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Slow window retraction

I just finished installing tow mirrors on my 2012 tundra. I rolled the windows down during installation no issues. After the install on both sides I noticed that when rolling the front two windows up, they were both very slow, squeaked a little bit, and canted backwards before reaching the upper limit. Any suggestions on how to fix this or remedy the problem? Or should I just take it to the dealership and let them handle it?
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Make sure the window track rubber guide/seal is seated all the way... bottomed out and edges aren't squeezing the glass. Then try loosening the mounting nuts for the mirror 1 full turn.
The seal moved when you installed them or the mirror is not shaped correctly. They are OEM mirrors?
Tighten the nuts back up after you locate and correct the binding issue.
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The seal may have gotten pulled up also. Remove the door panels and verify the seal and operation are ok if you don't see anything around the window frame.
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Thank you. No they are aftermarket replacement tow mirrors from Trail Ridge.
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Aftermarket parts need to be made to fit correctly most of the time. Washers on the studs to space the mirror out might help or trim away the part that's to tight.
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Aftermarket parts need to be made to fit correctly most of the time. Washers on the studs to space the mirror out might help or trim away the part that's to tight.
They are specific to the year of the truck. After work tomorrow my pan is to remove the door panel, inspect the window tracks, inspect the motor and regulator and loosen the screws for the mirrors. If all else fails, I'll have to take it to the dealership this weekend. Am I missing any steps?
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Try loosening the mirror first thing.
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Take it to a bodyshop not the dealer if need be. Try installing your old mirror back on one side to see if that does it.
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