Question about Ford Fairmont
Ford vehiclesuse electric motors to turn the window regulator in models equippedwith power windows. These motors can wear out, the fuses can blow, orother electrical problems could occur that can prevent the window frommoving properly. you may try to diagnose the power window problem. Use this steps:
1. Check the fuses for burned out filaments by pulling the appropriate fuseand viewing it. Most Fords will have transparent fuses, and the filament can bechecked with a bright light or in sunlight. Many Fords come with a fuse pullerlocated in the interior fuse block cover. This small puller is a simple pair ofclips that grab the edges of a blade-style fuse. There may be a secondary fuseblock under the hood on the driver's side wheel well. It has larger blade fusesfor protecting the computerand subsystems from damage. Replace any blown fuses and check the window'soperation.
2.Test the window operation in relation to the other windows in the vehicle. If only one window is inoperablebut the others work, the problem could be a switch or a failing or bad electricmotor. Switch replacement is fairly easy in most Fords as they simply pop outof the door panel openings with slight pressure from a screwdriver. Unplug theswitch assembly, replace it with a new unit and press it back into the doorpanel. Test the window for operation.
3.Check the window glass for excessive play or signs of a "slippedtrack." The glass is secured by the window regulator that can failmechanically and cause the glass to become stuck. Repair this by removing thedoor panel (turn the armrest bolts and door handle screws counterclockwise,then disengage the pop rivets) and removing the motor by unplugging it alongwith the mount bolts. Replace the entire window regulator if the hinges andinternals cannot be repaired. Replace the motor by pressing it into the windowregulator gears, then securing the mount bolts and reconnecting it to theharness. Replace the door panel and switches, then test the window.
4. Check for operation of the window with the engine on and off, and with thekey in different positions.
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