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Old 17 Jan 2008, 12:04 pm
Lynn McGuire
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Default drivers side window wont go up on 97 ex coupe

Hi,

My daughter's driver side window on her 97 civic ex coupe
wont go more than halfway up. The window is power. What
should I look at first ? Is it just best to pull the door
apart ? And is there a common part that I will have to
replace (so I can get it before Sat) ?

Thanks,
Lynn
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Old 17 Jan 2008, 12:49 pm
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Lynn McGuire wrote:
> Hi,
>
> My daughter's driver side window on her 97 civic ex coupe
> wont go more than halfway up. The window is power. What
> should I look at first ? Is it just best to pull the door
> apart ? And is there a common part that I will have to
> replace (so I can get it before Sat) ?
>
> Thanks,
> Lynn

In my late wife's 1997 Civic EX, it has had the track lubricated
multiple times, gears/teeth broken off and subsequently replaced, and
the power window motors replaced. Now they are slow as can be, and I
need to get the AC fixed so I don't have to roll them up and down as much.

Sadly, without pulling the panel and looking at it, you will not know
what is wrong. Even sadder, the Honda dealership will RAPE you if they
repair it themselves!
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Old 17 Jan 2008, 12:50 pm
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"Lynn McGuire" <lmc@winsim.com> wrote in message
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> Hi,
>
> My daughter's driver side window on her 97 civic ex coupe
> wont go more than halfway up. The window is power. What
> should I look at first ? Is it just best to pull the door
> apart ? And is there a common part that I will have to
> replace (so I can get it before Sat) ?
>
> Thanks,


> Lynn


You might try to lubricate the window tracks with silicone spray.
The track get dry, and causes too much friction on the motor. If
not, then you are going the remove the panel..just my 2 cents!


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Old 17 Jan 2008, 01:31 pm
Lynn McGuire
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> You might try to lubricate the window tracks with silicone spray.
> The track get dry, and causes too much friction on the motor. If
> not, then you are going the remove the panel..just my 2 cents!


I have had to do this before and it worked. I will
try it again first.

Thanks,
Lynn
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Old 18 Jan 2008, 10:33 am
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"Lynn McGuire" <lmc@winsim.com> wrote in message
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>> You might try to lubricate the window tracks with silicone spray.
>> The track get dry, and causes too much friction on the motor. If
>> not, then you are going the remove the panel..just my 2 cents!

>
> I have had to do this before and it worked. I will
> try it again first.
>
> Thanks,
> Lynn


If you end up removing the panel, take a good look at the braided cable that
moves the window up/down. I would not be surprised if it started fraying
and jamming at the point where the window stops.
Good luck,
M.Paul


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Old 18 Jan 2008, 11:18 am
Lynn McGuire
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> If you end up removing the panel, take a good look at the braided cable that
> moves the window up/down. I would not be surprised if it started fraying
> and jamming at the point where the window stops.


The problem is the leading seal trim on the outside. The
window is coming up outside that trim instead of inside that
trim. The trim piece then prevents the window from going
more than halfway up. I tried holding the trim back with a
screwdriver but that did not work. I guess that I have to
take it apart this weekend.

Thanks,
Lynn
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Old 19 Jan 2008, 06:44 pm
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Default Re: drivers side window wont go up on 97 ex coupe

> The problem is the leading seal trim on the outside. The
> window is coming up outside that trim instead of inside that
> trim. The trim piece then prevents the window from going
> more than halfway up. I tried holding the trim back with a
> screwdriver but that did not work. I guess that I have to
> take it apart this weekend.


The problem was that the driver side window came out of the
leading edge track. Again. I forgot that this has happened
before. I had to pull off the door panel and release the window
track at the bottom. Then I put the window into the leading edge
track and wala, all is now well.

Lynn


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Old 20 Jan 2008, 01:02 am
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>> The problem is the leading seal trim on the outside. The
>> window is coming up outside that trim instead of inside that
>> trim. The trim piece then prevents the window from going
>> more than halfway up. I tried holding the trim back with a
>> screwdriver but that did not work. I guess that I have to
>> take it apart this weekend.


LM> The problem was that the driver side window came out of the
LM> leading edge track. Again. I forgot that this has happened
LM> before. I had to pull off the door panel and release the window
LM> track at the bottom. Then I put the window into the leading edge
LM> track and wala, all is now well.

LM> Lynn


Thanks for posting the fix!


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