View Full Version : Windows Rolling Up/Down Slow fix

Mr. Previa
11-30-2011, 06:27 AM
I found this in another forum. Thought it was a good post.

Fixing slow windows.

Parts needed:
1 Large box or bag of Q-tips (get good quality, strong type Q-tips)
1 bottle of rubbing alcohol (nothing fancy, just plain old rubbing alcohol)
1 can of Silicone Spray lubricant (I use Pyroil which was availiable at Checker/Shucks/Kragen)

1. Roll your windows all the way down
2. Get out your Q-tips and alcohol and wet a Q-tip
3. Start wiping the window track with the Q-tip (you will do this ALOT and will take several Q-tips!)

After you are 100% sure the track is clean ( I rolled my windows back up and continued every inch of my track) take your silicone spray lubricant and spray the window track (use the little red tube to minimize mess) and allow to sit for a few minutes....repeat with a second spray of lubricant.

Continue on all windows/tracks.

The Q-tips will get incredibly dirty and it will take ALOT of wiping (On my Accord I went through more than 500 Q-tips) but the money saved from not having to buy a new motor was definitely worth the time

(you can removed the door panels and clean also that way if really want to get into but again, the money saved is really worth it)

Rubbing alcohol will eat window tint. Make sure it is all off before you use the lube.

04-27-2012, 03:11 AM
Thanks! I'll try this on my 25 yr old windows! They're rolling slow, but still working!

Thanks for posting! :dance1::dance2::dance1:

10-18-2012, 08:28 AM
did it work, user 1?

10-19-2012, 12:47 AM
did it work, user 1?

Well I got the stuff I needed to do the window grooves but I haven't actually been doing any scrubbing. I've been somewhat stuck dead in the waters on getting tires. So everything has been somewhat put on hold. Good luck with this.

11-09-2012, 09:48 PM
My next day off I'm trying this, my window goes up super slow

05-08-2017, 10:46 PM
just did this tonight, it helped...I found that putting two q-tips together really grabbed the dirt and grime