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Window is moving up or down very slowly Inspection Service

For vehicle owners with power windows, a problem with windows moving very slowly can be more than a mere annoyance. It could signal an issue that could worsen with time, possibly even resulting in a window stuck in either the up or down position.

How this system works:

The way your power window system works is actually simpler than you may suspect. Your window system motor receives power through wiring, which is regulated by a fuse. When you press the window switch from inside your vehicle, it produces rotation at the motor. At that point, the regulator inside the clutch of your power window system converts that rotation into the vertical movement of your window. When certain parts within this system begin to wear, it can cause your window to move slower than it should.

Common reasons for this to happen:

  • Faulty window motor: Window motors tend to wear down with age and may even create a slower rotation when they begin to go out. The window moving up or down slowly may be the only indication of this problem, or the motor may also make a labored whirring sound when it is in operation.

  • Worn window regulator: When the regulator starts to have signs of wear, it can cause your window to move up and down at a slower rate than usual. Unfortunately, without the proper diagnostic tools and the removal of the door panel, it is difficult to determine whether the motor or the regulator is at the root of the problem. Allow a professional mechanic to perform a thorough inspection.

  • Broken window track guides: The window track guides keep the window properly in place as it goes up and down. When a track guide breaks, it can cause resistance on the window’s path, which will manifest in the window moving up and down slower than normal and possibly be accompanied by a rattling or grinding noise. Eventually, a broken guide can result in the window falling inside your door.

What to expect:

A top-rated mobile mechanic will come to your home or office to determine why the window is moving so slowly. The mechanic will need to remove the door panel for a closer look at the components of the power window system, and will identify it as an electrical issue (such as a bad motor or regulator) or a mechanical issue (such as a worn or broken guide track or track strip).

After the inspection, the mechanic will provide a detailed report that describes the source and cause of the window movement problem, along with the scope and cost of the necessary repairs.

How important is this service?

Since your window moving slowly doesn’t affect the drivability of your vehicle, it can be tempting to put off its repair for a later date. In the meantime, however, whatever component is at the root of the issue could potentially damage other parts of the power window system. Ultimately, this could increase the cost of repairs at a later date.

Keep in mind also that the issue could cause the window to suddenly stop working at any point, and while being stuck closed is a mere annoyance, being stuck open creates a large security and safety issue for you not to mention the trouble that bad weather will bring you. Get it diagnosed as soon as possible.

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John

17 years of experience
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John
17 years of experience
You truly want John to be "Your Mechanic". I'm an intern for the Disney College Program and am away from home, so when my window became stuck and wouldn't go up I started panicking. I was hesitant at first when I was shown Your Mechanic's website, but it turned out to be a great decision. First, the website gives you an incredible play-by-play of what's happening throughout the duration of booking and completing your appointment. Secondly, not only do they give you updates on your appointment, but for someone who doesn't know much about cars I appreciated the fact that they provide you with detail on what it is your car is having an issue with and its relation to your car as a whole. John was the best mechanic I could have hoped for. He was on time and got straight to work on my car. He was both friendly and proffesional as he examined my window and explained in detail what the problem was. He took his time to explain anything I had a question about which I greatly appreciated. Not only that but once he finished up with my original service he then gave me some maintenance suggestions about my car. Usually when this happens I get the feeling that the mechanic is trying to upsell me to get more work done - this was NOT the case with John. He explained the things that should be of higher priority and why they were so important while also telling me about some additional things that should get done but why they can stand to wait a little longer. He took his time and was very patient with me throughout the entire process and I couldn't be more grateful. Overall, I was nervous about giving Your Mechanic a chance but John completely squashed that nervousness as soon as he got here. His work was professional and his demeanor was incredibly friendly and courteous. I will definitely be requesting him WHEN I book my next appointment and will be referring him to anyone I meet. Thank you again, John, for your excellent service!
2004 BUICK RENDEZVOUS - WINDOWS - ORLANDO, FLORIDA

Genaro

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Smart
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Mathew

21 years of experience
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Mathew
21 years of experience
Excellent as usual!! We've asked for Mathew for all of our repair needs and will do do again!
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23 years of experience
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TJ
23 years of experience
Arrived on time, did a great job on diagnostic
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