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I have a 2000 ford mustang, my power windows on both the driver and passenger side were only working if i would open the driver side door the whole way, now none of them will work. i tried replacing the...


Hi, it sounds to me like the connector to the switch is loose or the wires are broken in the joint at the door hinge. When you open the door, it's either tugging less on the switch or it's letting a broken wire make contact. First pull up the switch and see if the connector is loose. While you're there, you can check for power to the switch connector. The power comes to the switch on a light blue wire with a black stripe. If there is no power there, trace the wire back thru the hinge boot to find a break or maybe just run a new wire. Let me know if you have questions, and thanks for using FixYa.
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May 31, 2011 | 2000 Ford Mustang

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I have a 1995 dodge dakota. I need to replace driver side door. Need to know how to take door off properly. Need diagram or something. HELP.


Removal & Installation
  1. Matchmark the hinge-to-body and hinge-to-door locations. Support the door either on jackstands or have somebody hold it for you.

  2. Remove the lower hinge-to-door bolts.

  3. Remove the upper hinge-to-door bolts and lift the door off the hinges.

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Details of a common door assembly-Dakota shown
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To install:

  1. If the hinges are being replaced, remove them from the door pillar.

  2. Install the door and hinges with the bolts finger-tight.

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View of the door hinges-1994-96 Pick-ups

Oct 23, 2010 | 1995 Dodge Dakota

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In the cold driver door does not open


as wierd as this sounds, where the door meets the car at the rubber seal, rub canola oil or some kind of cooking oil, it does not freeze and the door will not stick to the car. Another problem can be that the check strap, the little strap (usually looks like a little metal bar that comes out the front edge of the door between the two hinges) gets sticky. White grease can help that sometimes.

Dec 12, 2009 | 2005 Nissan Altima

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97 dodge dakota driver door sag, repair.


Likely nothing to adjust.
With the door open, see if the door can be lifted up and down while looking at the hinges. If there is play, the door hinge pins/bushings are worn out, and on some vehicles, the hinges are not serviceable, and replacement will be needed. G/L

Oct 02, 2009 | 1997 Dodge Dakota

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Driver door will not close properly>


These things can be a pain, cause I have one... Have you adjusted the striker mechanism? Your adjustments are basically the striker and the door hinges. It is possible that you have worn door hinge pin(s). You may need to adjust the hinges. Rick

Apr 15, 2009 | 1990 GMC C1500

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Need to grease driver side door hinge on our 2005 Sienna.


If you can get a can of lithum grease in a spray can use the straw to spray on inside of hinge this may save you time.

Apr 09, 2009 | 2006 Toyota Sienna

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Door locks no power going to them


Had the same problem - check wiring in the door. The wiring in driver's door was pinched between the hinges (not to smart of a place for the wiring to be) but this solved my problem after buying two motors and they still did not work.

Jul 26, 2008 | 1999 Chevrolet Astro

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