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Rear vent windows do not close. - 1996 Dodge Grand Caravan

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I find more of a problem opening them, the system could have used a better design, They are very hard to operate but most like there is nothing wrong with them, just work with them

Posted on Sep 19, 2010

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SOURCE: Cannot close rear vent windows

Sometimes screw have loosen and wont pull it in.
Try to tighten screws.

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1

Did you review the rear quarter window description and operation?
Go to Step 2
Go to Symptoms - Body Rear End

2

Verify that the rear quarter windows are inoperative.
Do the rear quarter windows operate normally?
Go to Testing for Intermittent Conditions and Poor Connections in Wiring Systems
Go to Step 3

3

Are both rear quarter windows inoperative?
Go to Step 4 yes
Go to Step 6 no

4

  1. Turn OFF the ignition.
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  3. Turn ON the ignition, with the engine OFF.
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Does the test lamp illuminate?
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no Go to Step 7

5

Connect a test lamp between the accessory voltage circuit of the rear quarter window switch harness connector and the ground circuit of the rear quarter window switch harness connector.
Does the test lamp illuminate?
Go to Step 8
Go to Step 10

6

  1. Turn OFF the ignition.
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no Go to Step 11

6

  1. Turn OFF the ignition.
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  4. Connect a test lamp between the power window motor rear vents open control circuit of the rear quarter window actuator harness connector and the power window motor rear vents close control circuit of the rear quarter window actuator harness connector.
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7

Test the accessory voltage circuit for an open or a short to ground. Refer to Circuit Testing and Wiring Repairs in Wiring Systems.
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Inspect for poor connections at the harness connector of the rear quarter window switch. Refer to Testing for Intermittent Conditions and Poor Connections and Connector Repairs in Wiring Systems.
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9

Inspect for poor connections at the harness connector of the appropriate rear quarter window actuator. Refer to Testing for Intermittent Conditions and Poor Connections and Connector Repairs in Wiring Systems.
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Did you find and correct the condition?
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Operate the system in order to verify the repair.
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SECTION 501-11: Glass, Frames and Mechanisms 2001 Explorer Sport/Sport-Trac Workshop Manual
GENERAL PROCEDURES Rear Window Motor Initialization s1r~us~en~file=ani_caut.gif~gen~ref.gif CAUTION: Make sure that no obstructions are present in the power rear window system when carrying out this procedure.
NOTE: This procedure must be carried out when repairs are performed on any part of the power rear window system including when: the power rear window motor is removed from the window regulator drum housing, a new power rear motor is installed, a new power rear window regulator is installed, a new power rear window module is installed, and any operation in which grease or lubricants are applied to the power rear window system.
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  1. Verify correct operation of the power rear window by moving the window to the fully open, vent, then fully closed positions.
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  • The power rear window is inoperative (Explorer Sport Trac only)
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  • Go To Pinpoint Test K .

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  1. Verify correct operation of the power rear window by moving the window to the fully open, vent, then fully closed positions
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