Ford Escape power windows

2001 Escape. The motor gets louder (not really a grind, just sounds like it is working harder) when the driver’s side front window goes down. Sounds fine when it goes up. The window does not stick at all. Is the motor going bad, the regulator, or something worse?

Hard to say. The only way to be sure is to remove the door panel and investigate. You might try cleaning and lubricating the window channel. A little silicone spray might help the window move more easily.

Thanks. I’ll give that a shot.