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1994 taurus power window motor turns windows don't work. I checked the fuses and the wires going to the windows on the driver's side

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If the motor turns but the window does not move, you probably have a defective window "regulator," which is what the motor is supposed to turn to move the window. If the motor actually runs (and you should be able to hear it, if it is in a quiet environment), then the problem is most likely not electrical at all. But the problem could be a cable out of place, or a broken (or out of place) flexible plastic gear track, or a stripped gear (probably plastic) in a "scissors" regulator configuration

Do you want to tackle such a repair yourself? If so, be aware that it will require you to dismantle the door, and maybe even take the window out of it!

Posted on Apr 17, 2017

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    Jerry S. Caccavaro Apr 17, 2017

    I have been researching this for weeks and this is the first time this answer has come up. It sounds very logical and direct and I'm going to give it a try. I'm so frustrated that I wasted so much time looking at electrical issues like fuses and broken wires that I'm going to dive right into this. Thanks. You may have saved my sanity.

  • solver2010 Apr 17, 2017

    That's why I am still on this earth... to help others!

  • Jerry S. Caccavaro
    Jerry S. Caccavaro Apr 17, 2017

    Stick around I'll have more like my radio doesn't work.

  • solver2010 Apr 17, 2017

    Would that be your car radio, in the same car?

  • Jerry S. Caccavaro
    Jerry S. Caccavaro Apr 18, 2017


  • solver2010 Apr 18, 2017

    With the radio off, but the ignition on (or motor running), if you turn your headlights on, does anything light up on the radio, first with the radio off, and secondly, with the radio on? Please note that it may have to be dark in the car to see such lighting on the front panel of the radio!

  • Rhonda Webster
    Rhonda Webster Apr 18, 2017

    I agree that the problem is probably the regulator. Here is a how to video: I hope that helps!



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