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From: Lusby, MD
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posted 06-10-2002 08:45 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for GTRocks   Click Here to Email GTRocks     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I had to replace the gear assembly in the passenger side door. The old one stripped completely. I reassembled it all today, and it still seems pretty stiff to move the window up and down. I put some bearing type grease on the gear itself, but I'm thinking I need to put something within the channel. What kind should I use? I'm thinking the grease is probably a bit Silicon spray? That probably wouldn't last long....HELP!!

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posted 06-10-2002 08:54 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I just used a small amount of wheel grease there too.I have always been told not use silcon on plastic parts.


65 coupe,351w,C4,Big Boss 429 hood scoop,Crager SS,Black Suede.

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posted 06-10-2002 09:07 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Believe it or not, FoMoCo actually offers and sells a window channel lubricant.
You can purchase it at your local FLM dealer.

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posted 06-10-2002 09:24 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for I65Stang   Click Here to Email I65Stang     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have always used white grease on mine and they are some of the smoothest I have felt . Havent done it since I installed the regulators almost 4 years ago


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1988 Mustang GT AOD vert, 15.810 @ 88.871 mph 100% stock w/ no traction
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From: Phoenix, AZ
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posted 06-10-2002 09:57 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 70SportsRoof   Click Here to Email 70SportsRoof     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'll second the white grease. I've used it on all my car's and truck's window regulators and it works great. You get in a tube that makes it easy to put in the tracks.

1970 Mustang Deluxe SportsRoof (daily driver), 1946 Ford pickup, another 1946 Ford pickup, 1947 Ford parts truck, 1957 Ford Fairlane 500 Town Vic

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posted 06-10-2002 10:30 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mellowyellow     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Third the white stuff-grease that is! Lubriplate.

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From: Pearland, Texas, USA
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posted 06-13-2002 11:36 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for JT     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Fourth on the white grease. It goes on real easy if you get it in a spray can.

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posted 06-13-2002 11:42 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for V8 Thumper   Click Here to Email V8 Thumper     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You've probably figured out by now that the 'white grease' is the ticket... but don't stop at the channels. An aerosol is required for this, but lube every mechanism of the regulator inside the door; levers, gears, slides, anything that moves/pivots/travels. Your windows will glide

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