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RE: power windows

The closest experience I have with this issue was on an 87 Quantum.  The pw
mechanism is cable operated.  The cable slides thru a sleeve, and this one
was dry.
I took the assembly out of the door and lubed it up.  The window went from
completely non-operational to pretty decent.  Actually, much faster than my

> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-quattro@audifans.com [mailto:owner-quattro@audifans.com]On
> Behalf Of geordie
> Sent: Friday, December 03, 1999 8:11 PM
> To: quattro list
> Subject: power windows
> I have always known that the power windows, at least in Audis I know,
> are slow. The windows in my '82 Coupe are slow, but they go up and down
> all the way, so it never bothered me.
> But now, the passenger window goes halfway up and stops. Maybe closer to
> 2/3rds of the way up. It stops dead...what do I do to get it going
> again? Well, I reach over while driving at speed and tug on it while
> pressing the window switch! Well, maybe I do that at the stoplight. Once
> I tug on it, the window starts moving up again, as though it needs
> momentum to get passed that point.
> Now my question is, hoping that this won't cost anything, what could be
> wrong? I sure hope it's binding on something, causing too much friction,
> but I assume it's worse. And I doubt a similar case as is with
> headlights, where there isn't enough power being delivered to the
> device....I wish.
> So does anyone have thoughts?
> Thanks,
> --
> geordie clarke
> >>ICQ  #12920626