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Q: Rear passenger's window not going up

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The rear passenger's window is stuck in the down position and makes a grinding sound when I try to get it to go up.

It sounds like your power window motor is shot. The grinding sound that you are hearing are probably stripped gears in the motor. I would recommend having a certified technician come out and replace the power window motor.

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