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Offline zenicman9

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Squeaky Drivers Window
« on: June 28, 2019, 07:13:29 AM »
Hey Guys,
Wondering if someone might be able to help, I have a 59 plate GTD and the drivers side window has become the most annoying squeaky thing going. It squeaks on the way down and up. I’ve tried spraying it with lubricant spray but it didn’t help at all (I sprayed the seals) 
Is this a common issue and any ideas how I might fix it?

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Re: Squeaky Drivers Window
« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2019, 04:02:58 PM »
To do a proper job on the windows you need to take the outer door skin off if its squeaking to look at the mechanism. Both the thin steel cable and steel runners that are part of the raising and lowering function will need to be checked. It can be related to rust on either of these. Otherwise it can be the rubber seals as you suggested in the upper door frame that need the tinniest of WD40 or some appropriate lubricant.  I find mine occasionally squeak in very hot weather. But to be sure you need to look inside the door. Not the quickest of jobs though.
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Re: Squeaky Drivers Window
« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2019, 04:50:07 PM »
Try filling the door seal channels with silicon paste/grease with a small paint brush.  Ultimately what happens is the flocking wears off the seals and the glass rubs onto rubber, which causes binding and squeaking.  It got so bad on my MK5, the one touch down/up didn't work.  Cramming a f'ck ton of silicon paste into the seals fixed the problem immediately  :happy2:

Don't get silicon spray, get grease as it stays put longer.  Sprays just wash away the first time it rains.

If you have a sunroof, use it on that as well to prolong the life of the runners.

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