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?
Posts: 335 From: ruther glen, VA,USA Registered: Feb 2006
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. HTH, ~ Paul aka "Tha Driver"
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Posts: 749 From: Fayetteville, Arkansas Registered: Feb 2007
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!
Posts: 2457 From: Largo, Florida Registered: Oct 2004
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.