Power windows not working properly?

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JOHN MADEIRA
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  • 2006 DODGE STRATUS
  • 2.6L
  • V6
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 170,000 MILES
My front driver/passenger windows will not operate as well as the power lock button. The back windows work just fine.
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Thursday, July 4th, 2019 AT 8:06 AM

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Tiny
KEN
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Hello,

Does the windows and door locks operate from the passengers side? If not it sounds like the main window switch has gone out. here is a guide to help you test to confirm the issue with diagrams and instructions below to show you how to replace the switch on your car:

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/electric-window-repair

Check out the diagrams (below). Please let us know what you find.

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Friday, July 5th, 2019 AT 5:27 PM
Tiny
VEREDIA
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  • 2005 DODGE STRATUS
Electrical problem 4 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 43000 miles

All fuses and relays have been tested with a tester, and are fine. The problem seems to be in the door where the swithes are. I don't know how to get the cover off to check for loose wire, or if this is even a possible problem. Please help. My driver side window is stuck halfway down, and it is supposed to rain this weekend. I have no garage. Also I am a single mother with no one to help. Garages are all closed on weekend in this small town.
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Veredia
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Saturday, August 29th, 2020 AT 1:13 PM (Merged)
Tiny
CARADIODOC
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There is not much to do if you cant get it to move except tape a plastic bag over the window. Try to hold the switch in the "up" position while you pull the window up.

You can get the part on Amazon for 90.00 bucks

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007CJ6IT4/ref=as_li_qf_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=2carprcom-20&creative=9325&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=B007CJ6IT4&linkId=4df3d92054ba77502806498d1b013270

If the window starts to move, suspect a bad window motor. I have a fix.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-check-and-replace-a-electric-power-window-motor

Check out the diagrams (Below)

Please let us know if you need anything else to get the problem fixed.

Cheers, Caradiodoc
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Saturday, August 29th, 2020 AT 1:13 PM (Merged)
Tiny
VEREDIA
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Thank you I will have time this weekend good thing I have prime.
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Saturday, August 29th, 2020 AT 1:13 PM (Merged)
Tiny
QUINNBRIANA
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  • 2005 DODGE STRATUS
Electrical problem
2005 Dodge Stratus 38,000 miles

I recently replaced the motor in my driver's side front window, but now all 4 of my power windows stopped working at once! What could be causing this? Could this be something as simple as a fuse, or does it sound like something more complicated/expensive?
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Saturday, August 29th, 2020 AT 1:13 PM (Merged)
Tiny
ZACKMAN
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If all four motors don't work, the culprit may be the relay. There are two places where it may reside. In the relay/fuse box under the hood or dashboard side panel on the driver side.
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Saturday, August 29th, 2020 AT 1:13 PM (Merged)
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NEMEYERS
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I just purchased this car used SXT model. Only the passenger front power window works. The fuse is good. There is no sounds from the window motors when you push the buttons. Is it possible three of the four window motors need replaced?
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Saturday, August 29th, 2020 AT 1:13 PM (Merged)
Tiny
SCGRANTURISMO
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Hello,

This could be bad power window switches. I have included a wiring diagram of the Power Window Circuits in your vehicle in the diagrams down below for you. Please check for battery voltage at each one of the power window switches. I have included a link below for you to go to if you are unfamiliar with how to use a multimeter.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-use-a-voltmeter

Please get back to us with what your voltage readings are, please. We can go from there.

Thanks,
Alex
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Saturday, August 29th, 2020 AT 1:13 PM (Merged)
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TEALEX06
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2003 dodge stratus window problem: My window wont roll up. It rolled down, but now won't go up. Is it the motor or the switch?
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Saturday, August 29th, 2020 AT 1:13 PM (Merged)
Tiny
JACOBANDNICKOLAS
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Have you checked if there is power to the motor? Also, check the wiring between the door and the door frame. The wiring in the rubber boot has a problem with breaking.

Let me know what you find.

Joe
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Saturday, August 29th, 2020 AT 1:13 PM (Merged)
Tiny
JGBADILLO
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The passengers window switches will not operate the windows at all. The master switch will operate them up and down with ease.

The master switch will not lock or open any of the doors. The only one that works some what is the front passenger side, it only locks all the doors but will not open them.

I checked the fusses and did not find any that where bad.
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Saturday, August 29th, 2020 AT 1:14 PM (Merged)
Tiny
CARADIODOC
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For this type of problem, start by checking for broken or frayed wires between the door hinges. If you find any, I'll paste a copy of how I repair them.
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Saturday, August 29th, 2020 AT 1:14 PM (Merged)
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DOMINCK
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My back windows do not go down. Front window passenger side works only from driver's side.
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Saturday, August 29th, 2020 AT 1:14 PM (Merged)
Tiny
KEN
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This sounds like you have a main window switch that is out. Here is a guide to help you test to confirm the failure:

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/electric-window-repair

This will show you how to test the switch here is a wiring diagram to show you how the system works.

Check out the diagrams (below). Please let us know what you find.

Cheers, Ken
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KATHYBEL
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  • 2002 DODGE STRATUS
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Window will go down, but won't go up. Sometimes if you flip the button up and down and hit the inside door panel by window controls it will go up, but takes some playing and saying some choice words.
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Saturday, August 29th, 2020 AT 1:14 PM (Merged)
Tiny
JACOBANDNICKOLAS
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Welcome to 2CarPros.

The power window motor changes direction based on polarity. Basically, there are two wires to it. If power enters in one wire, the motor runs one direction. If power enters on the opposite wire, the motor goes the other direction.

Now, take a look at picture 1. It shows the two wires coming from the window master switch on the driver's side. Based on which direction you turn the switch determines which wire gets power. If it isn't the driver's door window, let me know.

My first suspect is the switch is going bad. To check, you need to remove the door panel to access the switch. Then using a test light, check to see if power goes to the motor when you select up. The wires going to the driver's side window motor are white and the other is light blue. The light blue one is in question. That is the wire which receives power when you request the window to go up. So, using that test light, check to see if the switch sends power to that wire when you try to put the window up. If it doesn't, replace the switch. If there is power, check the wire to the motor and it's connections.

As mentioned in the prior response, it is getting older, but the motor doesn't care which way it turns. If it works one way, it will work the other if it gets power. Also, here are a couple links to help with the testing process:

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-check-wiring

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-use-a-test-light-circuit-tester

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Here is the manual's description of how it works.

Front and rear door window lift motors are of the permanent magnet type. A battery positive and negative connection to either of the two motor terminals will cause the motor to rotate in one direction. Reversing current through these same two connections will cause the motor to rotate in the opposite direction.
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If you determine that the switch needs replaced, here are the directions. Pic 2 shows the door panel and fasteners. Picture 3 indicates what type of fasteners are used.

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Switch removal and replacement

REMOVAL
1. Disconnect and isolate the battery negative cable.
2. Remove the door trim panel.
3. Remove the switch mounting fasteners.

INSTALLATION
1. Install switch and mounting fasteners.
2. Install door trim panel.
3. Connect battery negative cable.

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Let me know if this helps or if you have other questions.

Take care,
Joe
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Saturday, August 29th, 2020 AT 1:14 PM (Merged)
Tiny
TERRY11961
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2001 Dodge Stratus, 81000 miles, needs brakes, defrost rear window does not work, A/C needs to be charged, fan system does not work (can get heat on hi only), oil change, and tune up. Just had tranny fixed to the tune of $2000.

Fix it or junk it?
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Saturday, August 29th, 2020 AT 1:14 PM (Merged)
Tiny
SERVICE WRITER
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Are you willing to do anything yourself?

Can you get another car in similar shapr for the little money that it will take?

https://www.2carpros.com/car_articles/buy_repair.htm
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Tiny
SWEENER07
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  • 2000 DODGE STRATUS
Electrical problem
2000 Dodge Stratus 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic

The rear windows will not work. The front ones work just fine
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Tiny
BMRFIXIT
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If front working that eliminate the possibility of a bad fuse
suspect window motor and or switch at the motor

Remove door panel and check for power and ground
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