Mintygooner

drivers side window

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Hi all

I'm totally new here so please forgive me if I do anything wrong.I've had my 2000 freelander 1 td4 since new and for the first 16 years she has not had hardly any issues with breakdowns,sadly I think she is starting to show her age and has started having problems.

They seem to all be situated in drivers side door , firstly the window only opens about 2" then stops working, and now the door will not unlock from the fin only from the key !!!.

Sorry if I've waffles hope you can help me .

Thanks

Mark

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You need a new window motor and a new door lock mechanism, mine was like this when I bought it and the faults are common. You save some money on labour by having both done at the same time. Expect all the windows and the sunroof to suffer the same problem!

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As there are two problems in the same door, I would be checking the wiring going from a-pillar to the door before replacing parts. It could be just that these have frayed and broken.

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Thanks for your help guys I'll investigate those options.

If the motor was defective and need replacing how does it open the window for a few inches then come to a stop ?? I'd have thought if the motor was busted it would not shift the window at all ???

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As Glenlivet says this is a very common problem, on my Freelander 1 i had, at one time, all four windows, sunroof and a rear door lock actuator fail. Water gets into the motors and corrodes them.. And yes they can go part way down and stop ! I managed to strip, clean and re-grease 3 of the window motors, working just great, the 4th one was to far gone so it was on to ebay to get another motor and door lock. The sun roof however looks like a daunting task with major dismantling work needed, Think i will leave this for another day /month/year, we don't get a lot of hot weather up in the north of Scotland anyway ! :rolleyes:

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