Power Window needs a hand
The passenger-side window on my '94 began acting up a few days ago when I pressed the Up button. It thumped & wiggled but wouldn't rise up. The sound given off by the motor seemed normal. I discovered that I could get it to rise by grabbing it and gently pulling it with my hand up while pressing the Up button at the same time.
So it was on the the Ranger Forum to see if any posts covered this problem. Turns out there are several that come close but none were exact. I took the panel off to study how it works in hopes of seeing something that looked "off-track" or loose or something. Problem is, ya can't see a whole helluva lot. There is a barely-visable metal part connected to the motor that has saw-teeth along its edge. Guessing my problem lies there. I lubed the rail (as some posts suggested for other up/down problems) and tried moving it. It went up a few times without the helping hand but, mostly, it needed help. During one or more of the times it was working all on its own, it would reach the top and then abruptly fall back downward about an inch. It also appears to be a little crooked. By "crooked" I mean that the front upper corner of the glass seems just a little lower than the rear corner.
Anyone know what this needs to return it to working order?
If the answer is "The motor assembly needs replacing." then the next question is where to find one for a '94.