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Hi folks. I have an '08 ST and the rear window makes a terrible squawking sound when it goes down and a little bit going up. It's the felt that buffers the glass. It's gotten old and stiff (like me). I want to replace it. ISSUE: where can I get the replacement and has anyone replaced their felt? How difficult? I've look at it but don't want to get into something and then regret it. I'm good mechanically. So have any of you replaced this felt strip? Where did you get the replacement? Thanks in advance!
 

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not sure how bad they are but there is a silicone spray that helps, i use alcohol wipes to clean before spraying mine, i have had good luck with doing this. i use wd 40s silicone spray,
 

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Yep, use walmarts supertech silicon spray here on all the windows, locks, hinges 1 or 2 times a year with no failures so far. Winter can be tough on these.
 

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I have this issue also. Ford does not give that a separate part number. I ordered one and hit the inside rubber seal for $100 by mistake. You need to get one from a wrecker.
 

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I have this issue also. Ford does not give that a separate part number. I ordered one and hit the inside rubber seal for $100 by mistake. You need to get one from a wrecker.
The problem with that is you have no idea what you're getting. Even if the price was cheap you're still looking at labor (either yours or the mechanic) to install. If it's even a 2010, you're still looking at a 11/12 year old part. If you were able to know that it was a garage kept vehicle that might help. But you'll never know. The reality is that BOTH interior and exterior parts should be replaced if I'm going to this level of effort. I know a body shop that I've done business with which may be of help in finding this. I have a feeling that there may be a source out there that sells in certain lengths that will need to be trimmed down, but that's just a thought. Thanks for the response. I will post any final results. I know I'm not the only one with this issue that's will to get it fixed.
 

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Yep, use walmarts supertech silicon spray here on all the windows, locks, hinges 1 or 2 times a year with no failures so far. Winter can be tough on these.
Glad you have success at the level of 1 or 2 times a year. I have used an expensive 3M product which works beautifully but after a car wash or two, I'm right back with the horrible noise! I'll keep doing it until I find a source for the seals.
 

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I had my sliding back window replaced by Safelite. Works like new now. Wasn’t cheap - $600 and change, but worth it.
 
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S/T 1 rear window does not open ….got parts from junkyard cheap
Motor ..cable. Does anybody know where the fuse is for it. Want to check that first…both trucks windows not working
Can’t be the motor hardly used the window
 

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S/T 1 rear window does not open ….got parts from junkyard cheap
Motor ..cable. Does anybody know where the fuse is for it. Want to check that first…both trucks windows not working
Can’t be the motor hardly used the window
"S/T 1" = Gen1 or Job1 or 2001; unclear as to which year model you're working on?
For my 2001 Gen1 Job2, there are several fuses in both LeftDash & UnderHood FuseBoxs
that power Window circuits; see the FuseBox diagrams in your OwnersManual.
There's also a Reset Procedure for the CabsRearWindow using the CenterDash control knob.

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Cant help, but at least yours goes up & down as you want it 😂
My 05 randomly decides to go back down continuously when trying to put it back up.
& when it starts doing it, it takes me a good 5+ minutes of continuously hitting that button until it finally goes all the way up.

I dont put mine down other then the open 2 inches feature often tho, I dont trust my kids Not to do something stupid like try to climb out into the back.
theres enough to focus on while driving as it is! haha
 

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DRY FILM SPRAY...… Ford manuals even say to use that.... no need replace unless its got a hole in it.
 
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"S/T 1" = Gen1 or Job1 or 2001; unclear as to which year model you're working on?
For my 2001 Gen1 Job2, there are several fuses in both LeftDash & UnderHood FuseBoxs
that power Window circuits; see the FuseBox diagrams in your OwnersManual.
There's also a Reset Procedure for the CabsRearWindow using the CenterDash control knob.

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Thank you will try to figure it out
 

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Cant help, but at least yours goes up & down as you want it 😂
My 05 randomly decides to go back down continuously when trying to put it back up.
& when it starts doing it, it takes me a good 5+ minutes of continuously hitting that button until it finally goes all the way up.

I dont put mine down other then the open 2 inches feature often tho, I dont trust my kids Not to do something stupid like try to climb out into the back.
theres enough to focus on while driving as it is! haha
Sit in the back seat, hit the button and help the window up by hand….had to do this a few times in the winter when things get “froze up”. Takes less time and easier on the motor.
 

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Just google search it & it will come up.
"Dry film lubricants" is the specific term.
Todd, I assume you're responding to folks discussing tracking issues and the raising/lowering of the rear window. My original threat began by regarding help in finding replacement felt and/or rubber seals that affix themselves to the cabin and "wipe" the window as it goes up and down. Mine makes a terrible squawking noise as it does that. My thread went off the track with discussions regarding malfunctioning rear windows. AND I'M FINE WITH THAT! I've learned a lot from those discussions. I don't think you meant to say that I should put the Dry Lubricant on the actually window, correct?
 

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