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Power quarter vent window

Our 1998 Ford windstar has a problem with the passenger side power quarter (vent) window. It will open with the window switch, but not close - any clues on how to reset?

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All I do is (A) mess with the front window buttons --down a little/up a little-- then (B) the rear window works fine. Until (C) the next time it doesn't. AKA If (C) do (A) until (B). :)

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The motor that drives this window is very small and prone to failure, gain access to the motor connector and with a 12 volt test light probe the motor connector wires while someone operates the switch to open or close the window.

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Where is the motor located for my rear quarter panel windows on my 05 Pontiac Montana SV6? And how do I test it?


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Did you review the rear quarter window description and operation?
Go to Step 2
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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?
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Go to Step 6 no

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  1. Turn OFF the ignition.
  2. Disconnect the rear quarter window switch.
  3. Turn ON the ignition, with the engine OFF.
  4. Probe the accessory voltage circuit of the rear quarter window switch harness connector with a test lamp that is connected to a good ground.
Does the test lamp illuminate?
yes Go to Step 5
no Go to Step 7

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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.
  2. Disconnect the appropriate rear quarter window actuator.
  3. Turn ON the ignition, with the engine OFF.
  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.
  5. Activate the rear quarter window switch to the Open and Close positions.
Does the test lamp illuminate?
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no Go to Step 11

6

  1. Turn OFF the ignition.
  2. Disconnect the appropriate rear quarter window actuator.
  3. Turn ON the ignition, with the engine OFF.
  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.
  5. Activate the rear quarter window switch to the Open and Close positions.
Does the test lamp illuminate?
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no Go to Step 11

7

Test the accessory voltage circuit for an open or a short to ground. Refer to Circuit Testing and Wiring Repairs in Wiring Systems.
Did you find and correct the condition?
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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.
Did you find and correct the condition?
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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.
Did you find and correct the condition?
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Repair the open in the ground circuit of the rear quarter window switch. Refer to Wiring Repairs and Connector Repairs in Wiring Systems.
Did you find and correct the condition?
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Repair the open in the appropriate power window motor rear vents control circuit. Refer to Wiring Repairs and Connector Repairs in Wiring Systems.
Did you find and correct the condition?
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--

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Replace the rear quarter window switch. Refer to Quarter Window Switch Replacement .
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Go to Step 14
--

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Replace the appropriate rear quarter window actuator. Refer to Body Side Window Actuator Replacement .
Did you complete the replacement?
Go to Step 14
--

14

Operate the system in order to verify the repair.
Did you correct the condition?
System OK
Go to Step 2

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