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Old 04-22-2004, 10:12 PM   #1
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All the power windows in my 90 are slow as anything to put up and down. Is this because the motors are worn out? Or are they usually this slow? Im comparing the speed to pretty much every other power window ive seen
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Clean the tracks, The grease inside them picks up dust and dirt over time. There was enough inside the track of my 87 to break the window clip.
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The 87-91 Bonnys have notoriously slow power windows.
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Yeah I kinda figured that they were slow to begin with. I should clean the tracks soon. Theres a grinding sound coming from the sand and grit
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slow aint the word for it. mom and i have a joke running that we have to hit the power driver window button about five minutes before we pull up to a drive thru
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The 87-91 Bonnys have notoriously slow power windows.
yeah, mine are horrendously slow. HORRENDOUSLY slow.
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are you talking about cleaning the tracks INSIDE the door? or the felts that run in the window channel? what would be a good way to clean them?
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The 87-91 Bonnys have notoriously slow power windows.
yeah, mine are horrendously slow. HORRENDOUSLY slow.
If I remember correctly, your other car goes "click...fweeeeeee...down"
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are you talking about cleaning the tracks INSIDE the door? or the felts that run in the window channel? what would be a good way to clean them?
I mean the windows channels.. These car have weird window motors right? I think I recall something about track and a belt being in there. Nothing like a chevy pickup...
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The 87-91 Bonnys have notoriously slow power windows.
yeah, mine are horrendously slow. HORRENDOUSLY slow.
If I remember correctly, your other car goes "click...fweeeeeee...down"
Yeah, LOL

Time taken to roll down windows all the way:

Bonneville: 6-8 sec

Altima: 2-3 sec

Rough estimates, but damn, I was surprised when I first rolled down the Nissan'* windows.
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