92 accord window won't go all the way up

Discussion in 'Accord' started by Jeremy, Feb 29, 2004.

  1. Jeremy

    Jeremy Guest

    Hi there, I have a '92 Accord Lx. I rolled one of the back windows
    (power) all the way down and it made a really loud noise and got stuck
    stuck. It seemed to be off track. So, I removed the door panel and
    sort of lifted up on the window and it went back up. It now goes up
    and down, but stops about 1cm short of the top. Any suggestions on
    how to get it propperly alligned? I haven't rolled it all the way
    down again. Should I give that a try?
    Any help is much appreciated!
    Jeremy, Feb 29, 2004
  2. Jeremy

    KWW Guest

    Let me know when you find out what to do. I have the same problem with my
    '93. I also have the driver's front window that,when rolled all the way up,
    kicks forward a little and has a gap at the upper back part.
    KWW, Mar 3, 2004
  3. Jeremy

    steve Guest

    I have those two EXACT problems with my 91 accord. The drivers front
    windows doesnt bother me that much but the 2cm or so in the back is a
    real pain. Curious what the fixes are.
    steve, Mar 4, 2004
  4. Jeremy

    Grahame Guest

    This might help, it's for the drivers door but the same adjustment could
    apply to the back window.
    Grahame, Mar 4, 2004
  5. KWW: I don't recommend disturbing the front window adjustment for your
    issue. I had the problem too and traced it to the big rubberized seal
    (window channel) that the window rides in. They get old, and then stop being
    as easy for the glass to slide in. Once the glass starts grabbing the
    channel, it drives it in out of position. If you look at your window
    channel, you will probably notice that the part of the channel that is
    molded in to a 30 degree angle at the front is nowhere near the 30 degree
    angel in the opening in the door.

    - usually screwed up here too
    | \
    | \
    | \ <- not aligned here, usually bunched up
    | | above the bend in the metal frame

    I bought a new channel from the dealer and put it in. You can buy it cheaper
    from Majestic Honda (mail order). That will solve the problem. You should
    periodically lubricate the channel so this doesn't happen (or happen again).
    Use silicone spray lubricant. There are a few versions on the market - try
    to get one that doesn't smell like WD40 (that is, doesn't have lots of
    hydrocarbons in it), you want pure silicone.

    Simply lubricating the old channel may not work since it probably has been
    deformed for years. But, you can take it out, try massaging it back in to
    shape and lubricating it.

    One last note: don't have your engine running when you spray this stuff.
    Some cars (VW for sure) have Mass Air Flow Sensors that will fail quickly if
    they are exposed to silicone.

    Arthur Russell, Mar 5, 2004
  6. Jeremy

    KWW Guest

    Wow, that is great information! I will try it. I also have to replace the
    door seal on the driver's door because it was shreaded at the top
    (ingress/egress) by the PO.
    KWW, Mar 5, 2004
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