Doors and windows
Toyota Camry’s Nonresponsive Window PDF Print E-mail

Dear Barbara,

When I try to roll down the passenger window on my Toyota Camry, it whines and has now completely stopped working. Is this a quick fix?

Thanks,

James


Dear James,

In the old days, you did not have to worry about this problem occurring; you just simply had the only option available and that was to roll the window down manually.

Power windows these days are controlled by three main parts and more than likely, your problem has to do with one or more of these three: the window motor, the window regulator, and the control switch.

When you move the switch one way or the other, an electrical current is sent to the window motor that will force the window to go up or down, depending on the direction of the switch; and by the sounds of it, your window is nonresponsive!

I would suggest that you take your Camry and its power window problem to the pros to fix or you may blow a fuse of frustration yourself after taking the door apart and possibly getting confused with the fix itself or trying to put all of the intricate parts back together exactly as they were before you started tinkering with it.

Thanks for writing in and good luck!
BT

 
Toyota Camry Window Problem PDF Print E-mail

Dear Barbara,

When I try to roll down the passenger window down on my Toyota Camry, it whines and has now completely stopped working. Is this a quick fix?

Thanks,

James


Dear James,

In the old days, you did not have to worry about this problem occurring; you just simply had the only option available and that was to roll the window down manually.

Power windows these days are controlled by three main parts and more than likely your problem has to do with one or more of these 3:

The window motor, the window regulator, and the control switch.

When you move the switch one way or the other, an electrical current is sent to the window motor that will force the window to go up or down, depending on the direction of the switch and by the sounds of it, your window is nonresponsive!

I would suggest that you take your Camry and its power window problem to the pros to fix or you may blow a fuse of frustration yourself after taking the door apart and possibly getting confused with the fix itself or trying to put all of the intricate parts back together exactly as they were before you started tinkering with it.

Thanks for writing in and good luck!
BT

 
Ford Explorer Door Noise PDF Print E-mail

Dear Barbara,

I am wondering how to fix my drivers door on my Ford Explorer so that it stops making this annoying popping sound every time I open it and shut it?

I hope you take the time to answer my question.

Dan
Padre Island


Hi Dan,

Okay, to fix that annoying popping sound that you are describing, you are either going to need to coat your door hinges with a good ole coating of grease, or install new hinge pins and new bushings. Not knowing what year and how much wear and tear you have engaged upon your Explorer, if I were a betting person, I would say you are in need of new hinges and bushings.

You can find these parts at your local Auto Parts store, or I personally would buy them on Ebay.

If you do not feel confident that you are able to diagnose this problem and fix it on your own, then take it to your local shop. Be expected to spend about as much money as you would on a Saturday night out on the town and then you can enjoy the quiet, smooth sound that your door will be giving you from here on out!

Thanks for reading and writing in,
BT

 
Toyota Camry Window Jam PDF Print E-mail

Dear Barbara,

When I try to roll down the passenger window on my Toyota Camry, it whines and has now completely stopped working. Is this a quick fix?

Thanks,

James


Dear James,

In the old days, you did not have to worry about this problem occurring; you just simply had the only option available and that was to roll the window down manually.

Power windows these days are controlled by three main parts and more than likely, your problem has to do with one or more of these 3: the window motor, the window regulator, and the control switch.

When you move the switch one way or the other, an electrical current is sent to the window motor that will force the window to go up or down, depending on the direction of the switch and by the sounds of it, your window is nonresponsive!

I would suggest that you take your Camry and its power window problem to the pros to fix, or you may blow a fuse of frustration yourself after taking the door apart and possibly getting confused with the fix itself or trying to put all of the intricate parts back together exactly as they were before you started tinkering with it.

Thanks for writing in and good luck!
BT

 
1993 Lexus SC 400 Jammed Door PDF Print E-mail

Dear Barbara,

I have 1993 Lexus SC 400 with a jammed door. I need to know how to take the door panel off so I can fix the handle?


Dear Lexus owner,

You first have to get the window regulator out in order to get the door panel off. Remove the inside of the door handle bezel using a tapered screw driver, carefully pry up in a forward fashion in the power window switch assembly to release the retaining clip. Pull the switch panel forward, unplug it and remove the switch. Remove 2 caps and 8 retaining screws and then you should be able to remove your almighty door trim panel.

Let me know if you were able to get this little door problem fixed and beware of not getting addicted to self car repair!

BT

 
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