394) are installed into the vehicle as one assembly. The front door window channel bracket may be disassembled from the window regulator electric drive as described in Door Glass and Regulator, Power Windows .

  1. Install window regulator electric drive with preassembled front door window channel bracket into vehicle. Set the regulator base plate to door inner panel using base plate locator tab as a guide.
  1. NOTE: Two 1/4-20 x 1 inch bolts and two 1/4-20 nut and washer assemblies may be used as alternates for glass retention. However, torque must not exceed 4-7 Nm (35-44 lb-in). Equivalent metric retainers may be used.

    Install four rivets to retain front door window regulator to door inner panel.
  1. Install window regulator equalizer arm bracket.
  1. Lower front door window regulator arms to access holes in door inner panel. Install front door window glass as outlined.
  1. Install inside door belt weatherstrip.
  1. Adjust front door window glass to make sure it is properly aligned with glass run. Check window for smooth operation.
  1. Install front door trim panel and front door inside panel sound insulator. Refer to Section 01-05 .


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Item Part Number Description 1 21410 Front Door Window Glass 2 23288 Front Door Window Channel Bracket 3 23394 Window Regulator Electric Drive 4 23230 Window Regulator Equalizer Arm Bracket 5 222A00 Front Door Glass Run Latch Side Retainer 6 N621906-S36 Nut and Washer 7 N800510-S36 Screw 8 23200 Front Door Window Regulator 9 W525172-S Rivet 10 W525175-S Rivet 11 — Wire Connector (Part of 14630 Wire Assembly) A — Tighten to 7-10 Nm (62-89 Lb-In)

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