My 1991 honda accord driver side window keeps coming off track . could the track be bent? Its the front screw on the window that wont hold . Its a pain to keep taking the door panel off , just to have it happen again! rebecca
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Re: drivers window is off track
Any reason why you say it "jumped off track"? Usually if the window is off track, it will fall down into the door because nothing will hold it up.
Sounds to me like your power window motor has gone bad.
Get a replacement from a junkyard or parts store and replace it. They are cheap for your car and should be a definate fix.
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If the window closes when you play with the switch, the switch is probably ok. The window may have jumped out of the track or the track is damaged. Pull the inside door trim and check the track and mechanical arms that extend from the bottom frame of the window.
Probably the button itself is the problem on the driver side. If the button on the passenger side still works then I would replace the power window button. As it gets older moisture and dirt play a big role in low voltage components.
I'm thinking that the window was partially down, and your door was closed very hard. (slammed closed) This will commonly cause your window to jump out of its track. With the window out of its track, it will make the window hard to roll up, overheating your motor and causing it to thorow its safety switch, (to prevent window from busting) This will usually reset itself in 1-2 min. The window will go down easier, due to the fact the the window is helped down by the force of gravity, or it is not fully in the track at this point, so there is less friction against the window. Roll the window down as far as it will go, spread the felt weatherstripping where window seals to the door, and use a flashlight and see if you can spot the track that the window has jumped from. Sometimes you can force (but be carfull) the window back into its track, othertimes you have to remove the door panel to guide the window back in place. Your window is definatly off track or you have a very weak window motor.
You need a small piece of aluminum foil ( like inside paper of a box of cigarette ) . Fold it somehow to become same size as the connection or a little bit biger. Put it between them. You should open the thing that make windows go up & down from the door and find the connection place. But watch to not destroy the wire. It is easy. I am not sure if I explain it enough. But it worked for me.
The window probably fell off track. You will have to remove all the screws and window and lock controls. Then take a large flat-head screw driver and gently pry off door panel. You will then have access to window and motor.
Most likely the rail has come loose inside the track you can drill a hole and put a #20 nut and screw in it to hold it tight so it won't move the track is the most common thing to wear out on the window. once you repair it it should be fine check all four corners the most common break is in the lower right side looking at the door with it open. Also the track will come loose as well and that can cause you the same problem, with thecover off the door operate it so you can determine which area it is jumping from and then fix it. also lube the tracks with syntheticgrease to keep it from being hard to roll up also lube the rollers in the bottom of the track.
If your power window motor is not moving up or down at all inside the door panel, you will need a new motor.
If your window is stuck and will not move, it is the motor - it is bad.
If your window falls down into the door panel, the window is off track.
Replacing a window motor is an easy fix, get another one from an auto parts store and replace it.
your window has likely jumped its track......you will need to remove the door panel and inspect it further. you will find this procedure here. If it has jumped the track you should be able to get it back on with the door panel removed. Hope this helps!
i would say window motor is getting weak. its the one that gets used the most. you could try to get some lubercant like wd40 in the tracks might make it move easer. but eventualy the motor will have to be replaced