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Window Squeaks When Wet

The car is a handmedown from my brother. It has never been involved in an accident, is well taken care of, all services are up to date, and yet for some reason, if the windows are wet and you roll them up or down, they squeak making an irritating sound. What could be the problem and how expensive would the solution be?

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Spray the window seal with armour all and see if it goes away. The seals are probably old and dry.

Posted on Dec 18, 2014

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SOURCE: Driver side window

I had the same problem. There is a cable mechanism inside the door that lifts the window. The cable broke and had to be replaced.

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SOURCE: Divers window won't roll up my Camry

No won't be fuse. My guess is there is something faulty with the main controller. You could probably verify this by trying the switch on right rear passenger door. If it works there then the problem is at the main controller in the driver door. Could be a loose wire or the switch itself is broken.

Posted on May 13, 2009

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SOURCE: 98 corolla drivers side window won't roll down or up well

I just repaired a 1999 Corolla (160,000 miles) window regulator with the same problem. I checked the motor commutator windings for shorts and the motor was OK. The brushes were still good. The motor is built like a clock - extremely well made with almost no indication of wear. Bench testing showed that the motor would not rotate once it had been run for a few seconds.
Elsewhere on the Internet someone mentioned a PTC Thermistor. This was exactly what was causing the problem. This is a special type of resistor "in series" with the motor that increases resistance when hot. It prevents the motor from drawing much current when stalled at the top or bottom of the window travel or in event of a jam, etc. The thermistor doesn't look like a standard "Radio Shack" part. By pulling off the motor top the magnets and commutator pull out. The PTC Thermistor is the two large copper plates separated by a silver looking material about 0.001" thick that are in series with one of the brushes. To fix, short out the thermistor. I tested with a small clip of copper wire. I made a permanent fix by soldering a jumper from one plate to another. During assembly, don't break the brushes.
The power window works great! I don't need an "electronic minder" to stop power to the motor at the top or bottom of the travel; I can do that. I don't intend to place my head in the window and push the button. If you have kids, this fix might not be for you.

Posted on May 31, 2009

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SOURCE: 2005 Highlander Rear Power Window off track

you may need service. generally, if a window pops off it's track, it's more than some DIYers can handle. if you manage to get the window in the "up" position, and the higlander uses a tailgate-style access to the rear, you lose that access. toyota windows are notorious for popping off their tracks.

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SOURCE: The back window on the driver's side will roll

you might just need a new switch try swapping the off of the other sides door to see if it will go up if it does it the old switch was bad if not it might be the regulator

Posted on Aug 03, 2009

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My passenger front window rolled down now it will not go back up do not hear any sound from the motor in the door trying to check the fuse but i do not know which fuse it is i know where my fuse block is...


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