04 Ford Windstar Minivan

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Old 12-12-08, 11:59 AM
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04 Ford Windstar Minivan

driver side window intermittently will not roll up/down. What could it be? Ford dealer wants to charge $98 just to look at it! (does not include cost to fix it). Any suggestions would be appreciated!
 
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Old 12-12-08, 12:47 PM
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Faulty switch or faulty motor. The intermittent nature of problems sometimes makes it difficult to troubleshoot them. For $98 at a dealership you would be getting about an hour of troubleshooting labor time. Have you inquired at a good independent?
 
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Old 12-12-08, 12:50 PM
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Could be as simple as a loose or corroded plug. I agree...check with a few independents.
 
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Independent? I'm sorry, would that be like a neighborhood mechanic?
 
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Old 12-12-08, 03:11 PM
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Yep...local mechanic or a shop that specializes in auto electrical.
 
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faulty window

The wires can break from opening and closing the door also. RW
 
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Old 12-13-08, 06:11 AM
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Good point by wrench; you might try wiggling the wire bundle in the door jamb between the hinges where it runs from the door to the frame. If you can make it work/not work that's where the problem could be.
 
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Okay, thanks to you all! I appreciate the information and replies!
 
 

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