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Old 08-05-2017, 11:31 AM
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Another rear window thread but with a twist

95 EB 5.0. Rear window is either working flawlessly or not moving at all. When it's not moving the dome light dims when I'm either on the dash switch or key at tailgate. My son drives the truck and tells me sometimes it gets stuck down and sometimes up. Motor was replaced in 2013, and I replaced the right side roller in 2015. Left side was drooping and I found the roller to be crushed into an oval instead of a square.

This past week he was at the beach, so I drove the truck to try to mimic the problem he described. Monday, didn't budge. Tuesday morning, hit the dash button, got few pops and the window went down nicely! Immediately lubed the tracks and all moving parts (except for the rollers). Wednesday and Thursday, business as usual. Then Friday, stuck in the up position.

Anyone got ideas? Of course I first thought electrical, but the dimming dome light tells me I have power at both switches. The pops I heard tell me mechanical, but where do I start? Please help! We have brought this truck back to 100% original and the back window issue is owning me.
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Old 08-06-2017, 01:58 AM
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My driver's door was doing that and I tapped the motor, while holding the switch and has been working ever since.

Will have to replace that motor soon.
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Have you checked the wiring between the tailgate and bed? I had a similar problem with my 95 ended up being a broken wire.
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Old 08-06-2017, 02:47 PM
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Have you checked the wiring between the tailgate and bed? I had a similar problem with my 95 ended up being a broken wire.
I haven't checked this yet. Are these the wires in the left rear quarter behind the trim?
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My guess would be that the motor is binding due to the sacrificial pucks inside being worn to the point of jamming between the gears. My window motor behaved identically to yours when my pucks needed replacing.
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Old 08-20-2017, 03:08 PM
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My guess would be that the motor is binding due to the sacrificial pucks inside being worn to the point of jamming between the gears. My window motor behaved identically to yours when my pucks needed replacing.
Might just put in a new motor, it started working again for a few days now it's stuck again. Did yours stick in the up and down position or only up?
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Might just put in a new motor, it started working again for a few days now it's stuck again. Did yours stick in the up and down position or only up?
It was in both positions. It didn't follow any pattern. A lot of people simply forego the rebuild to go straight to a new motor. They don't cost that much money and it's more convenient/less hassle.
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