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  1. KingKobra

    KingKobra New Member Established Member

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    Don't know why, but both of my windows squeek really bad when I bring them down? It's ear-piercing! Anyone else have this or know what I can do to eliminate it? :read:
     
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    Weasel New Member Established Member

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    I get that on the drivers side window. I just put the window down all the way and run my finger along the inner and outer window seals. Works for a while.

    Mike
     
  3. harry gilbert

    harry gilbert Diehard Ford Fan Established Member

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    Yes, the driver side window on my '02 GT squeaked; I took it to the dealer yesterday, where the glass was realigned and the track lubed. No more squeak. Don't have any problems with my '03 Cobra.
     
  4. KingKobra

    KingKobra New Member Established Member

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    Sweet, so I'm not ALONE here. :) I can do both, one myself for now and the dealer part when I go in for my first maintenance. :beer:
     
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    03BlackMamba New Member Established Member

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    YUP.....My driver's side window does it when going up. Will have the dealer work on it on my first visit which is coming up shortly.

    Take Care....
     
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    Same story. Driver's side squeaks badly. In the shop right now for correction (rubber seal folds under when rolling down and squeals when rolling up).
     
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    03BlackMamba New Member Established Member

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    mosconiac....... Thanks for the insight. I will check to see if that is what mine is doing.......
     
  8. VettTheRipper

    VettTheRipper Big Honkin' Diesel Established Member

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    If it's squeaking against the rubber seal....try using Rain-X on the glass. I use it on my Ford truck for the same problem and it works great.
     
  9. KingKobra

    KingKobra New Member Established Member

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    sweet, will try!
     
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    Weasel New Member Established Member

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    That's a great idea. I'm going to do that.

    Mike
     
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    Fast03Cobra New Member Established Member

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    That Rain-X will work for a while but then cause MORE problems as it ages... might want to rethink this...

    I also am getting this squeek in my 03 Cobra. I will just clean the window and see if that works...
     
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    Mine also has the squeak. Tinting didn't change it. Waxing the window helps for about 2 days. Then back to normal. Only driver side.
     
  13. KingKobra

    KingKobra New Member Established Member

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    God, I thought I was alone here.
     
  14. JoeAsheville

    JoeAsheville Asheville NC-Bohemian Wonderland Premium Member

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    I got this problem tonight. I don't have time right now (9 PM EST) but tomorrow I will go to a auto retailer (AutoZone is one) and pick up a product called Sil-Glyde. It's a silicone lubricant for rubber, and is used on door seals and hatch seals.

    Sil-Glyde is supposed to be added at some of the maintenance intervals anyway, so go ahead and get some for the future. I've never used it on the forward window seal before but I'm almost sure it would work.

    Looks like somebody dropped the ball on the assy line process and forgot to lube our rubber before inserting. ;-)

    Update: went to Advance Auto parts tonight after work to find some Sil-Glyde. Of course they don't make that anymore...all young guys behind the parts counter. So I start thinking about what might be similar...well, it's still on the market but it's now in a blister pack as spark plug boot lube. Anything that's 100% silicone will work. Just take a dab (just a DAB!) and smear it on the inside and outside lips of the forward window seal (not on the outside of the lip where you can see it...only on the inside of the seal on both sides of the window). It squeaked a few times after I did it, but after it got evenly distributed it was fine. One tiny tube for $1.89 will last a while, even with lubricating door and hatch seals every few months.
     
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    i8u New Member Established Member

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    Silicone lubricant is what we use to eliminate squeaks. You could adjust the tracks. I think... But on a convertable this would most likely cause many other thing to have to be realigned with the new placement of the window in order to prevent leaks. Silicone Is way easier. Besides do you really want someone taking apart your door?
     
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    My '02 GT had the squeaking glass this spring, took it in and had some silicone lube applied to the sailplate seal to get rid of the squeak. Worked for a few weeks then came back, it also was a mess. There was suppose to be a permanent fix - guess it hasn't made it into production yet. :(
     
  17. Lobo

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    My driver's side window squeals like hell, too... :(

    Lobo
     
  18. KingKobra

    KingKobra New Member Established Member

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    I washed my car last night... while there was still water in the door, I rolled it up and down and up and down and eventually, it got the squeeking down, so I imagine that all you guys who have applied some type of lube, got results that worked at least temporarily. So, hopefully someone will find a more permanent solution and post it. :beer:

    It's just tacky when you want to roll your windows down to talk to the Vette next to you, and they squeek like Marilyn Monroe with her nipple caught on a zipper.
     
  19. JoeAsheville

    JoeAsheville Asheville NC-Bohemian Wonderland Premium Member

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    :lol: :lol: :lol:

    GAWD that was funny! My face hurts...
     
  20. mosconiac

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    My dealer has fixed the squeak.

    The tech greased the window track and is seems to have worked. The seal still rolls over on occasion, but NO noise.

    My theory is...that greasing the track probably isn;t what fixed the problem. What probably did fix the problem is that the tech "adjusted" the door panel by taking it off and putting it back on, inadvertently relieving a bit of the pressure the seal was putting on the window.

    Less pressure, less friction, less likely that the rubber will "cling" and squeak.

    Mosconiac
     

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