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Old 11-30-2005, 12:01 PM   #1
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The rubber around one of my windows is so tight it prevents the window from going down. You can hear it rubbing, Once thw window is about half way down its normal and it goes up normally. The other day i sprayed the inside of the rubber with WD 40 and it solved the problem but it must have dried up so its
back to the same problem. Any suggestions?
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what year is the vehicle, and is it a rear window?

if it a rear, pull the weatherstrip out of the channel, and look for rust buildup which mey "pinch" the window, and slow it down. This was very common on 91-95 sedans.
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what year is the vehicle, and is it a rear window?

if it a rear, pull the weatherstrip out of the channel, and look for rust buildup which mey "pinch" the window, and slow it down. This was very common on 91-95 sedans.
Its a 97 SW2 Front driver side window.
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WD-40 is NOT a lubricant, it is a water displacer. Use PB Blaster instead.
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Actually, the best "lube" for weather strips is one that is silicone based. Petrochemical based lubricants cause the rubber to swell, and eventually make things worse.
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Actually, the best "lube" for weather strips is one that is silicone based. Petrochemical based lubricants cause the rubber to swell, and eventually make things worse.
BINGO!

I hose down the channels of my power windows every fall (97 SL2) with Silicon Spray lubricant. (Prestone- Available at Walmart look for a BRIGHT YELLOW can.

They remain trouble free.
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