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Old 04-12-2014, 05:26 PM   #1
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My passenger door window in the front isn't working properly. I installed a new regulator and motor but there seems to be so much friction between the glass and the track that the motor isn't strong enough to push the window up or pull the window down. Would lubricating the track fix it? I feel like something isn't lining up the way it should.
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Thanks a lot Jason! I will definitely try this
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you get the window lined up perfect? maybe cheating it one way or the other if possible would help it. plus if you get a non delco or delphi on those makes a difference.
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There is no "adjustment" on these windows.....the glass has those white plastic retainers glued to them....they attach directly to the regulator with 10mm nuts......if the retainers break, then the window can tilt, and be hard to go up/down....the other possibility is a bad connection somewhere causing a voltage drop, and full voltage is not getting to the motor.....then of course, it could be a bad motor.......remove the window from the regulator(have to take trim off again), tape it in the up position or just remove it out of the door.....now operate the motor to see if it works....apply some resistance to the regulator as it goes up/down, to see if it is the motor.....if it goes up/down ok, can try lubricating the guides, especially since the window is out of the guides....then, with regulator halfway down, install window if previously removed, and install the retainers on the window into the regulator studs, install nuts, but down't tighten......bring window to the top, then tighten nuts.....now check operation....
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I took the window glass out and then took the regulator out. I sprayed the track down with silicone spray and I lubed the regulator where the guides slide. That spray helped a lot! The window isn't quite up to par with the other windows but its usable. Thanks a lot everyone!
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