Maybe a look inside the door panel is in order. I can think to two
The mechanism is corroded from years of moisture/salt exposure. Did
an '89 Cougar last week, rusted parts were bound up so badly that the
gear on the electric motor sheared off its shaft. I bit of P'Blaster to loosen
up, and some wheel bearing grease to keep it that way.
Possibly rainwater is causing the seals to swell (if they are a bit dry
rotted and porous) and this is increasing efforts. A bit of wax or
silicone might serve as a temporary remedy if applied when things are
dry, but on the chance this is the case, the offending parts should be
On Tue, 25 Nov 2003 19:56:46 -0700, Daniel wrote:
Right on track. The lube in those windows do not last forever. When I opened
the door panel of the last crank window I had in 93, I wondered how the
window lift mechanism worked any at all. A shot of WD40 to get things moving
again, followed by some HD grease did the trick, just as you said. While you
have the door panel off, check to see that all nuts and bolts and screws are
nice and tight to get rid of any rattles if you have any.
Thanx all - will take the door panel off & have a gander. The previous
owner told me that this problem started when the glass had been replaced
after a break in. The only way to know what's going on for sure is to take
the time to look.
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