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1/31/2003
09:55:20

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Help?

The window on the Driver's door has started moving VERY slowly on my '02 QC Dak. Sometimes it would stop partway down (not using the auto-down feature) and I have to push the window down with one hand while holding the button down with the other.

This has started within the last couple weeks.

Any ideas?
How hard is it to take the door apart to lube the tracks?

Michael



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1/31/2003
10:44:10

RE: Driver's side front power window
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First just try to spray some WD-40 0r liquid wrench down the tracts, they may be dry. I had a problem like this and that's what the dealership did, oh yeah and they @#%$#& me for $36.50. Maybe this will save some time and $$$. Just put the window up 1/3 of the way and spray down the front edge of the window so it will run down it into the tract. You can't really get to the window guides through the top so this is the best (IMHO) way to do it. Then do the same to the backside of the window. Run the window up and down a few times. Do the same to the passenger side while you’re at it. Hope this helps. Dakotas rule!



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1/31/2003
10:57:56

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Take it to the dealer, your under warranty.
If you start taking things apart and lubing it they could screw you around for warranty work.



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1/31/2003
17:31:12

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That's what’s great about America, freedom of choice. Bare in mind when they spray some WD down it and charge you $72.00 for an hour of labor just remember this thread. :-)



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1/31/2003
23:17:03

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Take the door panel off and lubricate the window regulating mechanism. Removing the panel is not hard, take your time, look for screws around the door handle. You have to think like the factory assembley, everything screws/snaps together very easily and quickly for easy assembley. Lubricating the window tracks IMO will just make a mess, and will force you to remove the door panel anyway.

Good luck, Bill



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9/14/2004
16:25:45

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Hey guys I WD-40'd the track when the door panel was off. That didn't fix the prob, so with the panel back on, sprayed the track with the window down on the front side. Window slid down perfectly. However, two days later, back to the same old problem. Anyone have a better solution? Would some sort of grease work better than the WD40???



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9/14/2004
17:42:09

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If you're in the 3/36 warranty period or bought an extended warranty take it to the dealer it could be more than just a lubrication problem. Think electric motor...

Ken Grierson

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9/15/2004
09:09:02

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I have this problem and its gotten to the point where I need to replace part of my window hardware now. Part of the track system that raises and lowers the window itself has finally broke in my case. I did the lithium grease in the track thing, the WD-40 thing and so on, worked great for 2-3 days each time but then it started binding up again each time.

I believe it is the felt that is on the rubber weatherstipping thats on each of the tracks that the window rides in. Upon careful inspection of mine, I notice that the felt is all worn off and the rubber is gripping the glass. Careful because it will eventually pull the hardware attached to your glass right off.

I called my local dealership and priced the weatherstipping (2 seperate pieces) for these tracks and they totalled over $100 for both. I am sure you can get them online for a lot less.



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