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Old 08-15-2011, 11:28 PM   #1
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Window cranks...Help!

Hi there,
My window cranks shudder when I open them and it makes me wonder if I'm harming them. Can I oil them or would that harm them. Or maybe I should ask....Should I be oiling them? And so the next question is IF I oil them how do I do it?
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Old 08-16-2011, 12:18 AM   #2
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window cranks...help!

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Hi there,
My window cranks shudder when I open them and it makes me wonder if I'm harming them. Can I oil them or would that harm them. Or maybe I should ask....Should I be oiling them? And so the next question is IF I oil them how do I do it?
thanks for the help
Meredith
I have never seen any recommendations one way or the other regarding lubricating the window crank mechanisms, but I do know that the couple who ordered my Overlander new oiled the mechanisms with sewing machine oil every spring as part of their de-winterization ritual. I don't know whether it is luck or the result of regular maintenance, but only two of my window cranks have required replacement.

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They are all metal inside no plastic, so oil them and it should free them up. I use 10W30 motor oil as it is thicker then 3&1 oil so it stays on the gears longer.
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Thanks for the advice. I'll get my husband right on that!
As it shudders when I close them I'm afraid that I"m breaking it so I hope it works.
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