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window motors and chat (rant)



Have you tried any of the options mentioned previously about cleaning
the runners, etc.
Whilst the motors are notoriously slow, I am starting to think that is
the damp more than the cold that makes it worse. Therefore try to find
something to clean the runners that will also help expel water - I do
suspect some of the silicone sprays like 'back to black' will do this
for you.
Ideally you need to take the window out so you can do the job properly
although you can do it with the just the window down - it is basic
mechanics so you should be able to do it yourself.
I have even considered trying to use sandpaper to smooth the edges of
the glass that runs up the runners, but suspect that might be going to
the extremes.
On the parts side of things, do try to calling Miller Off Road in the
uk ( to see if they will ship to you - if
they are willing then it might be worth saving up and putting bulk
order for consumables like filters, etc. I also think they will be
able to supply you a replacement exhaust.
Julian Voelcker
Mobile: 07971 540362
Cirencester, United Kingdom
1994 HDJ80, 2.5" OME Lift, ARB


Hi Julien
Thanks for the reply and your continued interest, yes I have cleaned out all
the rubbers and sprayed silicone down all of them to the point it was coming
out the bottom of the door. I also replaced drivers door motor and regulator
to no effect only for a while. I can hear the motors strain when used as if
they are under too much pressure. One of my back windows will not even go
down now. I have asked a few places if you can get better motors with out
success. Would it be possible to make them into manual windows.
John c
92HDJ 80 Ireland
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Sent: Wednesday, December 15, 2004 12:00 PM
Subject: Re: [ELCO] window motors and chat (rant)