How do I get my back window to roll down?

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Asked by Jun 13, 2012 at 03:01 PM about the 1987 Toyota 4Runner

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a 87 4runner that's been in storage for 3 years, and the back window will not roll down.

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575

Its probably the window motor, although it is possible something got in there and ate into a wire a little bit.

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I checked the fuse, safety switch, and anything else obvious so I'm thinking motor too. Wiring all looks good, is there any other ideas before I pull the regulator?

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575

make sure to lube the track while you are in there. I just did the one on my 88 F350 it is pretty easy

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In order for the back window to roll down, you must have the top on, and bolted in place, as well as the rear wiper in it's holder. These are basically on switches, so if something is not in place, it is designed not to move. If that's all good, get an electrical tester and trace it out, and make sure you have power to the motor. The only way that your motor could be bad is if you have power to it, and it still doesn't move.

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may be your motor is working but your windows is stuck because sometimes after a while the windows of the power windows get stuck because of the rubber jamming it up so i would suggest use a silicon spray on your window rubber and window and see if it works Just a guess it happened to me

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New window motor.

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