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My back driver's side window does not go up. The motor makes no noise when the "up" function is pressed.

A: If the motor does make a noise when the Dow...

If the motor does make a noise when the Down button is pressed, then the motor is not the cause; either the regulator is binding the motor from turning the window up, or the switch needs to be replaced at the master control, or at the door. I recommend that you have a mechanic, such as one from YourMechanic, inspect your entire power window system and recommend the best path to repair.

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