I recently bought a wrecked '97 Ford Explorer Sport with 51,000 miles to use as a parts car for my '97 Ford Explorer with 300,000 miles. The two front power windows in my Explorer just go “click, click, click, click…” when I try to use them, and they won’t go up or down without a manual assist. The power windows in the Sport worked fine. I first replaced the motor… no improvement. Then I replaced the linkage with the flywheel, thinking it might be worn. No good. Then, after watching a video on youtube showing how to replace the power windows, I noticed that a new assembly comes with new tracks, so I replaced the tracks also. No go.
I took the old motor and linkage and hooked it up to a 9 volt battery. It works just fine.
I greased the tracks but that didn’t help.
I can’t see anything that could be jamming the works.
Fixing my windows is one of the main reasons I bought the Sport. Can anyone help me???
PS. Does anyone need a 4.0 liter V-6 with only 51,000 miles? A bargain at $500 and the transmission is included!!