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Old 22 Apr 2010, 11:31 pm
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Default 1997 Accord slow driver window and a vibration noise around 1,800 rpm?

My driver side window is slow at rolling up. How could I fix the issue?

Also, at around 1,800 rpm I hear a vibration type noise that sounds to be coming from underneath my car when I'm accelerating. Could this possibly be something I need tightened up like my muffler?

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Old 22 Apr 2010, 11:46 pm
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For the window: go to a store and get a spray can of silicone lube (made for treating rubber). Should be able to find it at most auto parts stores. Open the door, roll down the window and spray it directly onto the rubber run channel which the window slides. (The spray stinks, so be careful you don't get it on any interior parts of the car or you'll be smelling it for weeks!) Then work the window a few times and see if it helps. If the window still slides slowly, then the regulator and/or the motor are damaged and will need replaced.

For the noise: that model of Accord has a common problem with the the exhaust. There's a 1 foot section of pipe that connects the exhaust manifold to the catalytic converter, and when the engine hits a certain rpm (usually around 1800), the pipe flexes and makes that 'thrum' sound. There is a kit that Honda sells that is supposed to fix the noise (kit costs around $80 and is usually another $80 to install it) but it rarely gets rid of the noise. It is not hurting anything, so my advice is to save your money and just live with it.
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