One of the features that you look for in your vehicle aside from performance and safety is the comfort that its electric features can give. One of this is the automatic feature of the power window of your Kia Sportage that is something everybody appreciates. The power window gives you the chance to just press on the button to make your window glass go up and down. You no longer have to crank the handle so you could roll down the window glass. This lifting mechanism is the heart of the power window system where the power comes from the Kia Sportage Window Motor.
The power window was first introduced in the 1940's but since then it is now featured on almost all vehicles. The lifting mechanism of the power window employs a very neat linkage to automatically lift the window glass while sustaining its level. A large gear reduction is necessary in order to supply the torque sufficient enough to move the window and this is given by the connection of worm gears and some spur gears. The window motor is connected to the worm gears. By using a window switch located on the door panel you can either move the window up or down, depending on the need. What happens is that when you press the switch an electric current is sent to the window motor that will move the window glass up or down, depending on the direction of the switch.
The linkage in the manual window is the same one being used for the power window. The basic difference is the presence of the window motor that turns the gear instead of the crank handle. On a basic system, there is a 20-amp circuit breaker that feeds the power to the window-switch panel on the driver's door which is distributed to a contact in the center of the four window switches. At the push of the button, one of the two contact points is disconnected from the ground and connected to the center power contact while the other remains grounded. This supplies the power to the window motor. And if the switch is pressed the other way, then the power goes in the opposite direction.
If your power window stops working then you have to check all the different components to see which one is starting to malfunction. If your Kia Sportage Window Motor is failing then a replacement should be immediate. It would be uncomfortable and unsafe if your power window does not work. Get a reliable and durable Kia Sportage Window Motor replacement from Parts Train.