Jeep Cherokee Window Handle
Jeep Cherokee Window Handle Troubleshooting
Most modern vehicle come with automatic or power windows while many vehicles still come with the standard manual windows that require a crank or handle. Having manual windows may seem old school, but it's pretty convenient given the fact that it allows you to operate the windows without the need for battery power. Now, while you may experience some problems with your Jeep Cherokee window handle, it's rare that the actual handle is the issue; more often than not, the real problem resigns in the window mechanism within your door. Nevertheless, here are some helpful troubleshooting tips for your window handle.
Window crank is stuck.
If your window handle won't budge and won't roll the window up, then you'll have to check the inner workings of your door panel. Remove the window handle then remove the door panel as well. From there, grease the window mechanism using lubricant such as WD-40 in order to get stuck rollers to move again. If that doesn't work, then check for slipped gaskets as well as damaged or obstructed rollers and gears. In addition to that, inspect the connection between the handle and the window mechanism.
The window drops.
Does your window glass slide back down after you've already cranked it up? If this is the scenario with you, then you'll want to check your window mechanism within the door panel. This problem is likely caused by a misaligned or loose component. All you need to do is make sure everything is securely connected and properly aligned and your window should be fine.
The handle isn't effective.
When the window handle can be rotated but with absolutely no effect on the mirror class, then you likely have a faulty connection on your hands. Open up the door panel and see to it that your handle is connected to the window mechanism.
Window doesn't roll up/down evenly.
If your window glass doesn't roll up or down evenly or smoothly, then you likely have a problem with the adhesive that holds your window in place. After removing the door panel, check the adhesive of the window and have it replaced if necessary.