99 escort driver side window
I was driving a few days ago and was putting the window up when I heard a semi-loud clang inside my driver side door. After that, the window would not go up or down and as I finished driving home the window just gradually sank inside the door.
Later that night I decided to remove the door panel and lift the window up and right now have it taped to the door. I was wondering if someone could tell me exactly how the automatic windows work to see if I could troubleshoot my problem.
I'm assuming that the motor burnt out but I want to be sure before I start trying to remove the plastic trim and stuff. The passenger and rear windows work fine, but when I try to raise or lower the driver side window I don't hear the motor even trying to operate. As I said, i'm assuming it's the motor but I don't know exactly how the automatic window operates.(maybe a part that does the raising/lowering broke off, etc)
I am relatively new to self auto repair so I'm trying to learn as I go along and would love to be able to fix this problem myself without the need of having to pay a mechanic.
Any help is appreciated.