96 Honda Accord Power Windows


#1

After a long summer of bus riding, I finally found a car to buy. About to close the deal for a 96 Accord, 118,000 miles, for $2200 which seems like a good deal to me. Problem, seller describes power windows as problematic, which sounds like a pain. I would have to fix them. Where do you go for this kind of problem? Dealership, mechanic, or collision shop? Any tips?


#2

The Honda dealer would be the most expensive place to go, and a collision shop sounds like overkill to me. Any mechanic should be able to diagnose and repair the windows.

What is the problem with them? Sometimes just cleaning and/or lubricating the window tracks will alleviate the problem.


#3

I will try the cleaning/lubricating route first. According to my research, and actually from listening to Car Talk, I have discovered that this seems to be a weak component of the 96 honda, very common that the motors need to be replaced. I prefer manual windows myself, this sounds potentially expensive.

Thanks for your feedback.