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How To: Window Track Maintenance

Discussion in 'Interior / Audio / Electronics DIY How-To's' started by racing_kid, Sep 18, 2006.



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  1. racing_kid

    racing_kid take that sucka!!!!! Registered VIP 5+ Year Member

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    this is to help you take apart your door panel and check the window track.
    If you guys need to know something else or if this seems too vague pm or reply ..:D
    I couldn't put this in "how to" (because it wouldn't let me) so i put it in here?

    tools you might need...
    flat head screw driver
    Philips head
    some sort of pick, i used a small test light type pick.
    3in extension
    with a 10mm socket
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    unbolt these... granted mine is a 5th gen...

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    i didnt have a srew here. :lol:
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    take this clip off...

    this is when im putting it back on with a flat head.
    to take it off i used the pick..:D
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    then pull off window crank..

    then pull door panel
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    here are a few pics of the inside.

    make sure these are bolted..

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    bolt for the window trak if you need to get to them.
    your should be in about the same place
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    i lubed my window rubber pieces with this...
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  2. jdmallen97

    jdmallen97 Mad Jdm y0 Registered VIP 5+ Year Member

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    my window constantly fell off the track but now its fine cuz i put new weather stripping on but how do u fix the window from moving back and forth? my window doesnt close perfect, one side is good and the other would be off a lil
     
  3. Ian01ex

    Ian01ex New Member Registered VIP 5+ Year Member

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    Might want to specify what that lube was that you used. Cant really tell from the picture.
     
  4. racing_kid

    racing_kid take that sucka!!!!! Registered VIP 5+ Year Member

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    check the bolts that hold the window on the track. they could be loose. Or it could even be the caulking in the tabs that are at the bottom of the window..

    I used meguires tire shine. you can also use black magic or anything of that nature.
    Lube the weather strips on the inside for smoother operation.
     
  5. Team2000

    Team2000 New Member Registered VIP 5+ Year Member 10+ Year Member

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    I'm intrested in knowing what you used for Lube as well... I have had to "rebuild" my windows so many times from them falling off the track.
     
  6. xenoicity

    xenoicity Honda Technician Registered VIP 5+ Year Member

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    it is recommended that u use silicone lubricant.
     
  7. JDMCoupe97

    JDMCoupe97 Morgan 5+ Year Member

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    My window does the same thing, they are manual and the passanger side one slips when it nears the top and then doesnt want to stay inside the weather stripping on the side causing it to pop outward. I took the door off and tightend the bolts and screws but it still does it...any idea? Oh ya..when I had the door off and window down I tried to slide it back and forth to see if the tabs holding it were loose and it didnt move....
     
  8. Ls-HatchBoy

    Ls-HatchBoy Honda Whore Registered VIP 5+ Year Member

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    i have an EM1 which is electric window but i have the same problem, basically its a peice of s**t!
     
  9. Benihana881

    Benihana881 hatches 5+ Year Member

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    i use silicon lube and it works great
     
  10. kwtorbe

    kwtorbe New Member 5+ Year Member

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    Check out How To : Realigning Windows on Tracks..... then you should be good to go.
     
  11. Ag00Civic

    Ag00Civic New Member 5+ Year Member

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    the only b**** is putting the freakin door panel back on right. My EJ8 is a pain in the ass.
     
  12. stolibears

    stolibears Use your dipstick Jimmy!! Registered VIP 5+ Year Member 10+ Year Member

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  13. abepenner10

    abepenner10 New Member 5+ Year Member

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    i agree with door panel problems.. my window kept falling out of the track and now my window wont open at all! what do you think would be the best thing to do?
     
  14. scottt

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    this is to help you take apart your door panel and check the window track.
    If you guys need to know something else or if this seems too vague pm or reply ..
    I couldn't put this in "how to" (because it wouldn't let me) so i put it in here?

    tools you might need...
    flat head screw driver
    Philips head
    some sort of pick, i used a small test light type pick.
    3in extension
    with a 10mm socket
     
  15. sleeper si

    sleeper si New Member Registered VIP

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    mines has issues closing, it doesn't close and sit inside the rubber, it pops out when it closes.
    electric windows bleeh
     


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