97 Chrysler Intrepid window up VERY slow

Old 11-03-07, 11:07 AM
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97 Chrysler Intrepid window up VERY slow

My 17 year old daughter just got a nice 97 Intrepid from a friend of mine who took very good care of it but the windows (electric) are very slow going down but ok going up.

I have read about the Body Control Module being a cheap part on this car and responsible for many things and pretty much useless to replace.

Is this the issue? I am assuming it can't be the motor as it goes up fine. My friend did recall having the windows serviced a year ago but doesn't recall the outcome other than they are the same.

Also the air conditioning doesn't work. Fault of the BCM or the compressor? How is this diagnosed? We turn it on and don't hear the compressor kick in. My friend bought it a couple years old and hates a/c so never used it.

THanks for any advice you can offer. I do know that intrepids have window issues but they seem to relate more to windows not working at all or not working periodically and not related to the speed.

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Intrepid Windows

It sounds like the window "guides" are too dry. I cant remember if Intrepid windows actually have a window frame. Meaning, when you open the door, is there a steel frame around the window. Spray some lubricant on the rubber guides at the front and back of the glass. Maybe spray it down into the door along the guides. If it has the frame around the glass, spray the guides that the glass slides in. I hope that makes sense.
As far as the A/C. Hard to say if it is a leak of freon, which would keep it from turning on, or an electrical problem. You would need that to be determined by a shop.

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