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Old 10-05-2012, 11:11 AM
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Windows off track

I tried searching for the thread but found little support, alright so my windows are bothering me to no end. Both my passenger and drivers side windows squeak SO BAD when I roll them up/down.

It's ridiculously embarrassing and my driver's side window doesn't like to close all the way, it gets stuck ABOVE the molding (the window), when rolling it up. If I manually adjust it INTO the track it closes until I roll it down.

The bam, the problem persists.

I definitely need to take the door panel apart but what exactly should I check? Also what can I put on my windows (or at the sides) that will prevent it from squeaking?

Thanks in advance!
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Re: Windows off track

Bump. :(
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Old 10-06-2012, 10:56 AM
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Re: Windows off track

there are adjustments that can be made to the track. take the door panel off, you'll be able to tell where it's loose.
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Re: Windows off track

spray silicone in the tracks. any other lube including wd-40 will swell rubber. silicone conditions it. gl!
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Re: Windows off track

I took it off but it wasn't loose anywhere, I greased up the track and all and thought it would help but nothing. In the end I tried WD-40 along the rubber (I just read your post ebp4life). It works perfect now, goes on the track properly but WD-40 wasn't a good idea?

I guess it is only a temporary fix correct? What type of silicone spray should I get (or will any kind do?).
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Re: Windows off track

Kk so the WD-40 over time ended up NOT working, I ordered a silicone spray on Amazon.

Should be here soon, I'll take apart the door panel and clean the WD-40, drop the silicone spray in. Take out power window buttons and clean them (they don't work properly).
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Re: Windows off track

DOn't need to take it apart unless the track is actually mis-aligned. Just dribble some rubbing alcohol down the track, wipe it out as best as possible, and then dribble the silicone down the same way. Window up and down a few times and *should* be good as new.
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Re: Windows off track

Sounds good, I'll get the silicone spray today.

I'll need to take it apart regardless because I think my button is broken. When I push the button down and up it works but when I push my drivers side ALL the way down (automatic feature) then it doesn't work.

Any idea why that could be? I remember reading that over the years the electrical contacts build up carbon and make a weaker connection. I was going to take out the assembly and clean it up.

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Re: Windows off track

Sorry for the double again but does anyone have a resource guide on how to take apart the power window switch assembly? I noticed there are screws underneath it but I can't get to them without some type of 90 degree phillips head lol.

Any ideas?
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Re: Windows off track

I had the exact same problem on my drivers side. It pissed me off so badly but i noticed that the moulding closest to the back of the car would pull up with the window and get all bunched up. So what i had to do was take a hacksaw blade and push it down between the glass and the door trim in order to push the moulding back down. Put some lubricant in the tracks and now it works perfectly!
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Re: Windows off track

I need to do that to mines. Mines aren't too bad they just act up somtimes especially when it rains.
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Re: Windows off track

I bought (for $5) the silicone spray from Liquid Wrench.

I took apart my door panel (both passenger and drivers side) so I could grease down to the bottom tracks. I put some silicone at the top portion of the window (steady stream all around) and then I stuck my hand into the door and put the nozzle in between the window track and sprayed steady in one spot and it dripped down to the bottom.

I got squeaking at first but after about 10-15 minutes when everything drys it works PERFECT.

You guys have no idea how happy I am now that my windows work (without squeaking) and I can actually USE my drivers side. Before it would only work when it felt like it lol, now it's solid.

SO HAPPY!

Also I did 3M headlight restoration last night, trust me if you need to restore headlights: GET IT! It's absolutely amazing.
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