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for the last six months or so, i've noticed that the driver's side window on the '95 pickup was getting hard to crank. last week as i was rolling the window up, it just stopped, it just seized up. i couldn't get it to go up or back down. so i hit it several times and it was able to get it to go all the way up. WTF? how is the best way to go about getting in there to see what has happened to it? thanks for any help <IMG SRC="smilies/frown.gif" border="0">
 

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Just pull the door panel and check it out...my window's have become increasingly difficult to roll up...I have thought about lubricating the sleeves that the windows slide into
 

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Originally posted by zesty_toy:
<STRONG>Just pull the door panel and check it out...my window's have become increasingly difficult to roll up...I have thought about lubricating the sleeves that the windows slide into</STRONG>
Get some silcone in a spray can and lube the rubber channels that the window slide in on each end, use silcone not WD-40
 

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this happened to me too, just pull the door panels off and make sure everything is ok in there, which it probably isn't, and lube the track that the window rollers slide in. you'll get it once you look in there.
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eveytime it gets below 45 degrees mine are almost impossible to roll down! when i get some time i want to soak everything in silicon spray like metioned earlier! <IMG SRC="smilies/nuke.gif" border="0">
 

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I have to spray the channels that the window slides in with silicone spray pretty often. If not, it's hell to wind up the window.
 

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When I bought my truck it was bad and got worse. I put new rubber in the tracks, problem solved.
 

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thanks for all the ideas, i'm going to try the silicone, and if that doesn't work, i'll pull the door panel and take a look. COOP, what exactly did you do when you replaced the rubber? thanks again for all the help <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">
 

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Originally posted by COOP:
<STRONG>When I bought my truck it was bad and got worse. I put new rubber in the tracks, problem solved.</STRONG>
i did the same thing, after i replaced the regulator that got ruined...
you have to pull the glass out of the window, pull the rubber channel out and add the new one, very simple and is great.
 

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You do not even have to take anything apart when you put the silicone on the rubber runners. Just stick the spray straw into the runners and spray and let it run down the channel. Then roll the window up and down. Service manager showed me this. He said that they did this every time some one had the vehicle serviced. It is especially important to do if you have power windows because you can not tell how hard it is to roll up and down. If it is still tight after you spray it then take it apart and lube all the pivot points and gears on the regulator. On the regulator use grease not WD-40 or you will be taking it apart again in a couple of weeks.

Best bet would be to cut the doors into half doors then you do not have to worry about the windows! <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">
 

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thanks for all the ideas, i'm going to try the silicone, and if that doesn't work, i'll pull the door panel and take a look. COOP, what exactly did you do when you replaced the rubber? thanks again for all the help

I like the part about cutting the doors in half, maybe after I get another truck to add to my herd, it rains a lot in Seattle. When I replaced the rubber I just yanked out the old stuff. When I put the new one in I had to roll the window up and down to feed it into the channel, soapy water helps too.
 
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