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#1 NotStock88

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 03:20 PM

My car has sat most of the last 5yr and I noticed my wiper motor and my window lift motors are slow/sluggish. Is there a way to grease the motors/tracks or do I just need to replace the motors?

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 03:48 PM

My windows are a bit sluggish as well as my passenger door lock.

I figure they are just like the old men who hobble around, still work ok, just not in a rush to do anything

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 06:17 PM

View Posttux, on 16 May 2018 - 03:48 PM, said:

My windows are a bit sluggish as well as my passenger door lock.

I figure they are just like the old men who hobble around, still work ok, just not in a rush to do anything

My question is; how do I fix it? Replace them or is there a way to grease them?
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Posted 16 May 2018 - 06:49 PM

For the wiper motor I needed to clean my pivots.  See my restoration thread.
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Posted 16 May 2018 - 07:43 PM

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My question is; how do I fix it? Replace them or is there a way to grease them?

Yes, the grease gets old and very, very sticky.  Remove the wiper motor which isn't difficult, pull off the cover plate and clean, clean, clean.  Then relube with synthetic and it should spin much better.

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My windows are a bit sluggish as well as my passenger door lock.

There is a sealant used that gets hot and drips down onto the window and lock mechanisms, you need to remove the door cards and clean things up.
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Posted 16 May 2018 - 08:28 PM

While you've got the wiper motor out pull the linkage assemblies too. Like Tom said, the pivots likely need servicing. You can also add grease to the "ball/socket" joints too. Warning....the big nuts on the pivot stubs shafts can be a PAIN to get off. Might want to spray things down with Blaster a day or two before you tear into it all.

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Posted 17 May 2018 - 09:18 AM

GREAT INFO!! I love how on older cars things come apart and you can service/lube/clean them and they are good...
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Posted 17 May 2018 - 11:36 AM

Read This has pictures

http://www.starquest...howtopic=140932



read this also. some window motor cleaning and good info.

http://www.starquest...c=135264&st=200

The bearing in the motor assembly sometimes gets bound up from the old grease.
needs to be soaked and cleaned re-greased.

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