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promaori

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« on: June 23, 2014, 09:23:34 PM »
Both driver and front passenger windows of my A31 Cefiro are quick to go down, but tend to struggle going back up. Had a brief google about the issue today but couldn't seem to come to a conclusive answer and where to begin on my list tracking down the issue. I was hesitant on replacing/reconditioning the power window motor, but saw that it could be a case of dried, un-lubed window rubbers (and as we know, we need to use lube to make work easier :o ), which could be repaired by using a lacquer to re-vitalize the rubber and finish off with some silicon.

Any pros in this area?
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« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2014, 09:00:48 AM »
either that or amplifier that boosts the power too the motor is dying and struggling to get it up (just while we were on that level) :D
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« Reply #2 on: June 24, 2014, 07:09:43 PM »
haha you sly fox you. where is the amplifier? would anyone have reference voltages and such to base my tests on?

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« Reply #3 on: June 24, 2014, 09:52:01 PM »
Try spraying silicone spay in the rubber window channels.  That'll lube things up.

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« Reply #4 on: June 26, 2014, 06:23:07 PM »
So I sprayed what little silicone spray dad had left on the tracks and it worked to a degree. Passenger window still struggles to go up from full down, then hits a bit of silicon and goes quick. Would tyre shine work?

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« Reply #5 on: June 26, 2014, 09:58:04 PM »
Yeah bro. I'm sure tyre shine is silicone spray.  Or just has alot in it.

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« Reply #6 on: June 26, 2014, 10:36:06 PM »
Don't be shy with it man. Really load it up. They should slide up and down easy as once they're not trying to grip to the rubber.

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« Reply #7 on: June 27, 2014, 06:49:25 AM »
Yep, lube up the window rubber tracks, really load me up. That'll help.
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