01 Taurus - Window/Door won't open - Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars
Ford Taurus | Mercury Sable | Ford Taurus SHO | 1986-2007 Forum for discussion of the Ford Taurus, Mercury Sable and Ford Taurus SHO. Covers vehicle years: 1986-2007

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 05-06-09, 10:04 AM Thread Starter
Registered User
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 1
01 Taurus - Window/Door won't open

Purchased a 2001 Taurus two years ago. Last year, started having problems with drivers side window not wanting to open (roll down) and passenger door not unlocking when pushing the key button. Sometimes, must unlock the door from the inside. Took to dealer, they replaced parts in window and door, but same problems persists. Back to dealer, they used WD-40, but could not replicate the problems. Doesn't happen all the time. Seems like problems occur more when weather is cold, and less if weather is warm - don't know if this makes any sense, but it's the only thing I noticed. Took it back to dealer last week, they can't duplicate it, so no fix.

Thanks for any help you can provide.
johnkc is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 05-08-09, 04:11 PM
360ci's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Waterloo
Posts: 2,477
Re: 01 Taurus - Window/Door won't open

WD-40! Next time, they'll use duct tape...!

If the window motor/actuator and door locks work occasionally, then it's most likely a wiring problem... a short somewhere along the line. Make sure that the wiring connectors have no exposed wires, as moisture can accumulate. If you have a multimeter, test all the leads you can reach. Be sure to have an assistant run the locks or window while you test the wires.

Also check that the dealer properly installed the vapor barrier in the door. If not, you could always fabricate a replacement or tell the dealer to order you a new one. I find that they're good to remove/replace a few times, before they no longer stick on.

'00 Durango R/T 360ci 290hp (modded); 138,500m
'06 Pontiac G6 GT 3.5L 220hp; 44,000m
'12 Chrysler 200 Limited 3.6L 283hp; 13,000m
'99 Taurus 3.0L 2V Vulcan 145hp; 154,300m - Traded
Amsoil in all vehicles!
360ci is offline  
Sponsored Links

  Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars > Ford Cars and PAG Vehicles > Ford Taurus | Mercury Sable | Ford Taurus SHO | 1986-2007
Gear in this thread - Powered by O'Reilly Auto Parts

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome