Grinding drivers window, 2002 Sonata

Discussion in 'Hyundai Sonata' started by Bryan Skelton, Nov 28, 2004.

  1. Hi,

    My 2002 Sonata has developed a grinding noise in the drivers door window
    as it is raised or lowered. Sounds like grit or maybe needs oiling.

    Looked at Webtech site, looks tricky to get to the window.

    Any hints or advice, before I start taking the door apart?


    Bryan Skelton.
    Bryan Skelton, Nov 28, 2004
  2. Bryan Skelton

    hyundaitech Guest

    Does it raise and lower properly, including closing fully? There's a TSB
    about regulator issues caused by cracking of the regulator upper holder.
    Many times people notice their window doesn't quite close fully. It
    sounds to me like the regulator may be beginning to die.

    If you wish to take the door apart, remove the plastic triangular trim and
    remove the phillips screws holding on the door panel. Expect about three
    to be under a little plastic round cover about the diameter of a pencil.
    If I recall correctly, there's two on the back of the door (under cover),
    two on the front of the door, two at the bottom of the door, and one near
    the pull handle (under cover). You'll also need to pry off the small
    square cover behind the door handle to get the trim screw off. Once
    you've pulled the handle and trianguler trim off removed the panel screws,
    you should be ready to remove the panel. Just pull at the bottom and it
    should unsnap the rest of the way. You'll need to lift it out of the
    window slot. Be careful as you're unplugging things. The last time I
    pulled one of these apart, I allowed the weight of the panel to pull on
    the trunk/fuel door switch wiring and it pulled the trunk release switch
    apart. I was going to put it back together, but I couldn't find all the
    parts as they scattered.

    Also, consider taking it to the dealer. Unless you've got more than 60k
    on the car, anything other than lubrication/adjustment should be covered
    by your warranty. If you take it in after you've pulled it apart, the
    dealer will probably want to know why it was taken apart.
    hyundaitech, Nov 28, 2004
  3. Bryan Skelton

    Chynna22 Guest

    My 2000 has done that several times (3 or 4). In my case it was right before
    the window motors disintegrated. I had to get the motors replaced, and if you
    look at the CONSUMERS REPORT magazine under power equipment for my model year,
    it rates power equipment as the worst. I am not sure if this is the problem
    with your model, but I know that sound too well.

    Chynna22, Nov 29, 2004
  4. Thanks for the advice:)

    It's at outside warranty period.

    Bryan Skelton, Nov 29, 2004
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