2001 Mazda Tribute - driver's window only goes down after replacing motor and lifter


#1

About a month ago, the driver’s window on my 2001 Mazda Tribute only went down. It would not roll up at all. I could hear and feel the motor try to work when i pressed the button, but no motion at all.

Today, I got a replacement motor and lifter assembly. I was able to get it set into place and lightly bolted in to test - up/down/up/down/up - worked great.
Tightened all the screws and bolts firmly - down/up/down/up - great!
I put the door panel and got it screwed back into place - down only - GRRR
I pulled the door panel back off and re-seated all the power connections - down only.
I reconnected the old motor outside the door - same as before.
I tried lifting the glass while pressing UP - won’t budge.
And my window is stuck in the full down again.
I am unhappy to say the least - this was a brand new motor, I would think it would be functional or I need to find out what is causing this issue to crop up so much - I can’t seem to find this exact issue via google or other repair forums.
Thanks in advance.


#2

The problem might be with the window switch.

Apply battery voltage to one contact in the motor plug and then the other .

if the motor/regulator are good, it should move up and down.

That would indicate a problem with the switch.

Tester


#3

I tested the motor - direct to a car battery.
New motor and lifter assembly work just fine.
I have a replacement driver’s door switch on order.
Thanks for the suggestion.