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Old 4th December 2008, 16:45   #1
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Default Esteem Slow Power windows Issue

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I have a 2003 LXI esteem and it's passenger side power window is painfully slow. If anybody has faced this problem , please help me out
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Old 4th December 2008, 18:07   #2
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use the search function. Almost all Esteem owners have faced the issue, and most of them have reached a consensus, that you cannot do much about it.
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Old 4th December 2008, 18:43   #3
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use the search function. Almost all Esteem owners have faced the issue, and most of them have reached a consensus, that you cannot do much about it.
Absolutely. You could try changing the channels, but there will not be much of a difference.
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Old 4th December 2008, 18:46   #4
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Hello,
I had the similar issue in my Tata Sierra. tried all methods nothing worked...and in the end mechanic changed the Wires and it worked. The Original Wire, which was Old was not taking the Load.
Changing the Wires did the trick and is working fine now.
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Old 4th December 2008, 19:15   #5
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My esteem power windows always gets stuck after it is rolled down completely, then it requires some pulling to bring it up.

How much will the motor cost?

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Old 4th December 2008, 21:26   #6
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Are you sure about the motor. It could be the deformed channel.
One Question though?? are the windows slow even when they were new or they became slow later.??

One solution is that, if you are DIY guy, shop for servos of cars that has faster windows and install them. You can look for cheaper lot at the kabadi, the one who buys totall loss cars.
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Are you sure about the motor. It could be the deformed channel.
One Question though?? are the windows slow even when they were new or they became slow later.??

One solution is that, if you are DIY guy, shop for servos of cars that has faster windows and install them. You can look for cheaper lot at the kabadi, the one who buys totall loss cars.
After breaking my head over it - reason turns out to be the glass run which is made of rubber becomes hard/deformed and thats what makes the windows roll slowly and/or get stuck. It never usually anything to do with the motor - though garages make quite a bit of money changing motors!

New glass run (MGP) is around Rs. 800 per door which IMO is expensive. I have heard that there is a Rs 200 non MGP glass run that works as well - but I've never managed to get my hands on it - tried hunting for it on JC road and then gave up!

A solution that works for me is to spray Silicon spray over the channels - the windows will work fine for a month or two or till the silicon lubricant dries - once that happens re-spray

For me the Silicon spray is cheaper as a can costs around 150rs and so far its been a year and there's still spray left in the can!

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Been having the same problem with the front passenger side window. After lubing etc didnt work, was asked to change the motor by mass. Flatly rufused as new motor was quoted at Rs. 5,500!!! Long story... but they changed the channel again (expensive at Rs. 800), lubed again and did some other things (not sure what, as I wasnt there the third time. As of now it seems to be working ok.

What brand is this silicon spray? And what are its applications?
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Thats one problem that refuses to go away on esteems. The best way to is to change the assembly every year or so, there is practically no permanent solution for this menace.
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with arush , shashank and others , actualy nothing can be done, and please dont try to pull the window up always, It has got a habbit of getting dislodged from the base. I am living with this problem for the last 6 years.
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I believe all the esteems have this problem. Only once did th window get dislodged from the base when my dad applied a bit of pressure on it. Else its slow but shuts properly.
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I had the same problem and changing the rubber lining inside the door channel helped reduce it, but the windows were not as fast as they were on the first day.

As Raccoon pointed out, the rubber gets hard and also starts cracking after some time.
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I have used technologist's solution, for that matter he was the one who worked on it and the windows roll up quit nicely.
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Well, I've never had any problems with the other 3 window. Its only the front passenger window thats been frequently troublesome...
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same here. i think its the fault of the wiring. just doesnt roll up sometimes. theres a thread elsewhere on this forum though. you must learn to search. mods plz merge this thread
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