We have a 1996 Honda Civic 4-door, manual windows. For a long time, the
driver window has been hard to crank up, and now it won't crank up at all.
Instead, the window falls down under its own weight, although it can also be
cranked down (in fact, it cranks down no matter what direction I turn the
handle). I've pulled it up and taped it so that it will stay closed (duct
tape, of course), but I would like to fix it here at home. The manual I have
gives a few sketchy directions for taking the trim off, but assumes there
are power windows, not manual. Do I need anything special to get the window
crank off? And are there any other tips anyone has for undertaking this job?
I assume something is broken down in there, but I'm hoping it's fixable. Any
details, suggestions, ideas are welcome.
Bruce Kimball from Louisville