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Window & Alternator
More on driver's window not coming down when switch is pressed.
After re-installing the window switch panel in my 200, I tried
pressing the switch repeatedly, and I believe I hear a very quiet click inside
the door when I press the switch. Makes me think the problem may be
poor contact at the motor.....
I did get a helpful reply from Mike LaRosa on removing the switch
from the panel in which it's mounted; his recommendation is
basically the Tim Taylor method: MORE POWER! (Push harder and try
not to remove too much skin and thumbnail when the switch pops
Guess I'll try again on the switch, then go inside the door.
Also - my alternator is working fine but making a lot of noise. The
old screwdriver-stethoscope method pinpoints the alternator as the
source of rattling, nasty noises. My bet is bad bearings at 69K miles.
Also seems like this would be as good a time as any to do brushes,
etc. so I think I'll have it rebuilt for $96.50 (with one year
warranty) at a local alternator specialty biz. They say they can do it in
about two hours if I want to bring mine in - or they have ones
they've rebuilt on hand. When in doubt, I'd just as soon keep my own
and have them do it. Just don't want those bearings to go bad on the
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