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Old 04-21-2013, 07:52 PM
Want the Thrill Want the Thrill is offline
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Anyone have a permanent fix for a screeching window?

I can not take this screeching any more! Had the car in for service when it was a couple of months old and it was making a loud screeching noise everytime I put the window up or down. They said they replaced a worn flocking and it was quiet for a while. The noise has come back and it is louder than ever. I took it back into the shop to be fixed. They thought the screeching was being created because the "window is too clean" and also said to make sure not to use Rain X or any type of coating on the glass. I told them I don't and frankly don't believe for a minute it's because the window is too clean. I also had the anti-trap warning come on and stay lit for a week (after which it went off). So, they cleaned the window track and the rails and gave it back and said it was fixed. Soon as I left I put the window down and it is screeching just as loud as when I dropped it off. Has anyone dealt with this and found a permanent fix for it? It's embarrasing to put the window down and have to hear this plus it is like listening to nails on a chalk board.
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Old 04-21-2013, 08:47 PM
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Anyone have a permanent fix for a screeching window?

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Old 04-23-2013, 08:57 PM
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I can not take this screeching any more! Had the car in for service when it was a couple of months old and it was making a loud screeching noise everytime I put the window up or down. They said they replaced a worn flocking and it was quiet for a while. The noise has come back and it is louder than ever. I took it back into the shop to be fixed. They thought the screeching was being created because the "window is too clean" and also said to make sure not to use Rain X or any type of coating on the glass. I told them I don't and frankly don't believe for a minute it's because the window is too clean. I also had the anti-trap warning come on and stay lit for a week (after which it went off). So, they cleaned the window track and the rails and gave it back and said it was fixed. Soon as I left I put the window down and it is screeching just as loud as when I dropped it off. Has anyone dealt with this and found a permanent fix for it? It's embarrasing to put the window down and have to hear this plus it is like listening to nails on a chalk board.
Had a similar issue on my 2011 X3. They tried to fix mine a few times and then they replaced a part, I think it was the rubber seal. The problem was solved right away. They also fixed my squeaky front brakes. Very annoying. Good luck.
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Old 04-23-2013, 10:24 PM
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They've already replaced my rubber seals once and it did fix it for a while, but now it is back louder than ever
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