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The power windows will not go down when you press the button. It sounds like they are trying to but will not.

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  • Anonymous Aug 15, 2008

    I have the same problem with our 2004 Mercury Mountaineer. One window just wont work and we have already taken it to the dealership when it first started a few years ago but its still doesnt work after they fixed it.

  • benharvey15 Oct 13, 2008

    my 99 cougars window wont go up or down. happened all of a sudden one day.. it was rolled all the way down... i went into a store.. came out 5 minutes later.. and it wouldnt roll up.

  • jbt6666 Jan 24, 2009

    i have the same problem have you found a fix for it yet?



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Take a look at window regulator see if something shook loose

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You want to quick fix ? Get some WD - 40 and spray down inside the door panel. That worked for me one time. But is will only last a day or two.

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