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Wind whistling through my door


Hertz Galant VR4.org Administrator
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 51686 posted 08/22/02 12:53 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Sorry, I'm in the daily-driver category, so I have questions like this...

At about 60mph+ I get a lot of wind noise through my door seal -- there is a lot of play between the door and the frame and the seal consequently doesn't hold.

Now I've seen in the service manual that there is an "optional" tool for adjusting the door, but I haven't found any details on how the procedure is done.

I can see that the black platic sheath on the latch is worn about 1/16" -- I imagine that swapping that part with a less worn one would help, but I am still curious how to adjust the doors.

Any pointers?


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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 51687 posted 08/22/02 01:57 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
are u talking about the upper rear corner of you door? If so i am gonna just bend mine cause it does the same thing.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 51688 posted 08/22/02 02:01 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
1) Lower window
2) sit on edge of seat, facing door
3) brace knees against door
4) jerk top of door frame inward
Thats how I did it
Jeff O.
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 51689 posted 08/22/02 02:19 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Or you can just put some OIL on it. "the window seal" That works too.

[This message has been edited by khadiyev (edited 08-22-2002).]


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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 51690 posted 08/22/02 02:35 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Another possibliity is to get some replacement door trim, JC Whitney sells them I thinkg for our cars.
But I think they where like $70 or something just for the front two doors? For that much I would buy some 3m tape and put it in where you can see "daylight" or feel air coming through that will stop it and if you place the tape under the old trim you won't see it either.
Just a thought,

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 51691 posted 08/22/02 03:24 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Okay. I was really looking for something a little more mechanical -- but I think I can handle brute-force fixing.

Thanks!


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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 51692 posted 08/22/02 04:26 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
quote:
Originally posted by keydiver:
1) Lower window
2) sit on edge of seat, facing door
3) brace knees against door
4) jerk top of door frame inward
Thats how I did it
Jeff O.
#1886/2000

This is the fix.

Harry


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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 51693 posted 08/22/02 04:34 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I'm going to try that fix by keydiver. I've bent the top of my door to keep that overwhelming wind sound but didn't help much. The technique Keydiver did is the same but applied differently. I'm going to do it tonight.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 51694 posted 08/22/02 05:30 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
You can also make small,small holes it the rubber and inject either rtv caulk or low expansion latex foam to give the seals back their original shape. Sounds hoaky but is much cheaper than new gaskets

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 51695 posted 08/23/02 06:07 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I must congratulate Keydiver. This morning before I left for work, I rolled down the windows, used my knees to brace the door & pulled on the top of the door a few times. The wind noise has gone down drastically.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 51696 posted 08/24/02 01:02 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
My problem is wind noise from the driver's side rear quarter window. Anyone else have that problem? I noticed it only after someone else drove the car on the highway with me in the back seat.

Rob


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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 51697 posted 08/24/02 01:09 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
To pull the rear quater window out. It is bolted in. Unbolt, push, Apply new sealant and reinstall.

Harry


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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 51698 posted 08/24/02 04:58 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post   
I just put a piece of weatherstripping in the door frame in the front "corner" (more like a 45 degree bend) of the window. I used to have a horrible whistle above 70mph, now it's totally silent. And no worries about bending the window up too much.


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