1995 Ford Taurus 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 165000 miles
The right rear power window on my '95 Taurus GL failed a few days ago in the open position (it normally goes only half-way down). I've hot-wired the input leads in the door panel in both directions -- no go, so I'm guessing the regulator/motor assembly has died. I think the motor is pop riveted into place. The Haynes manual says only the dealer can repair it. True? I've replaced window glass in a '74 Dart Sport ("Duster" body) and an '86 Daytona. Do you think I could handle the motor replacement? Or do you think the problem is elsewhere? What baffles me is why the rear units should fail (I bought the car recently with the left rear inoperable) before the front. Seems to me the front units would get far greater use. Are the rear units lighter duty? Would it be possible to simply remove the motor and somehow raise the window by leveraging the teeth in the "drive rail" one by one? I'd be happy to simply close the window.
have the same problem?
Monday, July 5th, 2010 AT 8:36 AM