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Old 06-27-2006, 20:06   #1 (permalink)
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Question Please help! Power windows problem

Yo guys, the power windows on my wife's 97 Taurus GL just stopped working. All of a sudden, no power windows. Everything else in the car still works, power locks, power seat, power trunk release, power mirrirs, etc. Any idea why the power windows would just suddenly stop working? Thanks.
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Old 06-30-2006, 12:30   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Please help! Power windows problem

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Ford issued TSB 98-25-13 on power windows sticking and binding on 1996 - 2001 Taurus and Sables to the point they do not roll up or down. They attribute this to the window glass sticking to the weatherstrip. They recommend cleaning the weatherstrip and spraying it with silicone spray to correct the problem.
http://v8sho.com/SHO/Power%20Windows...NotOperate.htm
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eziest and cheapest checks firts;
check fuse #33

power window relay; located inside fuse box. Number 38 is upper left;

both are OK,have to ck Switch(s) wiring to window motor.

if no voltage to motors; could be in flex portion of harness where it enters door from interior; around hinge area(s)

and read this;
http://www.diynetwork.com/diy/ab_win...272112,00.html


This is the service procedure to check the power window motors.

1. With engine running, verify the power window operation by holding the power window switch in the down position for approximately 5 seconds. If window operates, proceed to Step 8. If window does not operate, proceed to Step 2.

2. Remove door trim panel.

3. Remove window motor from regulator and hook up a Digital Volt-Ohm Meter (DVOM) to measure DC volts at window motor connector.

4. With engine running, depress window switch (including driver master switch) and verify a minimum of 12V at motor connector. If voltage is OK, proceed to Step 5. If under 12 volts, investigate switch or other source of resistance.

5. Reconnect electrical connectors and function window motor.

6. If motor functions, reinstall motor. If motor exhibits lock-up, replace motor.

7. Pry the weatherstrip seal from the door glass along the header.

8. Lower the window and clean the weatherstrip glass run with a clean cloth that has been saturated with silicone spray.

I would clean and silicone the weatherstrip before I go and take anything apart.
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Re: Please help! Power windows problem

Thanks for the suggestions, i will check those fuses and relays. Since ALL 4 power windows quit working all at once, it certainly isn't a single motor problem, or a sticking glass problem, it must be an electrical wiring problem bringing power to the master controls in the driver door.

I checked the fuses in the power distribution box under the hood, they were all OK. However, on the fuse panel under the dash there are many, many small fuses, and I have no idea which is for what.

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Re: Please help! Power windows problem

Found the problem. There were 2 blown fuses on the panel under the dash. I replaced them both, now everything works again.
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great!
now, if they blow again; have to find the short; or maybe the sticking glass problem can cause this and the load could stress the motor(s) and blow em
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