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post #1 of (permalink) Old 05-09-2003, 10:21 AM
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Problem with the tail gate window

I have been having a problem with the tailgate window for a little while now. It start out as looking as a bad switch. The window would go down but not up unless I wiggled the switch. Well it went doen about 2 inch's and then stopped working period.

Well I went and got another switch from another bronco (i metered the other one and it was ok) But I figured I would replace it any way. Did not fix a thing. Well after a coupld of days I went and it worked enough to come back up. It hasn' work since. The fuse's are fine and the switch is ok. What do you guys think?

It looks difficult to get into the shell, is it? Possible the motor going bad? [img]images/graemlins/givemebeer.gif[/img]
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post #2 of (permalink) Old 05-09-2003, 04:34 PM
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Re: Problem with the tail gate window

Pull the access panel and disconnect the wires behind the center divider. Then put your meter/test light on the wires from the switch (probably going up) and see what happens when you hit either switch. If it gets 12-15V in both directions from both switches, the motor is bad.

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Re: Problem with the tail gate window

when you put the key in the t/g to try and rasie the glass does the motor activate but not raise the window? if thats the case its the gears, which is a super easy fix. but like steve said its fairly easy to access most of the stuff in the t/g once the access panel is removed.
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post #4 of (permalink) Old 05-11-2003, 05:01 PM
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Re: Problem with the tail gate window

Well, I get 12.5 volts at that junction. Looks like to motor is bad. I will replace it as well as the switch that is on the tailgate key. Thanks for the help.
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Re: Problem with the tail gate window

Before you buy a new motor, you might want to jump 12v directly to the motor. One way will make the widow go up and if you switch the polarity it will roll the widow down.

I have problems with dust getting into the connections sometimes, if you run 12 volts to the motor you will be able to tell if your problem is wiring, gears or the motor.
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Re: Problem with the tail gate window

My rear window stopped working a while ago. I went cave-man style on the tailgate and banged on the outside center of it in the region of the motor and surprise, the window works again. I guess there was a loose connection that just needed some encouragement. It's been 4 months with no problems since. Who needs tools?
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post #7 of (permalink) Old 05-16-2003, 08:14 AM
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Re: Problem with the tail gate window

I can get general access to the inside's of the tail gate. But how do I get access enought to remove the motor?
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Re: Problem with the tail gate window

You just have to do it thru the panel on the inside of the tailgate. That is the only way I know of.
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Re: Problem with the tail gate window

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when you put the key in the t/g to try and rasie the glass does the motor activate but not raise the window? if thats the case its the gears, which is a super easy fix.

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My little brother's friend is looking at an 86 Bronco with just such a problem, so how super easy is it?
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Re: Problem with the tail gate window

You still have to pull out that motor to change that gear.
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