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How do I fix Electric window motor

The window will roll down but will not roll up and makes a clicking sound

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  • katherinevil May 27, 2009

    What am I Looking for once I get the Panel off?

  • katherinevil May 27, 2009

    What do I look for once inside?

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Sounds like the gear on motor or the window pinion is slipping -- either loose, worn or broken. Need to remove door panel to investigate.

Posted on May 27, 2009

  • Samuel Charles Spriggs May 27, 2009

    You'll see the motor/pinion/rack inside the door. Operate the window and watch what happens. You'll probably see the problem immediately.

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