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    Default F430 Spider Passenger Window sticking....(and driver's side squeaking)

    First up my passenger window is behaving very oddly. When I drop the roof the window doesn't want to go down and sticks immediately then goes a bit wonky (technical term) as in it doesn't look straight. If I nurse it a bit with the window switch and a bit of fiddling it does go down and once it's past the first couple of inches it goes as normal. I've had a look at a YouTube of how to remove the door panel/car etc but to be honest the mechanism all looks a bit complicated on the schematics and unless something is obviously loose or broken then I fear wasting a lot of time to take off and replace the card with fingers crossed. Before I start does anyone have any thoughts on possible issues.

    Second up - my driver's side window has got the squeak from hell on lowering. It seems to be from the door rubber/window felt and I've tried some silicon but it doesn't stop it. Could this be an alignment issue? It raises and lowers fine but the noise is ridiculous and I am sure that Ferrari didn't design it that way (or did they!). Any ideas?

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    Whenever I've had odd behaviour with a window (not happened with the Ferrari yet), it's always been the regulator. I've replaced them on some other cars (my Alfa, and the 911 turbo I used to have) - not all that difficult.

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    Door cards off, moisture barrier off, then grease the mechanisms: the central cam gear arrangement, and both front & rear sliders.

    Use Lithium grease.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MWStewart View Post
    Door cards off, moisture barrier off, then grease the mechanisms: the central cam gear arrangement, and both front & rear sliders.

    Use Lithium grease.
    Thanks. Sounds like a fun weekend at some point. I've watched the online videos of removing the door cards and it looks a lot simpler than I know it will be!!

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    Default New moisture seal......

    Is this something that is available to buy? I usually find that the original is wrecked or I wreck it when I do these jobs, so a new one would be sensible.

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