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2/23/2017 5:55:53 PM
Posted: 9/27/2001 6:11:50 AM EST
I have an '89 Taurus wagon that the power window motor on the driver's door appears to have a dead short in it. A friend has an '85 Oldsmobile that was wrecked in the front end. My question is will the motors from one vehicle fit in the other? I don't want to tear the doors apart if the motors won't interchange.
Link Posted: 9/27/2001 6:20:15 AM EST
One of Ford's [b]BETTER IDEAS[/b] was no parts exchanges w/ GM products. Sounds like a trip to the junk yard will be on your agenda. Mike
Link Posted: 9/27/2001 6:21:04 AM EST
are you sure the motor is dead and not just a bad switch? if not the switch, it might just be a broken wire. if you havent already done so, you may be able to run 12v directly to the motor to see if it still works.
Link Posted: 9/27/2001 6:22:28 AM EST
They probably won't interchange. Other than the motors and connections being different, the mounting holes probably aren't the same. Looks like it'e time for a pilgramage to your local savage yaed.
Link Posted: 9/27/2001 6:22:43 AM EST
Ford & Mercury [b]WILL[/b] interchange. Ford & Oldsmobile definately won't.
Link Posted: 9/27/2001 6:26:38 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/27/2001 6:26:04 AM EST by a3kid]
Originally Posted By GWF: I have an '89 Taurus wagon that the power window motor on the driver's door appears to have a dead short in it.
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Please explain to me what you mean by "appears". Does it blow a fuse instantly when you attempt to initiate regulator movement??? In my experience, switch failure is much more common than motor failure.
Link Posted: 9/27/2001 6:36:57 AM EST
I removed the switches and ran a hot wire straight to the wires on the plug. This allowed me to gety the other three windows up, but the driver's window didn't move. I unplugged the motor itself and ran hot wire to the plug on the motor, the jumper wire pretty much melted in my hand. Quite a smoke show. I had hoped it was just the switch but it don't look like it.
Link Posted: 9/27/2001 6:41:03 AM EST
Power Windows huh? Is that the version that comes out after XP? [smash] Nuckles. (sorry, I couldn't help myself!)
Link Posted: 9/27/2001 6:43:58 AM EST
Originally Posted By GWF: I removed the switches and ran a hot wire straight to the wires on the plug. This allowed me to gety the other three windows up, but the driver's window didn't move. I unplugged the motor itself and ran hot wire to the plug on the motor, the jumper wire pretty much melted in my hand. Quite a smoke show. I had hoped it was just the switch but it don't look like it.
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I was hoping it was a switch too. Sorry - I think you've diagnosed it correctly. Bone-yard time!!!!!!
Link Posted: 9/27/2001 6:46:57 AM EST
Originally Posted By Nuckles: Power Windows huh? Is that the version that comes out after XP? [smash] Nuckles. (sorry, I couldn't help myself!)
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You beat me to the punch![;)]
Link Posted: 9/27/2001 7:03:39 AM EST
I know enough about them to know that I will never buy another vehicle that has them. No power mirrors either. I had a Mustang with fucked up power locks and mirrors. What a joaner! Hope you get your car fixed.
Link Posted: 9/27/2001 7:03:57 AM EST
The motor you are looking for can be found in the 1986-1995 Taurus, certainly a large number of those out there. When you find one in the junk yard you may want to pull the motor from the passenger side rear door. It will be identical in fit & funtion as that in the driver's side front door. The reason is, the drivers front door is slamed and the window is operated multiple times more than any other window in the car. Just my .02 cents.
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