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Window Regulator Gear Lube?
Posted by: 1STLM ()
Date: March 04, 2017 04:44PM

Should side window regulator gears and guides/rollers be lubed?

Brice

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Bozeman, Montana

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Re: Window Regulator Gear Lube?
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: March 04, 2017 04:59PM

Sure...white lithium grease IIRC

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Re: Window Regulator Gear Lube?
Posted by: 1STLM ()
Date: March 04, 2017 05:38PM

That sounds good to me. That is what the original lube looked like but was more like adhesive!

Brice

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Re: Window Regulator Gear Lube?
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: March 04, 2017 05:59PM

50 years will do that!

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Re: Window Regulator Gear Lube?
Posted by: Frank DuVal ()
Date: March 04, 2017 07:36PM

50 years, I recently had to remove the lube from my 98 Park Avenue and re-apply white lithium lube. 18 years and it was like cement. I had to lower the window pulling down on the glass while pushing the switch. Now, zip, done.thumbs up

I've always used white lithium lube for window parts.

Frank DuVal

Fredericksburg, VA

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Re: Window Regulator Gear Lube?
Posted by: 66vairman ()
Date: March 04, 2017 08:02PM

White lithium was used, but it tends to dry out after five years (design life span of 60's cars). Eventually it binds things up.

There are much better lubricants now. If the car is going to be used in adverse weather you can use water resistant marine bearing grease used on boat trailers.

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Re: Window Regulator Gear Lube?
Posted by: itskyle ()
Date: March 04, 2017 09:05PM

I used axle grease on the beetles regulators...

However, I was over zealous and always got a little red and tack on the window when ever I rolled it down and up again.

Kyle

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Re: Window Regulator Gear Lube?
Posted by: richard1 ()
Date: March 05, 2017 03:52AM

White is the preferred for color, but any multipurpose #2 grease will do. I once asked the Nissan dealer why he bought my white food grade grease, and he said customers did not like to see colored grease on the hinges, door locks, etc.

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Re: Window Regulator Gear Lube?
Posted by: Nickshu ()
Date: March 05, 2017 04:17AM

I removed mine, soaked them in solvent, then still had to scrape off the old waxy OEM grease that was hardened in place. I relubed w/ synthentic wheel bearing grease on the splines and spray synthetic lube for the pivots. Works smooth as butter now!

Nick
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Re: Window Regulator Gear Lube?
Posted by: jjohnsonjo ()
Date: March 05, 2017 04:55AM

[www.amazon.com]

This is what I use after I clean things up.

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Re: Window Regulator Gear Lube?
Posted by: TheRealHip ()
Date: March 05, 2017 07:50AM

That works great on garage door hinges and rollers............

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Re: Window Regulator Gear Lube?
Posted by: irfgt ()
Date: March 06, 2017 06:05AM

I use motorcycle chain lube in the spray can. It soaks into all the right places then turns into grease when the propellant dries up. It is great for door hinges and almost anything that moves and does not leave a residue.

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