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The passenger window on my V5 is really struggling to close, goes about half way up ok and then drags its way shut. Is it likely to be a duff motor or something?

Its a 2001 car and im not sure if its had the regulators fixed as ive only just got it.

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This car looks like its had a very dirty existance in the past so wouldnt be suprised if some crud has fallen down into the door. I will try and take the door casing off and see what i can get too.

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my drivers side window does exactly the same thing, goes up normal to about half-way then struggles the rest of the way. It also leaves streaks on the window which annoy the hell out of me which im thinking will be some crud on the seal. Im guessing getting to the point that needs lubrication will reuqire the door card being removed, also like pauls1820vtGolf says what do you suggest to lubricate with [:$]

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It's probably the common fault - get a repair kit from the stealers (they are cheapest) and then use this guide to replace:

http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=1015107

If it's sticking, don't use it - put it up and leave it until you confirm the problem. It can fall into the door, then you're left with an insecure car and it'll get rather wet inside until you fix it!!!

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It's probably the common fault - get a repair kit from the stealers (they are cheapest) and then use this guide to replace:

http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=1015107

If it's sticking, don't use it - put it up and leave it until you confirm the problem. It can fall into the door, then you're left with an insecure car and it'll get rather wet inside until you fix it!!!

Chris
Is a window that is slow to shut from about 3/4 of the way up a sign that the regulators are on their way out? I thought my regulators had already been replaced as when the windows are fully open the glass still pokes out a bit.
 

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The runners are the black felt type guides the glass slides in, talc does work and doesn't leave an oily mess like lubricant sprays. Try applying it with a cotton bud or something similar.

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Oh, you mean the felt type stuff that the glass slides up and down around the edge of the door?

I was thinking of lubricating the runners that the regulator clips slide up and down. No harm in trying the talc idea first though as it means I won't have to pull the door to bits.
 
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