How to Replace the Power Window Motor for a 1997 Ford Taurus

How to Replace the Power Window Motor for a 1997 Ford Taurus

Ford Taurus 1997 model was equipped with a power window regulator which moves the glass by a small electric motor. The problem with this motor was that it can exhaust and fail as well. Although a professional mechanic can replace it in about 30 minutes. Let us briefly talk about how to replace the power window motor for a 1997 Ford Taurus.

Things you’ll need:

You will require the following things:


Step 1:

Firstly turn the positive terminal bolt of your car battery in anticlockwise direction to disconnect it, after that put the open terminal to one side in such a way that it could not touch metal.

Step 2:

Secondly take out the door panel by turning the screw on the interior door handle in counterclockwise direction, next remove the screw in the triangular inset immediately before the door handle.

In the same way turn the door lock screw anticlockwise and do away with it as well. Now pull the door panel free of the pop rivets that grasp it to the metal, beginning with the corner and resolutely pulling at the open section of the panel until unless the unit becomes free. Put this panel aside.

Step 3:

Next unplug the power window motor from the wiring harness adapter and for this course pull the plug later than releasing its catch by means of a screwdriver.

Step 4:

Turn the mount bolts (counterclockwise) that are holding the motor to the window to remove the motor. You will find there the gears behind the motor that are engaged in the regulator but they can easily be removed if you directly pull them out.

Step 5:

Now the old motor with new one by pressing it into the gears, and after that turning the mount bolts in clockwise direction. While mounting this new motor verify to match the gears up to each other.

Step 6:

Attach the wiring harness again by pushing the plugs together until unless you hear a snap sound.

Step 7:

Now replace the door panel by pressing it resolutely into the pop rivets, while ensuring that each one grasping the door metal at the appropriate hole. When you fit the panel is its place, now secure it by means of the mounting screws (i.e. door handle plus triangular section) by turning them in clockwise direction. Finally replace the door lock toggle and after that turn it in clockwise direction.

Step 8:

Lastly reconnect the battery terminal and for this purpose turn the bolt into the battery’s positive adapter clockwise. Avoid over-tightening the bolt as the metal is soft at all.

Written by Petra

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