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Hey guys. I have a 1988 Ford Bronco with a few problems.

1. The rear window won't go down. If tried it from the inside and outside and nothing happens. I know its not a fuse problem, I tried the fuses in a 1991 Bronco that we have and they worked.

2. The passenger side window is acting weird. I have power windows, and when you press down on the toggle, I can hear the motor turning but nothing happens.

3. The front speakers don't work. I mean they don't even make a moan, I'm getting nothing. At first I thought the speakers were dead, but they look fine.

Any help you guys can give me would be much appreciated.
 

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1. Look at Steve83 home page. There is a tech section for the rear window. You should be able to find some answers there.
2. I beleive there is a plastic gear in the motor that is fairly weak. The motors are not meant to be rebuildable but I have heard of some people replacing this gear. Search for it.
3. Can't really help you with this one.
 

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speakers LOOK fine, go get a new pair...
 

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slaga said:
2. I beleive there is a plastic gear in the motor that is fairly weak. The motors are not meant to be rebuildable but I have heard of some people replacing this gear. Search for it.
VatoZone sells brand new motors for about $70, and Napa has the rebuild kits for about $30. Rebuilding the gears is really, really easy. Getting the motor out...that's a different story.
 

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when i got my truck, the rear window didn't work either. mine has a limit switch that was bad. the switch was in the driver side of the tailgate. you can only get to it if the window is up, and the tailgate is down, so i took out the motor and jumped it out. after that, the window would go down fine, but not up. it turned out to be the switch in the dash. when you press the switch one way, it provides current and ground to the motor in one direction, when you press it the other way, it reverses the flow. it turned out that the ground side was dorked up in the switch. i replaced it, and it works fine. i dunno if this helps, but good luck.

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It looks like I'm gonna have to take the rear panel off. Any ideas about the screws? They look like they've never been unscrewed.
 

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It looks like I'm gonna have to take the rear panel off. Any ideas about the screws? They look like they've never been unscrewed.
Those screws look near perfect from here.....????
 

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yes you do have problems. What i would sugest is, go get a manual for your bronco, or beter yet you can buy one of mine. Read it. These problems are fairly easy fixes, so with a little searching, and reading, you can fix them no problem. Pm me if you want my manual.:beer
 

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screws? ummm-screwdriver?:scratchhe
These things have 18 years of rust holding them into the panel. I soaked them with WD-40 yesterday, hopefully that'll work.
 

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I know exactly what he's talking about. Make sure you use a screwdriver you don't mind breaking, or better yet, use a driver and bits. If they're rusted as bad as mine were, you're going to bust a few off, so have a set of pliers ready. Get some STAINLESS screws to replace them! Also, beware that you're probably going to find a lot of rust and dirt in the bottom of the tailgate. I pulled at least 4 handfuls of rust out of mine last week. :cry God I hate Michigan.
 

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when i got my bronco my rear window did not work either. i found out that if the back is not closed right the window will not go down. i pushed the tailgate in and tried to roll the window down and down it came. the back was not closed all the way i guess. it has worked fine every since.
 

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You could use a 3/8 drive hand impact driver with a philips bit. I think the Snap-On part number is 208EPIT.
 

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I'll probably just break all of them off, no sense in keeping them.
 

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Do you guys know where the switch that senses if the tailgate is up is located?
 
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