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Old 05-02-2008, 10:19 AM   #1 (permalink)
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My subaru hates me this week. : ( Sunday found out the door is leaking at the mirror. Tuesday stalls out rest of week starts up funny in the cold. Today (friday) my drviers side window will not go down I hear the motor but no go. Samantha Subaru what else do you have up your sleeve? Arg oh well lol well looks like all Subars have a bad week.
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Sounds like your window motor is doing the same thing as mine did when it died. Totally rusted out around the drive gears and wouldn't turn mechanism any more. Engine sounds like idle air control circuit a little dirty. A simple cleaning of the IAC motor and the casing and passages cured my problems. As for the window leaking, Well can't offer any advice on that one. Hope this helps.
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How do I clean the IAC and where is it lol. The window is off track because I can push it down and pull it up.
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For the window you have to unsnap the door card. unscrew the few screws and normally (my personal experience...) find the short gold screws in the bottom of the door that have fallen from the motor. Put them in and add lock washers. Gradually they loosen over time, and if you don't catch it then it falls apart.
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The Idle Air Control Valve is just off the Throttle Body. Use TBI cleaner, because it'll be sage with electrical components
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As far as leaking at the mirror... elaborate more if you could.
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[/QUOTE]The window is off track because I can push it down and pull it up.[/QUOTE]

I could also do this with mine and it was not off track. The window motor became full of water and over time rusted the metal inside the gear casing causing the components to separate and was unable to turn the window regulator. Does your motor still work, yet not move the window? Maybe hear a clunking noise?
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the motor works but it sounds chunky. The mirror leaks through the back and dribbles down through the tweeter.
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Our subies must have been built together. Replace the window motor(not cheap, nor a fun job) and your window should operate as it was intended to. The regulator mechanism had to come out as 1 piece as the motor was attached to it. Lube everything up with white grease when you put it back together. As for the leaking mirror gusset, maybe a replacement for that is due as well. that should be an easy job since you have the door apart already.
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How much am I looking at? Pardon my french but the whole window leaking thing well this is the second time this has happened its being shoved so far up the dealers you know what... It is now May I had that replaced in October and its leaking again yea its a 95 dollar piece for that the window seal is going to be god only knows 10k.
However I still love the Subaru or as my friends call it Shelly or Sam to pieces go figure.
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The window motor was about 350 CDN last year, but parts tend to cost less in the US for some reason. If the window seal was replaced last fall, it should still be covered under warranty, unless you changed it, then it may not be covered. When you change the motor, maybe get the window checked for proper travel/tracking. It could be out of adjustment. Some poeple have had to tighten or adjust their window mechanisms over time.
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Ugh so I finally went to the dealer and the window motor rotted out and rusted 420 US to replace they ordered the part and replaced it. I get a phone call the Window hardware it self that mounted the window to the regulator rotted out. and the hardware that mounted it in rotted out as well. So they they had to order the the window glass just to get some 50 cent parts so now I am up to 850 dollars total just to get the window fixed.
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Sounds like your window motor is doing the same thing as mine did when it died. Totally rusted out around the drive gears and wouldn't turn mechanism any more..
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... went to the dealer and the window motor rotted out and rusted... the Window hardware it self that mounted the window to the regulator rotted out. and the hardware that mounted it in rotted out as well...
Why would that happen in cars less than 5 years old? Is there anything I can do to prevent it happening to my car?
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Well I noticed one thing on my moms Nissan and my dads Audi part of there services the locks and windows are lubed and greased nothing for my Subaru on that so I think every 10k I'm going to throw grease on the gears now.
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Rustproofing every year includes inside door panels.
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