Power window problem (w/ video!)

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  1. kenton

    kenton New Member

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    Hey guys. My name is Kenton and I daily drive a 1998 Honda Accord Coupe EX-L in Black Currant Pearl (aka purple). I've owned this car for around six years now.

    Today two things happened.

    This is the first:

    :omgbd::omgbd:[​IMG]:omgbd::omgbd:


    The second is my passenger power window started acting up. Here's the cliffs:

    - Not a problem with the switch
    - Up and down are perfect, no noises, no problems
    - Trying to go to 100% closed at about 95% it starts to make a horrible noise (heard in the video) and won't close.
    - I can slide the glass around with my hands, left and right, up and down. I can manually finish closing it with my hands, but as soon as I open the door or close it it falls back down.


    What can I do? I assume I'll need to pry off the door panel but I don't know how. Does anyone have a DIY guide for that?

    Can anyone help?

    The video is located: http://kenton.org/window.avi

    You can see me going up and down at first to show you it's normal, then I try to close it!

    Please help
     
  2. ccordex00

    ccordex00 Well-Known Member

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    I think it might the be the line motor that raises the window....It happened on my friends' WV golf....
     
  3. cirsurvive711

    cirsurvive711 Well-Known Member

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    My guess would be the motor
     
  4. Totalimmortal

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    It's the window regulator. Happened to mine recently. You have to replace it. I still haven't done mine.
     
  5. madaccord

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    yea the regulator, the gear is worn out, you can buy a new one for about $80 at the dealership and install it in about 30 mins
     
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    haha i have a black currant pearl accord that had the same problem =P.
    It's the window regulator.
     
  7. sikjdm

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    tafetta white, ftw!
    :) sup kenton? long time no talk man lol
     

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