Q: Power Windows Adjustments
My 1968 bird has power windows on it. As with any car with 100K plus miles of service, the windows, particularly the rear windows,are a pain to get up (No Viagara jokes here please!). I resort to the old tug methos to get them started (again, no other jokes here,please!) and then using the window switch they eventually get to where they are supposed to seat. My question is, to alievate this, is this just a matter of adjusting the window alignment??? or is there a tension adjustment somewhere? I looked at the service manual, but I am still conffused about the remedy.. Any help would be appreciated.
A: I don’t know about 1968 birds, but my 1969 cougar convert had the same problem. I removed the motor unit, and opened it up. What was once grease had the constancy of tar. I used carb cleaner cleaned and regressed them. The ones I have done this work much better. Also some time in the past someone had reinstalled a helper spring back wards on one window. And finaly check the switch or relays, the window draws a fair amount of currant and if there is carbon scoring on the switch this might be the problem. Try using De-Oxit to remove the carbon.
Becarefull when disassembling the unit, there is a spring that helps push the window up that stings like the dickens when (if) you let it hit you.
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