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My drivers side electric window won't work

I've got a 1996 ford escort and my drivers side electric window won't go down. The passenger side works but not drivers side. I can hear a click on the switch. Any idea's

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  • Jessica Tull
    Jessica Tull Jun 20, 2008

    I'm having the same problem with my 96 ford taurus. All my other windows go up and down, but my driver side window just makes a "click" noise when you push it down, but when you push it in the up position it acts like it wants to go up (it's stuck in the up position). I don't have a clue what the problem is...Anyone know? I can't afford to go to a repair shop and was going to just buy the parts and do it myself.



    Please help!!!!

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Hi Hawkeye1973

The first thing you should do is swap the passenger switch in place of the drivers switch and then see if the window now works. If so then you need a new drivers side switch. It may be clicking but it may not be working.

If it still doesn't work then you need to get your hands on a volt meter and get back to me.

TULL FAMILY
You need to remove the drivers door panel and investigate the window mechanism, it sounds asthough its sticking.

Very best regards

Geordie

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Thank yo for the schematic Ernesto. It says Nissan 1996, so is the 2008 still using the same schematic?


It can be issue with motor itself.If its not going up,then how its working down.But still it feels like weak window motor or is issue with power window switch.Get the voltage tested at switch and motor.Also try another working window motor at not working window side.
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