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Driver side window squeals when opening in wet weather

Leebroath Jun 17, 2018

  1. Leebroath

    Leebroath Active Member

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    Guys,

    Went to McDonalds yesterday and it was pouring down with rain, went through the drivethru and as I got to the speaking bit I pressed th button to wind my window down. My god! What a squeal noise it gave and even the McDonalds guy laughed when I went to pay and then put the window back up as it was still raining

    Has anyone had the same experience? I have read it could be a regulator what on earth is that and would that really make a squealing noise as the window goes up or down in the rain?
     
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  3. Seanchadwick2k3

    Seanchadwick2k3 Audi A6 C6 2.0tdi 2011 Sline Special Edition Audi A6 S-line owners group Le Mans Edition

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    Is it not the glass rubbing against the rubber? Mine does this and im assuming the windows and rubbers need a proper scrub
     
  4. Leebroath

    Leebroath Active Member

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    Going to give it a right good clean and see if it changes anything
     
  5. Ssteve

    Ssteve Member

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    Give it a good clean then treat the rubber with some Gummi Pfledge
     
  6. RAF_S7

    RAF_S7 Well-Known Member Team V8 Gold Supporter Team Sepang Audi S7 A7 Owner Group Black Edition

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    I don’t have the noise issue, but I hate winding the window down if it’s been raining, and having a ton of water dropped onto my lap and over the inside door handle/window switches.

    Unfortunately it’s the price you pay for frameless doors :racer:
     
  7. Leebroath

    Leebroath Active Member

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    Yeh I’m not a fan of the either haha

    Water spills in everywhere
     
  8. Andy Mucho

    Andy Mucho New Member

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    Polar opposite for me, wet wonderful silence.. Hot days like last few weeks have been squeals you can hear from miles away.. Quite embarrassing }:-8(
     
  9. Leebroath

    Leebroath Active Member

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    Car is booked in for Tuesday for this to be looked at

    Looking at plenty of forums it sounds like the noise could be emitting due to a faulty Regulator

    Whether or not the window is being pushed up quickly or slowly enough I don't know

    Seems like its a very common fault on Audi cars :(

    Ours is really loud which is embarrassing when you roll down your window to speak to someone in the street
     
  10. Leebroath

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    Here is both times, when we got the car and last week



     
  11. RAF_S7

    RAF_S7 Well-Known Member Team V8 Gold Supporter Team Sepang Audi S7 A7 Owner Group Black Edition

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    That doesn’t sound like rubber squeaking to me , so good call on having the dealer look under warranty.:racer:
     
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  13. Leebroath

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    Thanks RAF,

    I will reply back once we find out what is happening on Tuesday

    I have told my lass to state we want the Regulators checked, which after reading a few threads, seems to be a common issue with failed parts.

    Just cant get other the previous was putting up with all this, the squeal from the windows and the knock which ended up being a faulty Diff

    Maybe he was deaf....
     
  14. RAF_S7

    RAF_S7 Well-Known Member Team V8 Gold Supporter Team Sepang Audi S7 A7 Owner Group Black Edition

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    I would have expected them to be picked up as part of the Approved Used inspection....:blink:
     
  15. Leebroath

    Leebroath Active Member

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    You would think so mate

    But apparently that point check is only a tick box if the car is young

    They just rattle through the ticks and not even check the car
     

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