The left rear window on my explorer has stopped going down. I recall that the last time it did go down, it took a moment to get moving as if it were stuck. I assumed the hot day had made the window lining stick to the window and after it cooled down, I'd have my window back moving again. No such luck!
So I took the door panel off and measured the voltage at the motor connector. 12V and -12V depending upon the position of the rocker switch. When I hit the switch, I can hear a faint knock coming from the motor, but the window does not move.
Do I have a bad motor? Is there possibly a reset on the motor that I can trip? Anything else to try before I buy a new motor?
Okay so I have to replace the motor. After looking inside, it's obvious that 4 star srews hold the motor to a black plastic assembly that is held to another black cable assembly with 3 larger star screws.
I would like to just remove the motor assembly without taking out the regulator, cables, etc. Is that possible?
Can I just remove the 3 big star screws and pull the motor from the cable assembly?
I'm not sure about the cable type of regulator, but typically the regulators have a spring in then to balance the weight of the glass. With the window closed (up) I would think you should be able to remove the motor, to be safe try to put a piece of wood to keep the window up while you remove the motor. Good luck.