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94 4-runner rear window will not go down, motor for window

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94 4-runner rear window will not go down, motor for window runs. Once I got to force it down to bring down tailgate(manually) and let the motor take the window up - went up ok. What can I do to make the lowering of the window work -- is it greasing??? or replacing.
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Toyota
Expert:  Victor replied 5 years ago.

HiCustomerand welcome to JustAnswer,

 

It's very common for the rear window regulator to rust up and bind. This will cause a lot of strain to the rear window motor also. Moisture gets inside the door and rusts everything up to a point where I have seen the tailgate turn into swiss cheese.

 

What you will have to do is take the rear door panel off and inspect the window regulator, motor, window run, and channels for extension rust exposure.

 

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WFMtoyota

Customer: replied 5 years ago.
I have done so and only saw rust on the part that holds the window on the passenger side of it. None of the tracks look worn but the gears look brown from rust. Again, the only rust I saw was on the sill that holds the glass
Expert:  Victor replied 5 years ago.

Using the key, operate the window "down" and let me know if the window motor tries to operate.

 

WFMtoyota

 

Customer: replied 5 years ago.
<p>ALOHA AGAIN, </p><p>YES THE WINDOW MOTOR DOES OPERATE (I CAN HEAR THE MOTER LOULDLY TRYING TO GO DOWN AND REGULAR WHEN THE WINDOW GOES UP) </p>
Expert:  Victor replied 5 years ago.

I would recommend replacing both the motor and window regulator as a pair. The regulator binds up and causes the motor to overload itself and eventually burn out.

 

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