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Old 08-19-2009, 16:29   #1 (permalink)
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How to lower tailgate window on 1986 Bronco?

I've searched high and low, and I haven't found this yet. I found a lot of good info, especially from Steve83. Man, that guy does some incredibly helpful photo's.

Anyway, I need to lower my rear window. Tried power directly to the motor, no dice. Motor is just dead. I am trying to find out what I need to do to get the window down. I imagine if I could unbolt the motor, then I could pull the window down by force. Anyone know what bolt(s) needed to do that? You wouldn't happen to have a photo of it would you?

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Old 08-20-2009, 08:36   #2 (permalink)
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Re: How to lower tailgate window on 1986 Bronco?

That's all shown in my Tailgate Tech album. If you can't get to the 3 gold 8mm (5/16") motor bolts in the 1st pic, remove the 4 11mm (7/16") nuts indicated by the red pointer in the 2nd.

1983 Ford Bronco Tailgate Tech picture | SuperMotors.net . 1983 Ford Bronco Tailgate Tech picture | SuperMotors.net

DON'T remove both or the regulator arms can snap like a bear trap.
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Re: How to lower tailgate window on 1986 Bronco?

Thanks. I had seen your Tailgate Tech before, but I wasn't sure what parts here to go after. Thanks for the information. I believe I should be able to get the motor mount bolts off as you describe under #1. I will give this a go when I get home tonight.

As I mentioned, this is being done with the tailgate closed and the glass all the way up. Should I be worried about the motor dropping? It's quite dead, but I am worried about OTHER pieces in the tailgate body. Is it heavy?

For future folk that might be searching for this information, the above links are to thumbnails. The full size images, with Steve83's excellent notes are here:

1983 Ford Bronco Tailgate Tech picture | SuperMotors.net
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Re: How to lower tailgate window on 1986 Bronco?

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Should I be worried about the motor dropping? It's quite dead, but I am worried about OTHER pieces in the tailgate body. Is it heavy?
It's not THAT heavy - maybe a couple of pounds. But there's nothing below that it could hurt, other than knocking a ding in the t/g skin. Did you look at the sectional views diagram?
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...the above links are to thumbnails.
Yeah, IDK what's up with that. Sometimes this BBS's software recognizes my linked thumbnails & diplays them correctly (like in my signature), and sometimes it screws them up, like that.
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