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Old 01-06-2006, 12:54 PM
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Driver side window squeaking/screeching quick fix any1?

For some reason when i roll down the drivers side window it screeches all nasty and horror-film like. I was going to take the door apart, but just wanted to see if any1 got rid of this problem a different way.


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Got the same problem. It makes me cringe when I hear it. I'm going to the dealer this weekend to have them fix it. Unfortunately, it doesn't seem to happen when it is cold outside. Hopefully it can be reproduced for the service manager.
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have you tried flushing the seal and window area out with water? sounds like debris is in there causing that
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Originally Posted by 2004TL4me
Got the same problem. It makes me cringe when I hear it. I'm going to the dealer this weekend to have them fix it. Unfortunately, it doesn't seem to happen when it is cold outside. Hopefully it can be reproduced for the service manager.
Got the same problem on a 3G but luckily it's on passenger's side so it doesn't bother me much, and what's weird is that it sometimes will work fine for a day or two and then it goes back to the noise, I live in a hot city so mine can't be the cold
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For some reason when i roll down the drivers side window it screeches all nasty and horror-film like. I was going to take the door apart, but just wanted to see if any1 got rid of this problem a different way.


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Had same problem. Service advisor recommended silicone spray to use in the rubber tracking (where the window goes up and down). Did this about a year ago, now it is smooth and quiet.

Give it a try and report back. You can purchase the bottle for about three bucks at an autoparts store.
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Is that the same thing as silicone lubricant? Doesn't that make the window look greasy?
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Originally Posted by 2004TL4me
Is that the same thing as silicone lubricant? Doesn't that make the window look greasy?
That's what I'm concerned about...
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Is that the same thing as silicone lubricant? Doesn't that make the window look greasy?
Absolutely not, what basically happens is that the rubber starts to dry out along the track causing the window to squeek while going up or down. Grab a bottle of the silicone lubricant spray and spray inside the track. Not the bottom track (where the window hides), that will make your window look greasy. What you are looking to spray is the two sides and the top. Believe or not, that is where your noise is coming from. Let me know how it works out.
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Absolutely not, what basically happens is that the rubber starts to dry out along the track causing the window to squeek while going up or down. Grab a bottle of the silicone lubricant spray and spray inside the track. Not the bottom track (where the window hides), that will make your window look greasy. What you are looking to spray is the two sides and the top. Believe or not, that is where your noise is coming from. Let me know how it works out.
Huh. I'll give it a shot. Always thought it was coming from the bottom of the window. Thanks for the tip.
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Originally Posted by 2004TL4me
Huh. I'll give it a shot. Always thought it was coming from the bottom of the window. Thanks for the tip.

Yeah I thought the exact same thing at the time. But in essence it wasn't making any noise at all.
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I also thought it was something in the bottom as well, synthetic oil, imma go buy it right now. Thanks for the helpful feedback
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Sides and top? My problem sounds like the bottom as well. So just to clarify, I spray the sides and top seals with the window (up or down)? Not the bottom seal.
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Sides and top? My problem sounds like the bottom as well. So just to clarify, I spray the sides and top seals with the window (up or down)? Not the bottom seal.
You dont spray the top. That would get the glass greasy looking. Just the 2 sides of the windo (the track area where it rides. I would try washing the rubber seal out too, the out side one that keeps dirt and stuff from getting in the door from between the glass.
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Originally Posted by fsttyms1
You dont spray the top. That would get the glass greasy looking. Just the 2 sides of the windo (the track area where it rides. I would try washing the rubber seal out too, the out side one that keeps dirt and stuff from getting in the door from between the glass.

I did indicate to spray the top, which is indeed incorrect.
When doing mine I did exactly what Kris suggested here, just the two sides.
It's been over a year since I've done this, the windows have tracked smoother and without any squaking sounds whatsoever.

One word of caution, DO NOT confuse the silicone spray for WD-40. Two totally different things here.
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12 years latter I have exactly same problem. Driver side window is screeching. But in my case it is noisy when is closing not when is opening. What is current recommendation about this?
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Well I figured out what make noise. Did set silicone spray didn't help, than silicone grease in side grooves, help just little. Problem is rear grove and driver window rear edge are of the parallel and rear top of window contact bottom of grove. Hence no noise when it go down but big noise when it go up. If is possible to adjust window it will solve problem.
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It is said in manual to lubricate "run channel" with silicone grease. https://www.ebay.com/p/OEM-Honda-Shi...1455443&chn=ps
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Well I figured out what make noise again. It is lower outer weather strip. Happen to rain for a while and noise of window is gone when I move it up down. So conclusion was must be lower outer weather strip. I sprayed it with silicone spray and noise is mostly gone.
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To add window is not adjustable. I play with it at Sunday, take door panel off. You can only move window left or right 3/16 or so. But you can not move one side of window up or down. Evidently it wasn't problem any way.
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