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I replaced the motor for the driver sides automatic window. It binds while going down and makes a squeaking sound, going back up it is okay. I have tried to re-align the window several times but it still does the same thing. What do I do?

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Amanda J. Pierce, MBA Tonia, The window motor may be in a bind, or the coil spring may need to be lubricated with a white lithium spray grease. If you obtained this replacement motor from a salvage yard or a used parts location, it may just need a little maintenance. Try this first, if not, check on the warranty of your replacement part. A. J.

Kerri Papajohn, Marketing Director at USA Sealants, Inc. You may try to lubricate the power window regulator's metal arms first. If that doesn't work then you may need to replace the plastic sliders that attach to the metal arms of the regulator in the door panel (which wears down over time anyhow).

Kristin Brocoff, Director of Corporate Communications at Tonia, have you looked into the possibility that your vehicle may have a technical service bulletin or known issue related to the window motor? Depending on the year, make and model of your car, and whether or not it's still under warranty, you may be able to get it repaired. I encourage you to ask your dealership or check for TSBs. Best, Kristin Brocoff, Corporation

Lori Johnson, Owner and Instructor at Ladies Start Your Engines Dear Tonia, You can try spraying the rubber window track with silicone spray to see if the noise goes away. If that doesn't work then there is still a problem with the window alignment. Lori Johnson

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