Wednesday, January 9, 2013
The Care and Feeding of Jaguars
I was on the way into work this morning, and I noticed some wind whistle from the driver's door. I then noticed that the window would not roll all the way up. So I spent some time thinking about why. Typically, power to a window crank turns off when it meets resistance. Could there be ice in the channel in the door? Didn't seem to be. So I thought about it for a while, and I considered the possibility that some melting snow had ended up in the crank mechanism, and frozen into ice, preventing full motion upward. So I turned the heat way up in the car, and kept rolling it up and down -- and finally, the problem went away!