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slow/tilting power window


jayeli
12-30-2005, 09:40 AM
my 02 venture has about 52k. my driver side power window is having an issue. while closing the window, when it reaches the midway point of being closed, it tilts forward a bit, and slows to almost a stop before it finally resumes closing normally. any ideas?

GregA
12-30-2005, 05:29 PM
my 02 venture has about 52k. my driver side power window is having an issue. while closing the window, when it reaches the midway point of being closed, it tilts forward a bit, and slows to almost a stop before it finally resumes closing normally. any ideas?
I had a similar problem last year, which seems to be coming back. :frown:

Anyway, below is a link to what I did to make it work. I don't know if it will work for you, but you could give it a try. Cost was $5 (for the trim removal tool).

Driver-Side Power Window Adjustment (http://www.my-chevy-venture.com/venture-repair-drivers-side-power-window.html)

Take Care,

gonzojoey
01-01-2006, 08:04 PM
I'm having a similar issue w/ my 97 Venture, but the fix described in GregA's post wasn't the fix for me. My driver window actually tilts forward and completely gets stuck. I have to lift the front of the window by hand (or push it up from underneath the front corner w/ the door panel off) to allow it to roll all the way up and line up. It's almost as if it gets off track, but I can't figure it out.
(Sorry if I hijacked your thread Jayeli :biggrin: )

rkehler
01-05-2006, 11:46 AM
I have a 99 Venture. This issue of a tilting, sticking, or completely stuck drivers side window seems to be common. I have tried lubricating the moving parts inside of the door, but I still have a problem. When the window gets about half way up it starts tilting and gets very slow. Like others have said I have to "help" it up. I can not find anything visiably wrong with the mechanisms either. If someone finds a fix for this I would appreciate a response or an e-mail.

Thanks

rayjs1
01-09-2006, 11:20 AM
Hi All, I have a 99 Montana that has developed the same tilting/sticking/slow rising issue. Too cold to rip into right now, but I also would like any info. for a spring time repair. Thanks.

Huney1
01-21-2006, 09:02 AM
LOL! This is good. My 2000 Venture has 62K miles and when I lower the pasenger window it goes half way down then slows down to half speed for two seconds then resumes normal speed and drops on down. Doesn't tilt one way or the other, just slows down like it's tired. :disappoin

67HEVN
02-01-2006, 10:33 AM
Just finished fixing my drivers side window. Tilting forward / binding up going down or up... Replaced window regulator. $30 part at our local GMC/ Pontiac dealer. Window goes up and down just as it was supposed to. Good luck folks!

Huney1
02-01-2006, 05:14 PM
Way to go 76HEVAN, sounds like you got it fised at a very reasonable cost.

smccombs
02-18-2006, 10:14 PM
I had this same problem with the passenger window on my 98 Venture. I removed the door panel and lubricated all of the metal tracks and rollers with white lithium grease. The original lube was pretty dried up and gummy. The window operates perfectly once again. I also did the same thing to the driver's side window to prevent the same problem from happening in the future.

jayeli
04-18-2006, 10:25 AM
:grinyes: although i was going to attemp the fix as shown by GregA, i didn't have to--i have the best chevrolet dealer-they fixed it for free!!!

GregA
04-18-2006, 10:07 PM
:grinyes: although i was going to attemp the fix as shown by GregA, i didn't have to--i have the best chevrolet dealer-they fixed it for free!!!
Did they tell you what the problem was?

jayeli
04-19-2006, 11:47 AM
[QUOTE=GregA]Did they tell you what the problem was?

[:shakehead nope-they didn't say and i didn't ask. i was prepared to pay them to fix it, since i'm real busy, but they said there's no charge.

MIBPreacher
05-04-2006, 07:43 PM
Here is the reason why everyone's windows are screwing up. The felt lining inside the channels that GM used is crap and actually wears out with time. The quick, easy, non messy fix is this. A can of silicone spray w/ the red spray tube. Roll your windows down all the way. At the bottom of either channel, spray the silicone into the channels. Spray till you see it start to run down. Stop spraying. Roll your windows up and down a couple of times. You can do it again for good measure. Both my windows started doing the tilting forward crap, I took a door panel off to see what was wrong and even tried adjusting the arms but didnt work. I told a friend and he suggested the silicone spray, and sure enough, worked like a charm. Both windows go up and down fast. I reapply after each winter just for good measure.

Greetings from Indiana.

rsxtasy
05-07-2006, 03:38 PM
Hi there

I agree with MIBPreacher. I was told to replace the motor for the DS window (same problems as OP). I used gig-a-lo lubricant and it worked wonders. No problems anymore, and fast ups and downs now, event in the winter and when the windows are dirty. Now, I need to fix the damn switch on the PS.

ia31638
05-07-2006, 08:53 PM
my 02 venture has about 52k. my driver side power window is having an issue. while closing the window, when it reaches the midway point of being closed, it tilts forward a bit, and slows to almost a stop before it finally resumes closing normally. any ideas?

I own a 98 venture and had this problem. First i replaced the window regulator and lubed the weather stripping and adjusted the track. This fixed the problem for about 6 months. Then it started tipping half way up again. This time i replaced the weather stripping(felt lined stripping) This is a GM part. It has worked gret ever sense.

SubSailor579
10-23-2010, 09:43 PM
My 99 silhouette (same as a Venture) has the same tilting forward, sticking problem. Ive had the door trim off all day running the window up and down and watching. I can see the regulator arms flex as the window stops at the 3/4 point. I release the switch and the window slowly eases up 1/4 inch and the arms "relax". The window then goes up the rest of the way fine, goes down fine. But it does this every time I raise it. There is alot of movement in the window, I can move it fore and back amost an inch at the haf way point. I've greased all the tracks, even removed the rear track to see if that was binding, (it seems to binding in the rear) no change. The motor has PLENTY of power, as I can see the arms flex as it binds. I'll be back at it tomorrow, sure could use an idea or two!

lesterl
10-24-2010, 06:19 PM
The regulator may be bad if the lubing of the tracks didnt work. I replaced my regulator and it fixed the tipping forward and jamming issue, but I still had the midway slowdown, I did the silicone trick mentioned several posts up and it works awesome!!!!!

dewaynep
10-25-2010, 06:40 AM
Basically, the window has to slide back in the lower tracks as it slides up in the rubber window moulding. If it won't slide freely on the lower track it will bind. If it can get past the stickyness of the rubber window seals it will bind. The vast majority of these that I see in my shop will work beautifully with some rubber-safe lubricant on the forward window seal. You don't have to take anything apart, just apply a little bit of ATF to the inside of the forward seal and it will most likely work.

camaro572
10-31-2012, 11:01 AM
i have a 1994 honda accord lx as i role my window up it tilts and slows it it donts stop but when it reaches the top it pops out bout an inch i can almost fit my whole hand out it does anyone have any ides of how to fix this

Tech II
10-31-2012, 03:13 PM
When windows go up slowly, lubricating the front and rear guides with silicone spray, helps....

However, usually when the window tilts and binds, the regulator is shot....

camaro572
11-03-2012, 01:28 PM
but it only tilts and pops out when the car is moving usually faster than 50 but sometimes slower depending on wind which i dont get going to try some silicone spray but other than that if you have any ideas plz let me know

j cAT
11-04-2012, 06:45 PM
but it only tilts and pops out when the car is moving usually faster than 50 but sometimes slower depending on wind which i dont get going to try some silicone spray but other than that if you have any ideas plz let me know

the windows in most vehicles have plastic guides. as the vehicles age or some one tryed to pry open the window to access the lock lever this plastic breaks.

remove the inner door panel. inspect for these guides to be secure. If broken try a scrap yard.

rkvons
11-05-2012, 01:21 PM
I have a '98 Montana that had this issue on the driver's side. There is a rubber guide that goes all the way around the top of the window opening and down both sides. This rubber guide fits in the channel of the door and in channels on both front and back down inside the door. This is where the window slides in as it goes up and down. What happened with mine is that normally this guide has a sorta felt like material in it that the window glides on. This felt material was so worn away that the window was rubbing against exposed rubber. And in some places, this rubber was worn all the way through. This was on the front edge of the window. Now as the window is being rolled up, it drags on this expose rubber, which makes it cock forward. This cocking forward business now pushes against the front metal guide inside the door. The metal channel that holds the guide now bends and now does not hold the window tight anymore, which makes it worse for dragging. The way to fix it correctly is to purchase a new rubber window guide and a new front metal channel that the rubber guide goes in. You tear out the old rubber guide, remove and replace the metal channel and replace the rubber guide. Adjust before you close it up. I did this and it works great.

Tech II
11-05-2012, 10:05 PM
Here is the problem with U-vans,,,,,if the regulator goes, the whole freakin' module has to be replaced....

It's imperative to remove the door trim and watch the operation of the regulator, motor and guides to see where the problem is when you go up and down.....

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