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Driver side Power Window won't work

Passenger side power window does work

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You need a motor for your window if it elcetirical

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Switch or drive motor are first suspects.
Do you hear anything when you press the button for up or down?
If yes, then it mechainical inside the door, if not then you are going to need to very voltage is getting to the motor. Both cases you are going to get inside the door by removing the inner cover, parts stores sell the tools for removal, take care to not damage things. If you don't have a volt meter, they are cheap, if your going to work on things it is on the REQUIRED items of any toolbox. If you have voltage then you will have to unplug the motor and check the resistance of the windings. If the motor is working then the control linkage could be broken, very common problem. I would not suggest getting a replacement part in the junk yard for that, motors maybe.... Obviously the repair manual will offer excellent instruction of access and remove/replace on the motor of the modulator for the window.

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  • GO to Pinpoint Test E .

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