Assessing Defects on the Ford Explorer Window Regulator
Window regulators are important components of the window assembly. They work by transferring the considerable amount of kinetic energy produced by the window motor to the window glass mounted on each of the doors of your Ford Explorer. The regulators make it so much easier for you to adjust your windows to a level that you prefer by simply pressing a button. But as systematic as it may seem, the window assembly is not that simple. There are times when the regulators get busted due to various reasons. As a result, you don't get to move the windows up and down as you wish. It's a good thing that this kind of problem may be prevented by a simple troubleshooting. Here's what you should do:
Inspect the fuses.
When the window regulator is acting up, it might be because of a blown fuse. Once you notice any sign of problem on your Explorer's window regulator, the first thing you need to do is inspect the fuses in your car. Some of the wires might have been burned due to excessive heat, thereby causing the regulator to malfunction. Make it a point to inspect your fuses on a regular basis so you are aware of their lifespan.
Check the operation of all windows.
Another way to identify problems on your Ford Explorer window regulator is by checking the operation of every one of them. If the window regulator is defective, it easily shows. There is no longer a need for you to bring the vehicle to a repair shop just to have it diagnosed by an automotive expert. You can simply try to bring the window glasses up and down for a couple of times. If they move smoothly, then there is no problem with your window regulator. But if the windows seem to be stuck or if the control buttons couldn't control their movement, the regulator must really need replacement.
Assess the attachment of glass on the assembly.
The glasses of your window also serve as good indicators of problems on the window regulator. If it seems like the glasses are loosely attached on the windows of your Explorer, it could be a reason for you to have the windows checked by a mechanic. The glasses should be secure enough within the assembly so that there is very little possibility for it to fall out every time you move the windows up and down. And if you don't think they are attached properly, don't waste time and secure them right away.