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Driver side power window does not work, the Ford dealer said it was an actuator and motor but i dont have $300 to pay them to do it.

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Hello, this repair can be done at a Glass shop. It should be less expensive than a Dealer. If you are unable to pay a Glass shop, try going to a Salvage yard. Not all Salvage yards are the same in how they work. Some will pull off the parts and hand them to you. Others require you to do it yourself.

When you do it yourself you have a chance to learn how the parts come off a van before you destroy your own. You must find a Van the same year or one which is made the same.

If you are absolutely broke, and can live without a window which goes up and down, you can use a few small clamps, and some wood and block the glass up into the frame. This means no fast food, no ATM, no Drugstores, no Tollbooths, or any convenience of business using a Drive-through.

You just need to remove the doorpanel from your van and the switches in the door. Then brace and secure the window glass. I hope my solutions are very helpful to you and that you have a chance of saving part of the $300 quote.

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