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Driver's window squeaks when it gets cold outside.

When weather turns cool to cold, the drivers side window squeaks. It doesn't squeak going down, just going up. It also doesn't start squeaking until it is about half way up.

What can I do to keep this from occurring?

Thanks for any help you can give me.

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  • jimmybsoccer Jan 03, 2009

    what kind of oil

  • Kim George Jan 06, 2009

    2002 Escape - drivers side window squeaks going up and down when it is cold

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I finally got sick and tred of my driver's window today. I removed the door panel and water shield and inspected and tested. Although the noise we are all experiencing seems to be coming from the glass track, if you feel the center guide that the glass follows, you should find the noise is coming from this guide. I could feel the vibration. There is not much room for adjustment but there was sufficient room to move the glass on the guide bracket and relieve the binding. Mine is smooth and quiet for the first time since I bought it. A relatively easy fix. no sprays, no lubricant just eliminate the binding.

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I have the same issue with my wife's 2008 escape but it's the front passenger window. Basically what it comes down to, is that this is a design flaw on Ford's part. There is a vertical felt piece that helps to aid the window up and down and acts as a weather barrier. This piece of felt isn't thick enough on some escapes, therefore, it leads to a squeaky window because there isn't enough pressure against the window to keep it quiet.

The solution from Ford was to buy a type of shoe polish spray and spray the inside track while the window is down, give it a quick wipe, and in theory you should be good as new. I could only assume that idea was suggested because of some type of oil or silicone base found in the polish???

My solution (assuming it doesn't void the warranty) is to add a piece of felt (with an adhesive back) directly over the existing felt, making it thicker. You should be able to find that kind of felt at a hobby store. I haven't had a chance to ask whether or not the service guys think this is a good idea, but in theory, it should work.

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I found that the metal window track was dry at the top causing the noise. I removed 4 screws from the door panel (one behind the door handle cover, one at the front, one cup screw and one at the rear of the panel). Using a cheap door trim tool, I removed the panel starting from the bottom and working up. There are approximately 6 snaps that hold the panel in place. Lower the window all the way down and they remove the window switch connector by pressing on the white center tab then set the panel out of the way. Next remove the cup tray bracket. The weathersheild seal can be released by using a hair dryer and carefully cutting the sealant away from the shield. Pull the shield back enough to access the metal track located in the middle of the door. Spray white grease on your finger and lubicate the track all the way to the top. Temporary connect the window switch back and test the window operation before reinstalling the shield and panel.

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Put window down smear a little oil inside the rubbers

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