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Posted: Fri May 18, 2007 10:23 pm 
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I recently bought some new, non-genuine window regulators for my ef fairy. But when i put them in, they didn't seem to have enough power to wind the windows up. Out of the car they seem okay, but in the door with the window attached they were uesless. is this the regulators or am i not doing something right. Any ideas?? :cry:

 

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Posted: Sat May 19, 2007 2:08 pm 
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You will find the factory Rockwell units to be the best - decent power, pretty quiet as well.
What brand are yours ?? Preslite ??

If they're secondhand, you may need to service the cable drum and the cables. I've seen a few units where the plastic cable guides have broken, making it harder for the motor to drive the unit.

The manual cables and slider unit will transfer across pretty easily, although you'll need to redrill holes to fit the motor unit as it's location moves slightly.
Your window and channels may not be helping - try moving the window with your hands on it's own up and down - the channels may need lubing (there are threads and a sticky on this) - you can elongate the holes for the lower back guides and adjust them, and you can elongate the holes to adjust the window angle, but that's just about it.

 

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Posted: Sun May 20, 2007 10:58 am 
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I got one for a drivers window, still works.
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Posted: Mon May 21, 2007 11:40 pm 
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Have you tried lubricating the rubber window channels? When they're dry it makes hard work for the elec motors. I thought I had a dead elec window, lubricated the rubbers, and it was good as new!
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Posted: Mon May 21, 2007 11:44 pm 
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Private9 wrote:
Have you tried lubricating the rubber window channels? When they're dry it makes hard work for the elec motors. I thought I had a dead elec window, lubricated the rubbers, and it was good as new!


what is best to lube them with?

 

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Posted: Tue May 22, 2007 9:14 pm 
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my front windows fallen inwards a bit, and its ripped one layer of tint off from when the window slides on the inside of the door edge on its way down.

new regs or can i pull the door trim off and service them? am going to need a re tint too i reckon

 

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Posted: Tue May 22, 2007 10:05 pm 
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pugsley wrote:
Private9 wrote:
Have you tried lubricating the rubber window channels? When they're dry it makes hard work for the elec motors. I thought I had a dead elec window, lubricated the rubbers, and it was good as new!


what is best to lube them with?


graphite powder is the go! There are some others but yeah this stuff works well! Also suited for locks too! Can get pricey this stuff but it great for many uses!
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Posted: Tue May 22, 2007 10:06 pm 
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pugsley wrote:
Private9 wrote:
Have you tried lubricating the rubber window channels? When they're dry it makes hard work for the elec motors. I thought I had a dead elec window, lubricated the rubbers, and it was good as new!


what is best to lube them with?


graphite powder is the go! There are some others but yeah this stuff works well! Also suited for locks too! Can get pricey this stuff but it great for many uses!
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Posted: Tue May 22, 2007 10:39 pm 
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jrfttf wrote:
pugsley wrote:
Private9 wrote:
Have you tried lubricating the rubber window channels? When they're dry it makes hard work for the elec motors. I thought I had a dead elec window, lubricated the rubbers, and it was good as new!


what is best to lube them with?


graphite powder is the go! There are some others but yeah this stuff works well! Also suited for locks too! Can get pricey this stuff but it great for many uses!


It's great stuff, and it's what I use, but it can get messy and if you leave it on external rubbers, it kind of stays there, even after washing!

Apparenlty you can get dry lube in an aerosol can and it's supposed to be pretty good. I'm going to try some of this next time.
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Posted: Wed May 30, 2007 11:15 pm 
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Dlck SMiths sell '808 Silicon Spray' worked really well on mine, i had the same prob as the OP.
$18 for a large spray can.

 

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Posted: Sun Jun 03, 2007 3:06 pm 
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just put a new aftermarket regulator in my passenger door and it wouldn't go up until i cleaned the tracks with silicon spray, just like new now :D
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Posted: Sun Jun 03, 2007 3:31 pm 
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808 silicon spray from BigW for about $12
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