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Driver side window will not stop going up or down,

Driver side window on my 1997 F 150 Lariat will not stop going up or down, motor will continue to run and gear skips. Is there a limit switch?You have to let off the switch right at the top and bottom of the window stroke.

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  • floathi Jul 12, 2009

    I replaced the the motor not long ago, I am sure your right. Thanks for the quick response now its time to watch NASCAR. Have a great nite!

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Sorry friend there is not limit on the switch, the switch will continue to provide power to the motor that is why there is a draw on the volt meter on the dash or the lights dime at night when you activate the power window and it reaches to the top and bottom as on the passenger side also. What has happened and should be addressed soon as you can is the window track has come lose or the nylon track has worn down causing the gears on the motor to skip when the switch is still pushed to the up or down position. If your not to familiar with the removal of the inner door panel, take it to a auto glass place and they can repair the problem faster and more economical then the dealer. Most dealer will call there glass person in to do repairs like this, since they know that it's cheaper for them to hire out and charge you the mark up. that's why you always see a glass repair truck at a dealer once a week. If you like to fix it your self, your going to have to remove the inside door panel to get the electric motor and window track and replace the damaged part or tighten the gears on the electric motor if that is all it is, but i am thinking that it's going to be the track that the gears roll on to move the windows up and down. Good luck friend and if you go to Auto Zone they can give you the step by step instructions to removing the door panel and buy some extra door panel clips, some will 95% of the time break and will need to be replaced.

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