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Any fix to the window going up and rolling the rubber inside ? The Dealer wants to tear my roof apart and replace all the rubber molding (gasket) around the window. But, I am not sure I want my NON- Leaking roof and windless sounding truck taken apart to do that. Anyone had this problem or know a fix without all that problem.
 
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Mine does. It doesn't make noise most of the time, and when it does, I just put the window up and down a couple of times until it stops.
I wouldn't let them mess with it! :bs
When I was a kid my grandmother had a new Buick with wind noise around the drivers vent window (1967 Wildcat). I asked her why she didn't get the dealer fix it, as it was new? She said,"Honey, if I take it in they might make it worse." :(
After being in the car business 29 years, I've found out that many times she was right. :cry
 
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My 05 did this from day one. Seemed to become worse and worse. I had to slam the doors several times before it would track right. I also carried around a tapered and rounded piece of wood in my pocket to "assist" proper seating if it partially rolled the seal!! After replacing the aft seals 3 times, they took the door panel off and adjusted the window tracking. This improved the condition to where it only happens occasionally now. It also improved the wind noise and the doors don't slam with as much of a cheesy sound with the windows down as they did before. In regards to the response above to just live with it, I cannot for the life of me understand folks that will spend that kind of $$$ for a vehicle and tolerate sub-par performance..
BTW - is that your SSR I've seen in Bldg. 2 parking lot???
 

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Don't Expect Any Fix From Gm

2004 SPT TRCK said:
Any fix to the window going up and rolling the rubber inside ? The Dealer wants to tear my roof apart and replace all the rubber molding (gasket) around the window. But, I am not sure I want my NON- Leaking roof and windless sounding truck taken apart to do that. Anyone had this problem or know a fix without all that problem.
This is an ongoing problem with hundreds of us out here. Such attempt have been made from using paper towel roll put between the window and the glass to re-train the rubber to having every dealer out there trying to adjust it, but ABSOLUTELY NO METHOD OR INSTRUCTIONS HAVE EVER BEEN OFFERED FROM GM FOR A REAL FIX!!

Good luck, I had two sets of rubber seals and three window adjustments and it never solved it. There are many threads on this subject, but there seems to be a sharp dealer mechanic in Houston that knows the fix. It has to do with adding some washers to the adjustment in the door somewhere. You may try the search function and find alot more about this problem.

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Had the problem with mine, rolled paper towel in window for a week took care of it. It has been 5 months and no problems yet.
 

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Houtex was one of the first to have the problem fixed by his dealer Marc Hiak(?) He had it adjusted and no problems since. I took mine in for the same problem and they replaced the roof seal even though I told them about the window adjustment. Guess what that didn't fix it. They called the Houston dealer and "viola" "lol it was fixed and no problems since.

My guess is they didn't adjust it exactly right there is an in fact an adjustment that is either to much or to little. Don't settle for "half assed" when you have the resources and warranty.
 

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I had this prblem also. Dealer warmed the rubber with a heat gun with the window in the up position and the rubber in it's proper position. Formed beautifully onto the shape of the window. No issues after that. Worth a try?
 

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Dealer fixed mine no problem

The dealer fixed mine and did a good job. I couldn't tell that they even messed with the top. Replaced the rubber moulding.

Jake Sweeney Cincinnati :cool
 
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I've been SO picky about my cars over the years, I've taken "little" things in to be fixed, and they were made into BIG things! :banghead
I'm not saying it's right, just the way things are.
My grandmothers words have come back to haunt me many times! :skep
 

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I went to the dealer today, the service writer turned on my ingn. rolled the window down then rolled it up, stepped out shut the door, and repeated the process until the darn thing went up by itself!! It lowers just enough to open, then zips back up when it shut! Try it! works like a charm now!
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Please - stop bending and heating the rubber. The window has to be adjusted so that it tracks correctly. When the panel is replaced after the adjustment, it knocks the "fix" a little out of whack. Have to allow for that when they fix it. Call Brad Belota at Mac Haik in Houston. Mine was fixed about 10 months ago and has worked perfectly since then. All that messing with the seals is just fixing the symptom, not the disease.

BTW - everytime I see Brad, he tells me about the dozen or so more calls he's handled for this since the last time I saw him.
 

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Dealer's Number

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... BTW - everytime I see Brad, he tells me about the dozen or so more calls he's handled for this since the last time I saw him.
Hey houtex,

You might have given out the dealership's number before if so I missed it. Would you give us that number so that anyone of us that have that same problem might be able to call them up. Could you please post that number or perhaps PM me with it ok?

Thanks!
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Hey houtex,

You might have given out the dealership's number before if so I missed it. Would you give us that number so that anyone of us that have that same problem might be able to call them up. Could you please post that number or perhaps PM me with it ok?

Thanks!
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Have posted it a couple of times, but it's been awhile. Here it is 281 596-6374. It's Brad Belota's direct number. He doesn't mind speaking with owners, but believe's it's more efficient to have your dealer call him.
 

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Had my left window moulding replaced....the new one is worse tnan the old one ..still leaks bad on both sides now before was only left side.

My drivers door has slack ?? you can push on the door when close and it will move about a 1/4 inch..there does not to appear to be a way to adjust it...anyone had this problem?
 

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No door slack problems. replacing the seal won't fix the leak if the window isn't adjusted. I had a leak on both sides. Adjustment fixed it all.
 

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window seal biting.

And I had the seal replaced, without fixing the problem. The window was adjusted, still didn't fix the problem. Finally the rubber was trained with a bulge of tissue for a couple of days. Haven't had a problem since.

Would the problem have been fixed by using training first? No way to know now.

IMHO Try training first, second have the window adjusted, then replace the seal if necessary.

I put replacing the seal last, given and assumption that the top dose not currently leak water. The downside of having a leaky roof just scares the heck out of me. Been there and done that.
 

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Window Fixed!

I was at my dealer yesterday, the service tech got in and turned on the accessory with the key, rolled the window up, shut the door, and reopened it, rolled it down, then up again, and shut the door and magically it rolled down just enough to allow the window to fit below the rubber trim and rolled itself back up!
Try it!
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From what I recall it sounds like your door latch needs to be adjusted. Bodyman would be more familiar with this.

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Misery loves company

I've had the same problem. However, after reading the post about the paper towel and heat, my hubby used a small, thin piece of wood under the seal after getting the window up without biting the seal and it has been "trained". It doesn't catch anymore and it's only been 4 days. :cool

Not a "certified" way to fix but it worked. Just FYI.
 
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