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Old 20 Apr 2011, 01:01 pm
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Default My Honda Accord's power windows are painfully slow...most times times it gets stuck!?

I have a 97 Accord and from my research online, this is a very common problem with hondas. I tried spraying silicon spray in the door panels but that was no help. The windows go down maybe a 1/4 of the way and then get stuck. i have to manually pull and adjust them back up, with the help of the "power." Its becoming a complete annoyance. is there anything else i can do before to help with the problem before i take it to the shop??

you can't possibly suggest that it costs more money to repair a window then the car is worth! @ Norma.
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Old 20 Apr 2011, 01:16 pm
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Take it to a shop. Guessing costs you more than the car is worth. My guess is a bad operating solenoid that operates the windows, or bent or worn out metal operating mehanisms. If your car was ever in an accident, body shops give estimates for repairing the exterior of the car but most of them don;t have the slightest idea about what problems are caused under the metal skin if the car. If the rubber seals around your windows are damaged, water can leak inside of the door panel and rust out the metal mechanisms that operate the windows. Perhaps it's time to up grade to a newer used car.
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Old 20 Apr 2011, 01:31 pm
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I work in a Honda dealer and you are right, this is a common problem. Normally it comes down to two malfunctioning parts: the window regulator and the run channel. Most regulators are sold with the motor already attached and run between $90-200 (call dealer to get exact price). My guess is the gears on the motor are worn out and to replace it you will have to remove the door Panel. The run channel is the black rubber the window slides up and down on. This seldom goes out but I've seen it bind on the bottom. I would remove the door panel (takes 30min-1hr to do) and check it. Fix it as soon as you can because when the motor goes out it always does so with the window open. It will be hard to put it up while driving. With my luck it will be raining when that happens

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