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    Default 76 power windows causing fits

    I replaced the electrical connector on the bottom of the power window button for both windows as I could not get the windows to come down. Well the right went down and will not come back up and the left still doesnt budge. I can hear a clicking sound coming from the door(?) when I push the window button. Any suggestions?
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    Are the door panels off so you can see 'everything'?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Evolution1980 View Post
    Are the door panels off so you can see 'everything'?

    No, but I will remove them...what am I looking for?

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    Quote Originally Posted by panzerman View Post
    No, but I will remove them...what am I looking for?
    The power window motor...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Evolution1980 View Post
    The power window motor...

    I thought that if the power window motor wnet out the window usually drops down...is this an old wives tale? So once I get the panel off and AI push the button I should get what? A clicking if the power window is out or?? Trying to get my cards aligned so when I get home I can check it all out. Thanks for anwering all the questions as well....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Evolution1980 View Post
    The power window motor...
    "But seriously, folks..."

    Being able to see the motor. wiring, connectors, etc. may help you narrow down your problem. Maybe a stuck gear, corroded wiring, etc. The visual inspection will help you troubleshoot this further. Plus, you can get closer to the source of your sound(s).
    Inspect everything and see if anything seems obviously "not right". Report back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by panzerman View Post
    I thought that if the power window motor wnet out the window usually drops down...is this an old wives tale? So once I get the panel off and AI push the button I should get what? A clicking if the power window is out or?? Trying to get my cards aligned so when I get home I can check it all out. Thanks for anwering all the questions as well....
    There's various reasons why the window would drop down. But a "broken p/w motor" isn't an always true statement. In fact, if only the motor goes bad, it will usually just seize up and will keep the window where ever it was when the motor froze.
    A broken gear assembly or broken window track could cause the window to drop.

    "A clicking sound" near the motor could be a couple different things, not limited to bad wiring that no longer delivers enough current, a seized or broken gear, possibly bad clutch assm, failed solenoid()

    Once you get your eyes and ears on it, you should have a much better idea.

    Ahh, yes! I just remembered a common trick that has been brought up various times in these hallowed halls!
    Once the door panel is off, take a big rubber mallet and give the motor a couple good whacks towards the bottom. It works! It did for me! (I'll see if that thread is still around...)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Evolution1980 View Post
    Ahh, yes! I just remembered a common trick that has been brought up various times in these hallowed halls!
    Once the door panel is off, take a big rubber mallet and give the motor a couple good whacks towards the bottom. It works! It did for me! (I'll see if that thread is still around...)
    Here it is! There's also another link in that thread referencing another window removal thread.

    Gotta love the CAC and being able to search threads!

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    Check the spring on the right side. If it's broken, the motor will not raise the window.
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