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Old 08-18-2005, 08:27 PM
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Got a sluggish window?

My right front window would barely move when I was opening it. Binding real bad on the way down. So I pulled the door panel, ( a two minute affair ) lubed all the tracks with silicone grease. Now the window goes down very easily.
Just wanted to pass this on to anyone who is dealing with that. I had all four doors done in an hour. To remove the door panels, remove the red reflector from the door, remove the screw underneath of it. Gently pry up on the window switch bezel at the front for the front door, and the side for the rear doors if so equipped. There will be another screw underneath. Unplug the switch, remove the screw. Remove the trip piece from above the hinge area. Push up on the panel and it comes off.
I used that real thick silicone grease that you can get a plumbers supply for lubing faucet o-rings. It looks like double thick vaseline.
Windows work like a dream now.
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Old 08-18-2005, 09:15 PM
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cool, thanks for the tip. if only i could get the door locks to go up and down easily on the 2000 dually...
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Old 08-18-2005, 09:32 PM
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cool, thanks for the tip. if only i could get the door locks to go up and down easily on the 2000 dually...
I had to relplace the fron driver door actuator on my '02. Seems like a lot of others have had to replace them also.
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Old 08-19-2005, 08:38 AM
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Gonna have to try that. The passenger one tends to jam when it rains.... Thanks Kwik.
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Gonna have to try that. The passenger one tends to jam when it rains.... Thanks Kwik.
Pay particular attention to the front window track. That's the one that was hanging up on mine. As soon as the lube was in there, the window wouldn't even try to slow down.
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Old 08-19-2005, 08:47 AM
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Pay particular attention to the front window track. That's the one that was hanging up on mine. As soon as the lube was in there, the window wouldn't even try to slow down.
Will do. Thanks.
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Old 08-19-2005, 09:50 AM
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I used that real thick silicone grease that you can get a plumbers supply for lubing faucet o-rings.
I'll have to try that. I've been using plain old vaseline in the tracks, but with the amount of work the D/S window does, it only lasts about six months before I have to do it again.
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Old 08-19-2005, 11:15 PM
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Cool. Thanks, Kwik! My driver's side front window starts down just fine, then seemingly binds up about 1/4 of the way from the bottom. I gotta lube that baby up first chance I get.........
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excellent! i thought i had a motor or something going out. gotta give it a try, thanks
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I have found that just spraying the tracks with silicone spray helps also. I sprayed white grease on a "poke & hope" deal to get the locks working. I didn't realize the door panels came off so easy. I always seem to break at least one of the plastic fasteners off. ........Thanks..
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Old 08-23-2005, 06:10 AM
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Being kinda new on here, I never imagined all the problems I had with my truck are also felt by others. My D/S window stops or goes slow at about the last third of the way. Thought is was just my truck but I see not. I will have to try the grease you reccomend and thanks for the panel removal tips.
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Old 08-23-2005, 11:03 AM
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Did mine this past weekend. Thanks Kwik.
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so is it very tough to replace the acuators for the locks ?
I have 3 out of 4 that dont seem to work right on a 2000 Dually.

Thanx
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great post kwik...! my d/s window goes up and down fine but every once in awhile i get a "gear grind" sound... not very loud but noticable... i'm off tommorow so i'll check into doing that, can i get that silicone grease at home cheapo..?
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Old 08-24-2005, 12:09 AM
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I got my grease at a swimming pool supply store. A large toothpaste type tube of the stuff for about $15.00. It's REALLY thick and slimy.
I suppose you could just as easily find it at Lowes or Home Depot. It's just waterproof water valve lube.
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