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Passenger side manual window stuck half down

My passenger window has been a tough one for a while and I never let people use it, but I recently forgot and put it down to push the mirror back out after a car wash. Now I managed to pull it almost all the way up and the crank is STUCK and I don't want to break it or the window. It has about 2 -4 inches to go at most but I ca't pull to much more since the gap is shrinking. I know taking the panel off may help but any suggestions once I do that? Or any other help? I don't care once it is up if it doesn't work as long as it goes the rest of the way up. Help please rain is due today!!!

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  • Bill1973 Nov 10, 2008

    Thanks for the suggestion but I just got the car into an accident and it looks like the mitsu is no more. I am not sure I got taken away in an ambu. but it looked bad front and back. I swerved to avoid a guy who came into my lane and swerved on leaves and damp road and hit the guardrail front and swirled again to hit the back.

    The problem with my window is that the cord that goes from the roller(handle) to the window attachment that moved up and down the rail got caught in the rail. I have it propped up with a 1x4 and that holds it for a few months at a time and I can have my whole handle, track, etc replace for about $160 so I thin I will just do that IF that car is fixable at all.

    Thanks for the advice anyhow. I loved that car.


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Some times if there has been water exposed to the inside track of the window that is built inside the door it can start to rust, or if used incorrectly can warp and get out of line so that is the first place i would look. If you feel ambitious i would take off the door panel then roll the window as far up and down as you can and try some silicon based lubricant. Dont Use WD-40 it evaporates too quickly but unfortanately there is no quick fix for this, its going to take a little time and elbow grease ;)

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