06-30-2010, 12:24 PM
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2001 Corolla S - 3/4 of Windows Won't Roll
I have a 2001 Toyota Corolla S 1.8L. The car is in great shape; however, both front and rear driver side windows and the rear passenger side window are having problems. The front passenger side window works fine. It doesn't matter if I use the Master Control or the individual door switches on any of the "broken" windows; I get the same problem result.
Here is what happens. Typically, but not always, I can get all 3 of the "broken" windows to roll down about an inch before they stop. Sometimes they do not move at all when I control them. The Windows will never go back up unless I force the window up with one hand while using the switch with the other (Primarily dealing with Front Driver Side Windows). I don't believe I hear any noises from the motor when going down or up; I need to listen again. It has been a while since I have last played with them for fear of the windows not going back up and staying there.
I am looking for suggestions on possible causes or any methods to troubleshoot the root cause of the problem. Does anyone know exactly how the master switch works? Are all doors tied into the Master Controller Switch and the master switch then connected to the fuse box?
If I remember right from the sounds of it it seems like the 3 "broken" window motors just aren't getting any power, while the 4th window is fine. My initial thought was to replace the Master Window Control in efforts to troubleshoot but thought I would check in first. Thank you for your help and patience with me! I lack a lot of knowledge and understanding when it comes to anything cars.
Last edited by bbetenson; 06-30-2010 at 12:28 PM.
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