Adjusting Power Window - 2001 Chevy Venture
Driver's Side Power Window - August 9, 2004
These pictures show
the driver's side door
panel open to lubricate & adjust the window. It was "rocking
forward" and would slow down when going up. The
passenger side window
does not have the same problem.
I suspect driver's door gets more
and shows the problem "sooner" (passenger side may have
problems in the
June 2006 Update: My driver's side window started to drag & tilt
again. After reading some posts on the
forums, I decided to use a silicone based spray lubricant on the window
guides (in the door frame). I gave
them a good soaking and it seemed to do the job. And it is much easier
than taking the door panels off!
Remove the door
There are two (2) bolts that have to be removed before the trim panel will
come off - one near the door handle, and one under the armrest switch
Pry up the switch panel to get access to the second bolt. Carefully
pry off the
inside trim cover (behind the handle that opens the door). Then use
removal tool to loosen the retainers around the edge of the door.
The bolt on the right of the "plastic bag" had probably come loose over time
allowed the guide rail (not visible) for the front of the window to slide
This caused the window to "rock forward" about
half-way up. This "went away"
after the bolt was loosened and the guide rail was moved toward the back of
the door (left in pictures). I then tightened it back down.
This pictures shows
the lower section of the driver's side door with the trim panel
and the rain guard removed. If the rain guard is carefully removed,
it can be
reinstalled without adding extra adhesive. The plastic trim
retainers may have
to be replaced.
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