slow locks and windows on 62

Discussion in '60-Series Wagons' started by adidasprof, Jul 6, 2005.

  1. adidasprof

    adidasprof

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    I have a strange thing happening with my windows and locks. When my 62 is on and idle the windows and locks are very very slow and actually the back doors don't unlock most of the time. However when I'm driving or revving the engine, the locks and windows work fine, although trying to roll two or more windows at once is a little slower, but still much better than idle. Anyone have any suggestions or ideas? Thanks.
     
  2. Landpimp

    Landpimp GOLD Star

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    voltage at idel is lower than at speed, it pretty typical on a 62.

    to help the slow window, clean and lube the rubber runners
     
  3. sportbiker929

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    silicone lube works great!
     
  4. adidasprof

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    Thanks guys, any suggestions on the locks?
     
  5. Tapage

    Tapage Club 4X4 Panamá SILVER Star

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    check the V on the lock motor, and if is poor, try to get other new cable with right V.
     
  6. zcruiser

    zcruiser Needs monitoring

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    Do you have to remove the interior door panel to lube the window mechanism, or are you talking about lubing the runners in the upper half of the door?
     
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    rubber runners on the fron and aft sides of the glass
     
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    zcruiser Needs monitoring

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    Reviving an old thread here, but after trying to lube the front and aft vertical guides for the windows, and not improving things much, I opened the door panels and lubed the horizontal track below the window. This is where a wheel at the end of the motor arm runs back and forth to raise and lower the window, and it was pretty dry. Tried also lubing the gear teeth on the armature, but a little difficult to access.

    I think the windows are working a little better, but still not real quick. Fortunately the driver's window is the fastest of any of the four!

    :beer:
     
  9. import silvia

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    The wireing harness in the drivers door provides the 12v+ for the entire locks and windows system and, well the design pretty much sucks. A few weeks back I was repairing some rust and refreshed/rebuilt that harness while I was in there. The windows and locks now work MUCH better. It was a royal pain to get out and to reinstall but the improvments were worth it.
     
  10. Spook50

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    What all did you do to your harness? I was working on a basic "window booster" system that would feed full battery power to the window motors, but when I pulled one of my motors and switches out, I found out my design wouldn't work. Looks like the voltage to the motors is actually reversed between up and down, from what I could see. I had thought it was a three wire system when I designed the booster :frown:

    Anything we can do to make our windows work faster is definately a valuable addition to the knowledge base here.
     
  11. jefferson-mo

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    Also make sure your alternator is putting out what it's supposed to. Check battery connections too......





    Heheh hehe


    he said 'putting out'


    he he hehe
     
  12. import silvia

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    Pretty much I took it all apart and improved all of the mid harness factory splices. They are the ones wrapped in the wide blue electrical tape. Toyota seems to use a wierd black coating on their wires that is very tough to solder and therefore uses little clamps to make the splices. These clamp connections are a serious weak point in our electrical systems. To fix them I took the harness out of the truck completely unwrapped it and replaced the clamps with solder conections. All I had to do was brush the coating off of the wires to make the solder stick.

    The end result is all of the windows travel much faster and the power locks operate with much more force.

    This is pretty much the same thing I did to my rear harness a few months back. I am at the point where I assume the harness is bad whenever I have any electrical issues.
     
  13. Spook50

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    So you pulled it out of all the doors to do this, or one at a time, or was it just the section of wiring in the driver's door that needed work? My locks are operating perfectly, but my windows are in sad shape. If they're wet or cold, they straight up just won't work, save for my driver's window.
     
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    Thus far all I have done is my driver door. As time and desire permits I will do the rest.
     
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    Sounds good to me. I'm gonna have to give mine a try now.
     
  16. SmallManBigMouth

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    Alright, here goes:

    I've had the same slow window and power door lock issue as above, but I have an aftermarket alarm installed by PO.

    The rear door locks were always a bit sticky, but have now become all but useless(unless the truck is running--then they work like champs).

    I started a thread here: https://forum.ih8mud.com/showthread.php?t=78684

    But I'm now wondering if import silvia, Spook50 or anyone else has anything to add with respect to reworking the loom in the driver's door given the aftermarket alarm.

    I should also preface the above by relaying that I spoke with the service manager at TLC and his answer was that the only thing that'd repair the functionality of the rear door locks is to pull the alarm entirely. This isn't really an option for me as the truck is for work and at any given time has thousands of dollars of photo gear in it.

    Any advice would be greatly appreciated--as always!
     
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