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Miguel
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2/23/2006
00:29:07

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I have an '01 dakota SLT and I'm having issues with my driver's side window. When I push the button to roll the window down, until past the halfway mark and then it goes smoothly. Sometimes it only rolls about an inch. I have noticed that when It rains, it seems to roll better but when it's cold and dry the windows don't budge. I'm wondering if it's an issue with the motors or if it's the seal that's keeping the window from rolling down. I almost never have problems getting it to roll up once it's down.

I've taken the door panels off and tried it that way and it seemed to make no difference and it didn't seem like it was the seal either but i'm not mechanically inclined either.

Thanks for your help guys...



jerry
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2/23/2006
01:09:48

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I've had problems with every power window I've ever had, and it didn't matter if it was a Dodge or GMC. The driver side always seemed to go out - probably because that is the one used most. So far sp good for my 99' Dak. Where's nobuypete? I need to knock on his noggin ( knock on wood )



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2/23/2006
01:56:05

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you might need to get some white lith grease and lub the tracks the windows ride on. being in rain it operates smoothly. so that suggest its a lubrication prob.



Ornery Cuss
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2/23/2006
05:31:07

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Not to sure about greasin the tracks that the window rides in but, I would recommened greasin the window regulator that moves the window, all the pivot points and the mechanism that the motor runs it up and down with.

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Rick
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2/23/2006
09:09:40

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For what it's worth, I have the exact same problem with the driver side window in my 99 Dakota. I used some Amsoil spray grease on the guide tracks (what Dark Jedi said) and it worked great for a few days, then the problem came back. My problem wasn't so bad - it was just annoying and possibly indicative of another problem. Miguel's problem sounds much worse, if the window is sticking and won't roll down at all sometimes. When the weather warms up, I'll take the door panel off, regrease the tracks and also do what Ornery Cuss said.



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2/23/2006
09:48:56

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Yep, what ^he^ said, my wife's car had the same problem. It was caused by dirty tracks, rusty pivot joints, and grit inside the reduction gears on the window motor itself.

If it ain't broke, fix it til it is.

Miguel
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2/23/2006
11:29:21

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thanks guys, i'll try greasing the tracks....I really appreciate all the responses. I just din't want to take it to the shop.



ucimaplaya2
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2/23/2006
15:38:00

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OK to properly grease the rubber tracks that the windows ride in, you need to go to a parts place and pick up a can on "3M DRY silicon spray lubricant" Make sure it is the dry type. do not use white lithium either, because it is bad for the rubber. That is a common problem with just about every car with power or manual windows. the rubber drys out and it takes so much effort to move the window that sometimes the motor can't move it. Try the spray first before tearing everything apart and replacing stuff. Just roll the window down and use the straw to spray down the channels of the tracks. Then roll the window up and down a few times. Repeat if needed. Doing this once every 6 months- 1 year will help keep the rubber in good shape.



Miguel
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2/23/2006
22:41:44

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thanks...



Izzy
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2/24/2006
09:15:06

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I have/had the very same problem but to the point where the regulator assembly actually pulled the hardware off the window glass.

I lubed the tracks with lithium grease after regluing the herdware back onto the glass. Few days later it happened again...and broke 2 of the 3 little wheels that the tracks travel on.

After numerous attempts to find replacement wheels....YEA RIGHT! I gave up and purchased a replacement assembly off some website that cost me $43 and some change plus $19 shipping. It came and ended up being a manual assembly instead of the power assembly I specified when I ordered it. Would have cost me another $19 (per the company) to mail it back therefore costing me $38 to get and return a $43 part I couldn't use. DAMN CROOKS! Oh yea, I did pull tracks out of a 2 year old totaled Dak at scrap yard and replaced mine so I don't think its a work rubber track issue where the rubber grabs the glass.

Anyway, I asked a machine shop buddy of mine to make me some aluminum replacements but he is moving both his house and machine shop now and can't do it for a bit. Its a several states away move at that. Anyway, my life consists of no driver's door panel, if I want my window down then I run the hardware down and manhandle the window down and back up when I want it up. I then run the hardware up against the window to hold it in place. What a pain in the butt.

I always thought I would have electrical issues with power windows, not hardware issues.



Ron Radney
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5/13/2017
09:49:03

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2007 Dakota had a issue with passenger power window will roll down but not up. replaced the motor and assembly it did not help?



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