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 Post subject: Driver and passenger windows go up very slowly, if at all
PostPosted: Mon Jul 03, 2017 5:11 am 
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The driver and passenger windows both go down fine but usually when trying to shut the window it starts going up very slowly and then stops after a second or two. Waiting 15-45 seconds allows for another try at shutting the window, usually resulting in the same second or two of movement and then stoppage. I figure the motor/regulator may just be getting tired after 100K miles but I'm not sure what exactly to replace. I see they sell window/regular combination units but I'm not sure if I need both changed out. Is there some thermal regulator that I'm testing every time I try shutting and that might be bad too?

Thanks for any advice!

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 Post subject: Re: Driver and passenger windows go up very slowly, if at al
PostPosted: Tue Jul 04, 2017 12:19 am 
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I'm guessing that nothing on the regulator has been lubed since the van left the factory. The factory lube gets hard after all these years. A good cleaning and fresh lube would do miracles for the operation of the windows.

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 Post subject: Re: Driver and passenger windows go up very slowly, if at al
PostPosted: Wed Jul 12, 2017 5:52 am 
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Thanks for the tip, I'll give it a try.

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 Post subject: Re: Driver and passenger windows go up very slowly, if at al
PostPosted: Thu Jul 13, 2017 10:24 pm 
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I've replaced both of mine. I spent $20 each, shipped from eBay and they have been working perfect for a few years now. As for replacing them, remove the door panel, drill out the rivets and screw in the new ones, very easy.

My Dad has a Chevy car and I convinced him he could do it too and same result, cheap and easy.

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TruCool trans cooler
2" Overland lift & 15" BFG Terrain, 3.73 gears
JET Performance SCU-2000 (Speed Control Unit)
Edelbrock shocks, rear AirLift bags & sway bar
iPOD, CD, DVD, Dutch door mounted 12s, 400w
Draw-Tite Dual Port Hitch System, hitch-mounted bike rack (4), hitch-mounted cargo tray, Thule roof-mounted cargo box


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