I drive a 17 year old Maxima. I’ve owned it about 6 years and it had a grand total of 20,000 miles on it when I bought it from a lady in my church. She was the original owner and simply never went anywhere. I’ve put 100,000 miles on the car so for a modern car the mileage is still tolerable. I’ve had repairs done but nothing humongously expensive to this point.
3 days ago I put the drivers window down and it then refused to come up. Now with most modern cars, windows that won’t roll up are quite common and often expensive to fix – somewhere in the $300 range for 1 window. I can live with a window that is down (none of my other windows work anymore by the way) but not during the summer when it rains almost every day in Florida.
I went by my mechanic’s house who’s handled our cars for about 20 years to find out that he had taken a bad fall while cutting a limb off a tree in his back yard. He broke his femur, his back and had a bad break of his wrist. He’s currently in a rehab facility. He won’t be doing any mechanicing for awhile. DANG
Somebody suggested I see if I can’t just pull the window up and prop it closed. Well what the “hey.” So today I managed to get the inside of the door removed but could not for the life of me budge the window though I didn’t see anything holding it in place. With the interior door stuff removed but still plugged in I decided I’d try the power window device again. VOILA, with a little tugging on my part it had enough power to raise the window. At this point I unplugged the power system (so I won’t accidently forget and lower the window) and my car is once more good to go without being a) broken into or b) rained upon. Mechanics R Us.