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1998 Toyota Sienna Question: Faulty electric window on drivers side

 

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rudyglad, 3.0L V6, Carmichael, CA, January 04, 2011, 12:11
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The electric window will not close most of the time without several attempts, sometimes turning a corner or turning the engine off and on gets the window to close little by little. Is this a switch problem or a motor problem? There is no problem lowering the window. How do I access the switch mechanism, does the assembly just pry out?
Thanks,
Rudy

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    January 04, 2011, 14:20
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    If the window works fine with the engine running, but not so great with it off, I would check 2 things:

    1)Check your battery, it could be getting weak.
    2)Spray some dry silicone where the window slides, the rubber can get really,really hard and will almost stop a window, especially if the battery is weak. I used to spray silicone at each 30k, and the customer was always amazed at how well their windows worked.

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