One sure fired way of placing the blame on the motor or something mechanical near the motor
. And it not the wiring or switches that go there.
Does your Dome light dim down when you attempt to move the window? Or do you hear fruitless turning of the motor sounds, and no movement.
If so, the motor itself or linkages in the door are not allowing the motor's armature to turn. It's trying, if it's pulling amps, and the light dims.
If no results or sounds at all, it could be any of the the above, that I mentioned.
On some older Fords, I have been able to remove the motor, disassemble it, clean the armature, grease the bushings, reassemble it, and adjust the armature shaft pre-load. And all be fine!
Even though the units were sorta sealed up, like they were expendable, sacrifice assemblies. With understanding of how a DC electric motor works, they were EZ to mess with.
If The older Fords motors worked and did turn, many times the Clutch thingee on the end of the motor would be the problem. It had 3 nylon "pellets" that would get Old, Brittle, crunched up. The motor would turn and make racket, but the clutch thingee would sorta act stripped and the window would not move.I found that if you "tore" the clutch part, cleaned out the now crumbled up 3 nylon pellets.3 steel ball bearings could take their place (they had to be small enough for the cover to fit back on). All was good thereafter!
Monday, June 27th, 2011 AT 11:19 AM