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Old 13 Aug 2003, 12:12 am
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Default Window Scrunch Problem on 2003 Pilot

I've had this problem for quite some time now. I got the car last
Aug., but the noise started out during the winter and attributed the
lower temperature to the cause. However, when spring came, it became
worse and now, it's almost constant.

Before, the noise only came on when going over a bump or some uneven
roads, but now the window scrunch is almost constant, even when
travelling on very flat and smooth roads.

It's the most prevalent from the rear right window, but pretty much
all four windows make this noise. I know it's the window rubbing
against the window frame that's making this noise because when I roll
down the windows, the noise is gone.

Has anyone experienced this type of problem at all and actually have
fixed it permanently? I've been to two dealers to have it fixed, but
one didn't even know what to do with it and the other sparingly
applied some clear silicone gel into the window sills, but the noise
still came on even as I was driving out of the parking lot.

It's driving me nuts. It's gotten to the point of making my teeth
itch now. Someone told me that because my car's an SUV, it's prone to
more body flex, which in turn can make the noise with the windows.
Supposedly, it's short of a design defect. Any merit to this?
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Old 13 Aug 2003, 09:11 am
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Default Re: Window Scrunch Problem on 2003 Pilot

Never seen an Acura Pilot, plenty of Honda Pilots
"Spam Hater" <hate@spam.com> wrote in message
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> I've had this problem for quite some time now. I got the car last
> Aug., but the noise started out during the winter and attributed the
> lower temperature to the cause. However, when spring came, it became
> worse and now, it's almost constant.
>
> Before, the noise only came on when going over a bump or some uneven
> roads, but now the window scrunch is almost constant, even when
> travelling on very flat and smooth roads.
>
> It's the most prevalent from the rear right window, but pretty much
> all four windows make this noise. I know it's the window rubbing
> against the window frame that's making this noise because when I roll
> down the windows, the noise is gone.
>
> Has anyone experienced this type of problem at all and actually have
> fixed it permanently? I've been to two dealers to have it fixed, but
> one didn't even know what to do with it and the other sparingly
> applied some clear silicone gel into the window sills, but the noise
> still came on even as I was driving out of the parking lot.
>
> It's driving me nuts. It's gotten to the point of making my teeth
> itch now. Someone told me that because my car's an SUV, it's prone to
> more body flex, which in turn can make the noise with the windows.
> Supposedly, it's short of a design defect. Any merit to this?



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Old 13 Aug 2003, 09:36 am
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Default Re: Window Scrunch Problem on 2003 Pilot

The silicone is the right answer. They probably didn't get it into the
right place. Get yourself some silicone lube and some Q-tips and try it
yourself. Also try some on the rubber seals between the doors and the body
in case its not really the windows.

My '00 Acura TL and '02 Pathfinder both developed squeaks around the windows
after a half year or so, and the Pathfinder also grew an obnoxious scrunch
sound as the front windows were raised. I used the aerosol version of
silicone lubricant in the window tracks and all the noises went away on both
of them. (The TL also required the rubber seals around the top of the
window frames to be lubed.)

On 8/13/03 12:12 AM, in article enfjjvk4d4lh18s3dvs99d1ih2vccilda4@4ax.com,
"Spam Hater" <hate@spam.com> wrote:

> I've had this problem for quite some time now. I got the car last
> Aug., but the noise started out during the winter and attributed the
> lower temperature to the cause. However, when spring came, it became
> worse and now, it's almost constant.
>
> Before, the noise only came on when going over a bump or some uneven
> roads, but now the window scrunch is almost constant, even when
> travelling on very flat and smooth roads.
>
> It's the most prevalent from the rear right window, but pretty much
> all four windows make this noise. I know it's the window rubbing
> against the window frame that's making this noise because when I roll
> down the windows, the noise is gone.
>
> Has anyone experienced this type of problem at all and actually have
> fixed it permanently? I've been to two dealers to have it fixed, but
> one didn't even know what to do with it and the other sparingly
> applied some clear silicone gel into the window sills, but the noise
> still came on even as I was driving out of the parking lot.
>
> It's driving me nuts. It's gotten to the point of making my teeth
> itch now. Someone told me that because my car's an SUV, it's prone to
> more body flex, which in turn can make the noise with the windows.
> Supposedly, it's short of a design defect. Any merit to this?


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Old 13 Aug 2003, 12:04 pm
Steve Lee
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Default Re: Window Scrunch Problem on 2003 Pilot

Great, great, thanks for the info. I'll give it a try.

On Wed, 13 Aug 2003 14:36:17 GMT, "E. Meyer" <e.meyer@ieee.org> wrote:

>The silicone is the right answer. They probably didn't get it into the
>right place. Get yourself some silicone lube and some Q-tips and try it
>yourself. Also try some on the rubber seals between the doors and the body
>in case its not really the windows.
>
>My '00 Acura TL and '02 Pathfinder both developed squeaks around the windows
>after a half year or so, and the Pathfinder also grew an obnoxious scrunch
>sound as the front windows were raised. I used the aerosol version of
>silicone lubricant in the window tracks and all the noises went away on both
>of them. (The TL also required the rubber seals around the top of the
>window frames to be lubed.)


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Old 13 Aug 2003, 09:24 pm
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Default Re: Window Scrunch Problem on 2003 Pilot

Question... What in the hell is a scrunch?
Dave

"Spam Hater" <hate@spam.com> wrote in message
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> I've had this problem for quite some time now. I got the car last
> Aug., but the noise started out during the winter and attributed the
> lower temperature to the cause. However, when spring came, it became
> worse and now, it's almost constant.
>
> Before, the noise only came on when going over a bump or some uneven
> roads, but now the window scrunch is almost constant, even when
> travelling on very flat and smooth roads.
>
> It's the most prevalent from the rear right window, but pretty much
> all four windows make this noise. I know it's the window rubbing
> against the window frame that's making this noise because when I roll
> down the windows, the noise is gone.
>
> Has anyone experienced this type of problem at all and actually have
> fixed it permanently? I've been to two dealers to have it fixed, but
> one didn't even know what to do with it and the other sparingly
> applied some clear silicone gel into the window sills, but the noise
> still came on even as I was driving out of the parking lot.
>
> It's driving me nuts. It's gotten to the point of making my teeth
> itch now. Someone told me that because my car's an SUV, it's prone to
> more body flex, which in turn can make the noise with the windows.
> Supposedly, it's short of a design defect. Any merit to this?



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Old 14 Aug 2003, 01:19 am
Steve Lee
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Default Re: Window Scrunch Problem on 2003 Pilot

It's this noise that's not quite a "squeak" and not quite a "crunch".
If you ever heard it, you'd know what I'm talking about. Looks as
though you haven't. Count yourself lucky. I mean it.

On Wed, 13 Aug 2003 19:24:03 -0700, "Dave" <dave1027@comcast.net>
wrote:

>Question... What in the hell is a scrunch?
>Dave


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Old 26 Aug 2003, 04:25 pm
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Default Re: Window Scrunch Problem on 2003 Pilot

Right you were, E!! Thanks buddy. After I applied the silicone lube
cream along on the rubber seal of the door on the body, not the rubber
seal on the door, the noise went away!

I never would've figured to do that after the application on just the
window stripping. A big thanks to you, E! Now I can drive in peace.
No more of that noise that used to drive me up the wall and even made
my teeth itch. Thanks again.

On Wed, 13 Aug 2003 14:36:17 GMT, "E. Meyer" <e.meyer@ieee.org> wrote:

>The silicone is the right answer. They probably didn't get it into the
>right place. Get yourself some silicone lube and some Q-tips and try it
>yourself. Also try some on the rubber seals between the doors and the body
>in case its not really the windows.
>
>My '00 Acura TL and '02 Pathfinder both developed squeaks around the windows
>after a half year or so, and the Pathfinder also grew an obnoxious scrunch
>sound as the front windows were raised. I used the aerosol version of
>silicone lubricant in the window tracks and all the noises went away on both
>of them. (The TL also required the rubber seals around the top of the
>window frames to be lubed.)


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