1998 Dodge Dakota Passenger front window

Tiny
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  • 1998 DODGE DAKOTA
  • 3.9L
  • 6 CYL
  • RWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 113,000 MILES
My passenger front window does not come up properly. One end of the window comes up faster than the other end. So the window comes up at a slight angle causing it to bind. Then it stops and will go no further. The only way I can get it to go up is to have someone press the button while I hold the window and guide it along. The truck sometime sits in the hot dry Arizona heat. I believe the problem maybe it just needs to be lubricated. Any thoughts if this maybe the problem. If it does need to be lubricated what kind of lubricate should I use. Also, how hard is it to remove the door panel to access the window.
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Friday, September 19th, 2014 AT 10:04 AM

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Tiny
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Check for a broken roller attached to window. Check for window being out of channel you can put silicone RTV in the channel and get window up all the way let it sit for a day should fix it or if roller is broke see if theyare available at auto parts.
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Friday, September 19th, 2014 AT 10:18 AM
Tiny
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Thank you for the advice. I forgot to mention two things in my last message. Sometimes my window will go up properly and other times it will not. Also, when I first start to put the window up from the very bottom there is kind of a clunking noise and it is fairly noticeable.
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Friday, September 19th, 2014 AT 4:05 PM
Tiny
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Pull the door panel off and check what I've sent in pic it may be a bolt is missing as well or causing the problem.
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Friday, September 19th, 2014 AT 4:07 PM
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I pulled off the outer plastic door panel. I see no way that the inner door panel will come off. There are no seems visible and the bolt pattern shown in the picture does not match up to what I see on my truck. What I did see looking through the holes in the inner door panel were the following: It appears that the scissor-like metal pieces have a horizontal metal rail attached to it. When the window opens & closes the scissor like metal pieces have a roller on each end that moves along the rail. These two rollers are not staying in the track of the rail. The rollers come off the track, not on the ends, but come through the track. On both rollers there are broken plastic pieces, which is probably why the rollers will not stay on track. Without being able to pull off the inner door panel, I see no way I can work on my truck. I will probably have to take it into a shop.
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Monday, September 22nd, 2014 AT 12:41 PM
Tiny
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Do what I said in first reply if there is a clunking noise something is broken you should see it if you lookaround carefully
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Monday, September 22nd, 2014 AT 12:43 PM
Tiny
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Without being able to get off the inner door panel I can only see so much. There is a small round plastic piece that is broken on each end, by the rollers. I cannot access the one end because the hole in the inner door panel is very small. Thanks for your help. I will let you know what a shop has to say.
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Monday, September 22nd, 2014 AT 4:50 PM
Tiny
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I took my truck into the shop and they replaced the power window regulator without the motor. The cost was approx. $200. $100 for parts & $100 for labor. The cost seemed reasonable to me. Any thoughts on the cost? Thanks.
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Friday, September 26th, 2014 AT 11:44 AM
Tiny
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Prices vary but sounds about right
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Friday, September 26th, 2014 AT 12:07 PM

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