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Wind whistling through my door

Hertz

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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?
 

kartorium

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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.
 

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
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Jeff O.
#1886/2000
 

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).]
 

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,
 

Hertz

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Okay.
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I was really looking for something a little more mechanical -- but I think I can handle brute-force fixing.Thanks!
 

number3

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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
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Jeff O.
#1886/2000
This is the fix.Harry
 

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.
 

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
 

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.
 

Gvr4-330

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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
 

number3

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To pull the rear quater window out. It is bolted in. Unbolt, push, Apply new sealant and reinstall. Harry
 

KenGVR4

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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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