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All of my power windows squeak when moved, some more than others. They work great, they just make a sqeaking noise. I've decided to get off my butt and mod my car some more, so might as well do some minor repairs too.

What usually causes this and how can I fix it?


Damn, I took the doors off for Dynamat at Xmas, now I get to do it in the Texas heat... yuck! :cussing:
 

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Ok im curious too. The only one of mine that does it is the drivers side. It almost looks like it travels further up than the other 3.
 

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Chrysler has a TSB on this:

LH-Vehicles
1. Run the door glass all the way up then very slightly down.
2. Apply masking or duct tape the door glass and door frame to hold the glass
in position while the window regulator is removed.
3. Use the procedures outlined in the appropriate service manual to remove
the door trim panel and water shield.
4. Use the procedures outlined in the appropriate service manual to
remove the window regulator.
5. Remove the grease from the regulator slider run channels with mineral
spirits (or equivalent) using a paper towel or rag. Two passes with mineral
spirits and a drying pass should be sufficient.

NOTE: CARE MUST BE TAKEN NOT TO GET MINERAL SPIRITS INTO
THE SLIDER’S BALL JOINT PIVOT SOCKET

6. Apply BSR Kit Lubricant, p/n 05019061AA, to the channels in the areas
where sliders operate. Make sure to apply grease on all inner “C” channels
as well as the slider’s ball joint pivot socket.

NOTE: PRIOR TO TIGHTENING THE WINDOW REGULATOR FASTENERS,
ADJUST THE GLASS CORRECTLY BY:
• WITH THE GLASS NEAR THE FULL UP POSITION, SQUARE THE GLASS IN THE
OPENING BY PULLING REARWARD AGAINST THE “B” PILLAR GLASS RUN
• ADJUST THE TENSION BY PUSHING DOWN ON THE EQUALIZER CHANNEL
WITH ENOUGH FORCE (2 LBS. MAX) TO TAKE OUT ANY LOOSENESS IN THE
SYSTEM AND TIGHTEN THE FASTENER. DO NOT OVER ADJUST.

7. Use the procedures outlined in the appropriate service manual to
install the window regulator.
8. Operate the glass up and down several time to verify the shudder/chatter/creak
sound has been eliminated.
9. Use the procedures outlined in the appropriate service manual to install
the door trim panel and water shield.
10. Verify the function of the remote handle, door lock, courtesy lamp, window
switches, power mirror, and speakers.
11. Repeat procedure on other window regulator as necessary.
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Yeah, thanks for all the info. I have the same problem with my front passenger window...plus it is just a little bit slower than the others. Gonna do some work on her next week so I'll add this to the list.
 

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My friend's mom had her 01 fixed according to the TSB while it was still under warranty. It helped for a few months and then came back. I figure I'm not even gonna bother going through all that trouble if its just a temporary fix anyway.
 

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The window tint and humidity make mine squeak a little sometimes. It's the glass rubbing against that weather stripping as it goes up/down.
 

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i fixed mine about two weeks ago. remove all screws (10 i believe) holding the door panel on, remove panel. remove black plastic sheet??? covering inside of door. there will be one window track that runs parallel to the ground--at least this was the one making noise for me. use white lithium grease to lube the track. this should eliminate most, if not all, noise. lube other tracks while you are inside the door. you do not have to remove the regulator to fix the squeaks. hope this helps!!!

--rudy--
 

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glass on rubber?

Thanks to Moparpartsguy for the TSB!

It sounds like glass on rubber, it is almost certainly not metallic, but I could be wrong. I'll give it another listen.....
 

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Better go to the parts house!

Hailstorm said:
yep sounds like its in the door. Guess I will be taking it apart soon :crying5:

Oh yes, do cry! It is a *****!

Be sure to have a spare door retainer clip, at least one will have to be sacrificed!
Oh yeah, that's PER DOOR!
 

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yeah...ive played with windows alot on two of our cars (00 cherokee sport *RIP*, and the 85 500SL). its not a fun task. anything you touch breaks if you arent careful. and also, check if the tracks are rusted to hell. if they are, i highly suggest you get them changed, or one day when you are rolling down your window, you are just going to hear a "kurplunk!" and glass breaking. : /, its actually happened to me.
 
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