Its been awhile since I´ve been actually posted a topic, usually I just read everyone elses. Anyway I have a problem and I was wondering if anyone had a solution. I have a 91 egt and both of my windows are very difficult to roll up. When I first got the car (about five months ago) they were fine, but now to have to shake them back and forth to get them up all the way. The drivers side is not nearly as bad as the passenger side. This problem is very annoying both for me and my passengers. Does anyone know what is causing this or how to fix it?
this same thing happens to me too, but only if condensation or rain was on the window, then it sticks inside the door panel and is tough to roll up. it´s not the handle, it´s the window itself rubbing on something in the door methinks
Try WYNN´S Slick ´n Shine (Multi-Use Silicone Lubricant) available at most major parts stores. Just stick the "straw" into the foam insulation runway and spray up and down a few times leaving time to dry. Works wonders on other stuff too...
I finally decided to take a trip to the auto parts store to see if they had any of that multi-purpose silicone lubricant. They didn´t. I asked the guy at the counter what I could use. He told me to use white lithium grease. The stuff worked great.
So far I haven´t had any more problems with my windows sticking. I´ll keep an eye on it and see if the problem develops again, but for now I would recomend this stuff to anyone with this problem.
I too used the lithium grease with success. But you have to keep an eye on it and reapply when necessary. Otherwise, you´re putting stress on the window regulator cable, and that assembly is $214 new from Ford. Typical, the $214 dollar part will fail in order to protect the $5 window channel.
I had a Honda with power windows that did the same thing. Beating the hell out of it actually works if the switch is what´s causing the problem... granted, you might get some weird looks but hey, whatever works right.
Zeemax is right. You need to keep applying the stuff to keep the window working properly. Of course I would much rather spend a minute or two spraying it on that spend that same minute trying to roll up my window with both hands on the highway.
Zeemax is right. You need to keep applying the stuff to keep the window working properly. Of course I would much rather spend a minute or two spraying it on that spend that same minute trying to roll up my window with both hands, on the highway.