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Aerostar power Window wont go up


nightbird
09-07-2004, 03:47 PM
My brother's 1991 aerostar driver side power window won't go up. No sound nothing when he activates window up button. All other windows work ok. Is this an expensive repair? He is in a belt tightening stage now as his contract job seems to be ending. (He found out when his security badge wouldn't let him into work last week!). Is it possible for him to open up the door panel and close the window manually until he can afford a full repair? He told me it is getting really hot out in northern California where he lives. Any suggestions appreciated.

ttweakk27
11-13-2004, 06:53 PM
Try replacing the switch.

edlepp
01-13-2005, 03:24 PM
Try replacing the switch.
More than likely it is a broken wiring harness, where it exits the body and goes into the door, this has happened to us too. There is a rubber boot and every time you open and close the door it bends and eventually it breaks. We changed ours on the driver's door to a manual crank, the passenger side is still a power one. This was actually pretty easy to do.

nightbird
01-27-2005, 12:29 PM
More than likely it is a broken wiring harness, where it exits the body and goes into the door, this has happened to us too. There is a rubber boot and every time you open and close the door it bends and eventually it breaks. We changed ours on the driver's door to a manual crank, the passenger side is still a power one. This was actually pretty easy to do.

Thanks to both of you for info. He said the switch is good so it is probably the wire. He is going to see about changing to manual. Been going a long time without a window that opens!

LoudMouth
03-31-2005, 11:59 PM
My brother's 1991 aerostar driver side power window won't go up. No sound nothing when he activates window up button. All other windows work ok. Is this an expensive repair? It is not a wire! or the switch! It is the power window motor....The drivers side gets used more than any other,and it wears out faster.Call your local auto recycler and ask for a price.It will work and be less than half the price of Ford....

nightbird
04-01-2005, 10:14 AM
Thanks a million for the good advice Loudmouth. My brother just got back to work after 6 months umemployment (he's underqualified / overqualified), He takes all the advice I have gotten from Automotive Forums. This site gets the best info from the best people. Have a great day!

LoudMouth
04-03-2005, 01:59 AM
Thanks a million for the good advice Loudmouth. My brother just got back to work after 6 months umemployment (he's underqualified / overqualified), He takes all the advice I have gotten from Automotive Forums. This site gets the best info from the best people. Have a great day! Not a problem, nightbird.

Mr_D
09-01-2005, 05:18 PM
We can speculate but really you need to go in there and take a look.
Wires, motors and switches can all be tested. Grab a volt meter and a test light preferrably with somebody around who's taken off the door panel before so they know what to take off, pull off, and unscrew to get the complete panel off. Take your time.

See if it's gettng +12Volts to the motor. I had the same problem on a 1994 Aerostar and it turned out to be missing the ground connection to the motor, the wire looked intact but it was not providing a good ground

I ran a new wire (there was another ground available in the door wiring) and all was fine, no parts required.

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