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window problem when it's cold

Discussion in 'General Explorations!!' started by gensic11, December 15, 2004.

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    1. gensic11

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      i noticed that even when it's sort of warm out my window takes an unusually long time to go down the first 6 inches or so and then after that it shoots down like its not a problem.... and when i want it to go back up it never has a problem, it goes all the way back up easily. now when its real cold out, it literally will stop sometimes within the first 6 inches.. it takes forever to go down and sometimes it just wont go down at all.. but it seems as if it will go back up without a problem for the most part.. sometimes it takes a few clicks when it's down all the way to get it to move again (in the cold).. anyway i really dont think its a lack of power, since it goes up fine generally 100%.. its just on the way down it sticks real bad and i was wondering if that thread with the people who replaced those plastic lookin things with the ball bearings fixed the problem of it not going down smoothly.... or do i have a different problem? - i have a 1997 XLT and it only happens with the drivers/passenger front windows, not the rear.. they're both fine

      any info would help thanks a lot!
       
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      gabuelhaj New Member

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      BuffaloXplorer The X had to go!

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      I've noticed it too on my 96 - i'm a smoker and ALways have the at least the drivers window(s) down - it shoots right up. I remember reading on here about the window regulator being the problem. A few times it seemed to overheat the motor to the point that it didn't go up right away (of course it was raining at the time). I haven't taken the initiative to look into it further, but i'm sure when it's finally stops working i will!
       
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      While the window is down, spray some wd-40 or other lube in the sides of the door where the window goes (where the felt material is). It smells bad but it helps a lot.
       
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      BuffaloXplorer The X had to go!

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      IS that your "palm on window" advice talking? ;)

      I've thought about that but keeping the windows clean would be a b!tch.
       
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      silicone can be used instead of wd40 with very little mess - but likely your long term problem though is worn regulator bushings and/or a weakened motor.
       

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