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    Anyone fixed the window squeak?

    I'm trying to find a quick and simple fix for the window squeak. Has anyone been successful fixing it on their own. I'll take it to the dealer if I must, but I'd prefer not to. Thanks in advance.
    -Jim

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    I'd like to know too. It doesn't bug me that bad, but if there's a way to fix it.. I'd do it.
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    i just got the squeak, sounds just like a common squeak in my miata, the fix there was to clean the window tracks, i have not tried it yet, no time to take door panel off, in the miata i just cleaned the track inside the door with a rag, supposedly dirt gets in there and make a horrid noise, very similar to what i am hearing in my rex. i will let you know if i ever get around to it. i found the fix somewhere on miata.net.

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    dealer oiled mine, and said it fixed the squeal, but it didn't.

    then they said it's becasue my window is tinted.

    is anyone sure it's not mechanical. is really sounds like the motor is shot.

    dR

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    I'm not sure if it's dirt. Or that's the only reason for it to squeak. Mine started squeaking about 2-3 days after I bought it.

    And if it is dirt. I'm not taking the door apart every few days to fix it.

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    Originally posted by dark_rex
    dealer oiled mine, and said it fixed the squeal, but it didn't.

    then they said it's becasue my window is tinted.

    is anyone sure it's not mechanical. is really sounds like the motor is shot.

    dR
    I hope they didn't really use oil. Oil sometimes (depends on the oil) causes rubber parts to expand. I think that would be opposite of what you want to have happen.

    I thought I heard someone using a silicon based lubricant at the dealership. But I'm not positive.

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    Silicon glass lubricant on the weather stripping will solve it. I haven't got around to it yet. I got used to it, but it makes passengers think your windows are POSs.

    -Jim

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    Originally posted by PlatinumWRX
    Silicon glass lubricant on the weather stripping will solve it. I haven't got around to it yet. I got used to it, but it makes passengers think your windows are POSs.

    -Jim
    the windows are kinda crappy. i mean, at 45 mph with the windows open, they shake. just another sacrafice for a killer ride. every time i think about the dissapointing interior or road noise or rattles and shakes, i just think, hey, you can't have it all for $22K right?

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    Originally posted by dark_rex
    the windows are kinda crappy. i mean, at 45 mph with the windows open, they shake. just another sacrafice for a killer ride. every time i think about the dissapointing interior or road noise or rattles and shakes, i just think, hey, you can't have it all for $22K right?
    Right, we had this discussion before. It's not a Lexus. Plus, Subaru's frameless doors save A LOT OF WEIGHT!!!! Not to mention, they look cool when they are open with the windows down.

    -Jim

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    Originally posted by PlatinumWRX

    Not to mention, they look cool when they are open with the windows down.

    -Jim
    Bingo! Although they did confuse the hell outta me when I first saw them like that
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    widow squeak....

    Yeah I'm gonna try some DOW Corning, high vacuumn grease, clear silicone grease, safe for rubber and glass. I'll let ya know...


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    I've had my car a little over a week and just started noticing this irritating squeak when the windows go down. Figured it was a problem just with mine......Let me know if anyone has a good cure.
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    had mine for a month and a half and no squeek...thank god
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    My driver's side front window just started making this nasty squeak last night. I already have an appointment at the dealer on tuesday. i'll get them to fix it and tell me what the problem was.

    and no....i don't have aftermarket windows...so that's not the problem
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    Mine just started last week at 2200 miles. I hit a nasty bump in the road, and it sounded like my window cracked, but nothign visible. When I rolled it down, it started this nasty squeak about half way down. Does it every time now, but only on the way down.

    I have an appointment with the dealer next week.

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