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06-13-04, 09:13 PM   #1  
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My astro van windows will not roll all the way down or up in one motion. They may got half way down and stop. I would have to wait for about 5min before starting again. If not nothing will happen when I try to roll them up. It will take about 10 - 15 min to complete the roll up. Can some one please help me with this, thanks.

 
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06-14-04, 11:35 AM   #2  
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are these power or manual windows. also what year is your astro.

 
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06-14-04, 04:51 PM   #3  
The motors are likely bad tripping the circuit breaker and will need replaced.Check for power and ground at the motor during the failure.

 
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06-14-04, 06:01 PM   #4  
Davo's right........weak motors. Make sure the channel isn't binding the glass and lube it with silicone when the motors are replaced.

 
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06-14-04, 06:39 PM   #5  
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Posted By: thekeymaker are these power or manual windows. also what year is your astro.
this is a 95 astro van w/power windows

 
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06-14-04, 08:13 PM   #6  
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The window glass has most likely gotten caught in motion and moved to either side of the run channel rubber. When this happens it usually bends the front or rear run channel outward. To fix this, remove interior door panel and place window in up position. Then bend run channels inward and make sure window edge is in center of run channel rubber. Lube with silicone spray.
Window motors usually don't go "weak". They just quit. If too much resistance from window mechanism, a breaker will trip and re-set.

Find the bind...Heh-heh..

 
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06-15-04, 02:31 AM   #7  
Posted By: cheapfurcoat Window motors usually don't go "weak". They just quit. If too much resistance from window mechanism, a breaker will trip and re-set.

Find the bind...Heh-heh..
That's not true at all. I've change many a "weak" motor. The channel can "rarely" be a problem but the window motors are very common.

 
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06-15-04, 07:23 PM   #8  
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Window motors usually don't go "weak". They just quit. If too much resistance from window mechanism, a breaker will trip and re-set.

Find the bind...Heh-heh..


That's not true at all. I've change many a "weak" motor. The channel can "rarely" be a problem but the window motors are very common.
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I worked as an auto glass tech for 15 years. I fixed more Astro windows than I care to remember but I guess it was all just a dream and I don't know what I'm talking about.

This will be the last time I bother to help someone here.
Sorry to have stepped on the "experts" toes.
I should have known better.
again, sorry.

 
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06-16-04, 04:03 AM   #9  
Posted By: cheapfurcoat Quote:
Originally Posted by cheapfurcoat

I worked as an auto glass tech for 15 years. I fixed more Astro windows than I care to remember but I guess it was all just a dream and I don't know what I'm talking about.
That's strange, your profile says your a machinist.

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Davo's right........weak motors. Make sure the channel isn't binding the glass and lube it with silicone when the motors are replaced.

 
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06-16-04, 04:23 AM   #10  
Maybe Wayup will check both and post back so the personal arguement will end between you two before I close the post.If you need to argue do so in pm not in the forum.You agreed to this when you registered.

 
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06-16-04, 08:57 PM   #11  
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I value all comments to my problem. I will start with the easy up to the hardest. I do thank you all for your help. I did not know where to start, now I do. If any of you wants me to e-mail you of my results just e-mail me and I will do so. Again, thanks.

 
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