Electric Window lubricant

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Old 09-03-10, 05:00 PM
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Electric Window lubricant

The passenger side Window on my 1988 Thunderbird Sport Coupe is dragging in the seals that surround it when I hit the motor to raise or lower it. What can I lubricate the window with that won't smear all over the window and still quiet things down?
 
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Old 09-03-10, 05:06 PM
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(Quote) dragging in the seals that surround it when I hit the motor to raise or lower it.

Hitting it to go up is the problem. Motor armature is on it's way out. Prolong motor life by removing the regulator and lubing up the "Regulator Track" with "White Lithium Grease".
 
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Old 09-03-10, 05:25 PM
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well, i am one of those goofballs that, actually, tried grease on window guide seals.
trying to remember... i used dialelectric grease, as it is clear in nature; silicone spray.

i did it several yrs ago, when window on the pass side started having that drag. i don't think i had success with this and had both regulators replaced down the road anyway.
 
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Electric Window Lubricant

So one of these days I am probably going to have a window go down and then not go back up huh?
 
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Old 09-04-10, 07:45 AM
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and it will always happen right when you go down freeway doing 80, and need to toss something out, or wave hand at a good looking girl, or just let fresh air in, and next thing that will happen will be helluva shower following.

so, either don't touch that window at all, or replace regulator. 88 T-bird? oy, old ones are tough to replace. they had some weird designs back in time, judging from my 84 buick and 86 lebaron. and had tendency to rivet or weld everything to the door frame. oyyyy...
 
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I have come to the conclusion that a lot of trouble with these is caused by lack of use. The drivers side seldom is the troublesome one. Based on this I have taken them apart cleaned and lubed the motor and gotten several years use out of them. Dont know if I would gamble this on a customer car but on your own what have you got to lose? Yes some of them were riveted in but just drill out the rivets and replace with machine bolts of the appropriate size. I like Remington gun lube,it is a spray with teflon that doesnt get stiff when its 10 below zero.
 
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