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Cadillac Escalade, EXT and ESV Forum - 1999 - 2006 Discussion, Slow Window in Cadillac Escalade Forums; So I recently had a Viper 5902 installed w/all the bells and whistles. Everything was great except for two problems. ...
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    Slow Window

    So I recently had a Viper 5902 installed w/all the bells and whistles. Everything was great except for two problems. #1)Proximity sensor freaks out all the time. (Im still combating this problem) #2)Passenger window moves so slow it won't even roll up with armed automation. Even normal use has gotten to the point where I just can't take it anymore.

    I read all over, on all the forums about how to fix it. I found out that NAPA has a lifetime warranty on the motor/regulator assembly, and its reasonably priced. (way cheaper than Acura). So I decided to replace both sides just as a preventative MX so I don't get stuck windows down in the rain (happened twice before, both Acura). After I replaced them I gave em a try and to my surprise still slow as Hell. I can hear that the new motors are way more powerful than the old ones but the windows are still binding up about half way up.

    I lubed the Hell out of every moving surface I could find. Still slow. Then it hit me. Kind of like an Aircraft door when it won't close smoothly. Needs to be rigged.

    There are two clamps that hold the window in place. One bolt each. There's also a fwd track bolt and a rear track bolt. I loosened all four of the bolts and then put them back in finger tight. Enough so everything jiggles but doesn't fall out.

    I then slowly moved the window up and down via the switch, paying close attention to the window clamp area. (Dont want the window to separate from the clamps). I continued to do that up and down while spraying lube on the tracks until voila, smooth as butter. Then I slowly tightened down each bolt while moving the window. Over time these clamps and tracks get mis-aligned causing too much friction resulting in premature failure of the windows components.

    Now with the 530T, my windows haul ass with express up/down and armed automation. Good Luck and I hope this helps.

    JMAC

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    Re: Slow Window

    i might have to try this sometime on my 03 the windows are just starting to get slow

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    Re: Slow Window

    did you try this and did it work ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wetneck
    did you try this and did it work ?
    Not yet as I haven't had the time(been busy)

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