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Question about door window mechanism by Doc John
Started on: 12-31-2007 06:02 PM
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Last post by: shawnkfl on 01-01-2008 06:02 PM
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Report this Post12-31-2007 06:02 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Doc JohnSend a Private Message to Doc JohnDirect Link to This Post
The passenger side power window motor in my car died a while ago, and I finally ran out of reasons to procrastinate further, so I replaced it yesterday. The car came with manual windows, and I converted them to VPA power windows 12-15 years ago. As long as I have the inner door panel off, I thought it might be a good idea to lube up the lift mechanism (the last time they were lubed was late 1985).

Any suggestions as to what type of grease to use? Anything I should avoid?

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Report this Post12-31-2007 09:46 PM Click Here to See the Profile for prizm-bluegtClick Here to Email prizm-bluegtSend a Private Message to prizm-bluegtDirect Link to This Post
I always used white grease on mine. Haven't had any problems.
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If you've got everything apart use a white lithium spray first to get into all the joints, then smear thicker universal grease on all the tracks & everything else where parts contact.
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Report this Post01-01-2008 04:25 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Doc JohnSend a Private Message to Doc JohnDirect Link to This Post
Thanks!

I took both of your suggestions: spray white lithium grease followed by heavy grease in/on the tracks. Motor effort is noticeably reduced, apparantly these need to be greased every couple of decades or so!
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Report this Post01-01-2008 06:02 PM Click Here to See the Profile for shawnkflClick Here to Email shawnkflSend a Private Message to shawnkflDirect Link to This Post
mine were so gummed up, the track wheels wouldn't spin. i had to really work them to get them to frre up. now the motor doesn't work so hard. i used a graphite paste on mine after freeing them up and cleaning the tracks.
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