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#1 Petersubaru

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Posted 28 August 2004 - 09:31 AM

both rear windows will go easily down but will not come up without some help (pulling them up while someone holds the switch) I just bought the car...is it possible that the windows are like that because they were seldom used and the window tracks are dirty

#2 DrKrazy

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Posted 28 August 2004 - 10:05 AM

I had that problem in my GL-10 before I sold it. The only thing I did was take off the door panels and lay some wheel bearing grease down in the tracks/gears and they worked perfectly. I suspect that overtime water gets in there and dries out any lubrication that was on there.

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Posted 28 August 2004 - 10:10 AM

I had that problem in my GL-10 before I sold it. The only thing I did was take off the door panels and lay some wheel bearing grease down in the tracks/gears and they worked perfectly. I suspect that overtime water gets in there and dries out any lubrication that was on there.


Yea the motors tend to lose power over time, try lube and you might also clean the contacts on the power leads.

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Posted 28 August 2004 - 11:09 AM

even better, find a can of spray white lithium grease, worked great!

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Posted 28 August 2004 - 11:10 AM

Yeah, the power accesories in these cars do need maintenance, even though it's not called for on the maintenance schedule. This becomes obvious if you remove parts from old doors, or do power window conversions.

Besides lubricating the motor and rails, you should clean and re-moisturize the rubber weatherstripping around the glass frame. Sometimes the binding occurs because the glass is getting hung up on the rubber.

If this doesn't help, I would try a different motor. They do slow down, then evetually burn out. This is often caused by the friction (lack of lubrictaion) described above. May as well replace a weak motor when you have good access to it.

Unlike other makes, which use "universal-type" window motors, the electric motors in our Subes are made specifically for each door. If you go out looking for a used one, make sure its an exact match.

good luck, John

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Posted 28 August 2004 - 11:16 AM

Yeah, the power accesories in these cars do need maintenance, even though it's not called for on the maintenance schedule. This becomes obvious if you remove parts from old doors, or do power window conversions.

Besides lubricating the motor and rails, you should clean and re-moisturize the rubber weatherstripping around the glass frame. Sometimes the binding occurs because the glass is getting hung up on the rubber.

If this doesn't help, I would try a different motor. They do slow down, then evetually burn out. This is often caused by the friction (lack of lubrictaion) described above. May as well replace a weak motor when you have good access to it.

Unlike other makes, which use "universal-type" window motors, the electric motors in our Subes are made specifically for each door. If you go out looking for a used one, make sure its an exact match.

good luck, John


Yea like he said, good info there..was not aware they were made for each door.




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