Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Acworth, GA 30101
Bronco Info: '95 XLT Green Bronco 5.8L 351 Windsor, E4OD, 31 10.50x15 Cooper STT
Rear window motor replace, now Engine will not turn over.
Hey guys. I was all cammando on my front driver and passenger windows and only had an 8 dollar fix involving the window regulator pins. I was over zealous on cleaning the rear and busted the brushes on the motor. I tried testing the motor when the brushes were busted and this MAY be the cause of this issue. (I know, dumb).
At any rate, I bought a new rear lift gate motor and installed it. I noticed that now the motor still does not work (from the instrument switch and from the rear key switch) even though the rest of the power windows will still happily roll up and down! (partial high five!) Whatever. I was thinking that maybe there is a switch on my 95 5.8 bronco rear gate that prohibits the window from lifting or lowering but I couldn't find it. On to the bigger issue...
I tested the front solenoid (turned the key on, tried jumping the large to small terminal) NOTHING. I then tested the large to large terminal and i get the same starter CLICK that occurs when I try to engage the key in the ignition.
I went below deck to test the solenoid on the starter and found that the large to large terminal makes 'er spin.
I checked the fuses and they all "seem" to be fine. Again, windows and door power functions are working fine. What did i eff up when testing that busted motor?
I am lost at this point. Thank you guys for any info!