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Old 07-05-2007, 13:48   #1 (permalink)
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97 taurus - how do I raise the windows manually

Hi Folks,

Can anyone tell me how I can manually raise the windows on my 97 taurus. It is raining and cold and the dealership is closed for the day. Thanx

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Hi Folks,

Can anyone tell me how I can manually raise the windows on my 97 taurus. It is raining and cold and the dealership is closed for the day. Thanx

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Pull the door panel but don't disconnect the switches yet. With the key on try to raise the windoe while banging on the inner door skin. If the window goes up you have a bad motor. If it still doesn't go up get two jumper wires, hook them to each terminal of the motor connector, and the other end to a battery. If it goes down whe you do this just reverse the connections at the battery and it should go up.
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Thank you friend.
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Re: 97 taurus - how do I raise the windows manually

Most of the times you can fix the +96 window motors by unplugging the connector and plugging it back in. It has fixed two non-operating motors on my '97 so far.
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Most of the times you can fix the +96 window motors by unplugging the connector and plugging it back in. It has fixed two non-operating motors on my '97 so far.
Did you ever figure out why that worked? My passenger front and rear windows tend to stop working in the winter from time to time. Are we talking moisture in the connector?

I had a similar problem just one with the driver front and after taking everything apart and putting it back again, I never had a problem. I chalked it up to dead spot on motor but was never sure. I'm thinking back connector now.
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Ford uses a heavy grease that dries out over time on their connectors. Same reason the door agar light and dome light stick on. Disconnecting the connector disturbs this grease and you get better contact.
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Sounds like disconnecting, cleaning off the dried residuals, putting some new grease on will do the trick.

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Thanks to all who replied to my query. I really appreciate the assistance. It seems that plugging in the connector after removing it really works...go figure. LOL.
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tbird100636, thank you so much for the extremely awesome tip. A thump to the door did exactly what you predicted it would and saved me from having to block up the window to pass inspection!!
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Glad to hear you got it buddy.

tbird100636, is awesome when it comes to this stuff.
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