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PostSubject: Driver's side weather stripping   Wed Apr 28, 2010 2:09 pm

Does anyone know a source for replacement door weather stripping? Mine is starting to leak at the rear of my door, and now on the highway I can hear wind coming in through there. Looks like its worse at the window. Better yet, is there any way to adjust how far the door gets pulled in when its closed to close the gap?
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PostSubject: Re: Driver's side weather stripping   Wed Apr 28, 2010 4:14 pm

I don’t know about availability but the part number is: 25640307
Someone posted a video about wind noise on here somewhere and the service manual does give instructions about adjusting the window to get rid of wind noise.
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PostSubject: Re: Driver's side weather stripping   Wed Apr 28, 2010 4:26 pm

Adjusting the door gap is very easy. There's a couple of torx bolts on the frame member where the door latches. Loosen these bolts and slide the U-shaped latch in. The door will shut tighter, and door alignment will be truer after the adjustment.

In my case, after getting T-boned in the driver door a couple years ago, there was nothing I could do to get the door to seal correctly. The door is aligned correctly on the outside, but the window didn't seal. I admit this is a ghetto solution, but I took a 1/2" wide piece of black foam rubber weather stripping (buy at Lowe's or Home Depot) and stuck it to the existing rubber seal all along the window contact area. Over time, the window will press against the foam and shape it to form a good seal. After 2 years, it has not separated, and it you don't notice it unless you look really hard. If you do this, the only thing you need to watch out for is ice in the winter - the seal gets hard and it likes to stick to the window, so need to be careful.

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PostSubject: Re: Driver's side weather stripping   Wed Apr 28, 2010 4:39 pm

AA wrote:
Adjusting the door gap is very easy. There's a couple of torx bolts on the frame member where the door latches. Loosen these bolts and slide the U-shaped latch in. The door will shut tighter, and door alignment will be truer after the adjustment.

In my case, after getting T-boned in the driver door a couple years ago, there was nothing I could do to get the door to seal correctly. The door is aligned correctly on the outside, but the window didn't seal. I admit this is a ghetto solution, but I took a 1/2" wide piece of black foam rubber weather stripping (buy at Lowe's or Home Depot) and stuck it to the existing rubber seal all along the window contact area. Over time, the window will press against the foam and shape it to form a good seal. After 2 years, it has not separated, and it you don't notice it unless you look really hard. If you do this, the only thing you need to watch out for is ice in the winter - the seal gets hard and it likes to stick to the window, so need to be careful.

Awesome advice, I;ll try adjusting it and hoping that takes care of it. I thought about adding weather stripping there myself as well, so it might not be that ghetto. And as far as ice, mine is a PITA to open as it is when it freezes, I dont see it getting any worse.
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PostSubject: Re: Driver's side weather stripping   Wed Apr 28, 2010 4:42 pm

Use a silicone spray and wipe down the seals before each winter, it helps a lot. Great for moon roof and trunk seals, too!

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PostSubject: Re: Driver's side weather stripping   Wed Apr 28, 2010 6:07 pm

The other thing to use is Di-electric paste. It swells the rubber. Put it on sparingly so you don't accidentally get any on your Sunday Best.
Also, the seals are still available new from monsterpartsonline.com, just not free. I think they were close to $100.00 each. Ouch!!!!!
I'm thinking of buying 2 new ones this year as I inevitably have bad cold air leaks from both doors in the winter and I have softened and swelled them with Di-electric grease for the past couple of years in the fall and can't stop the cold air from coming in around all my arm rest switches, the door handles, etc. Both Driver and Passenger sides.
Have removed the door panels and all the plastic is in place and can't figure this out other than replacing the seals or weatherstrip, whichever is the correct name..
Doors have been adjusted to the point where they are hard to latch as well.
Any other ideas are welcome.
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PostSubject: Re: Driver's side weather stripping   Wed Apr 28, 2010 6:48 pm

Rickw wrote:
The other thing to use is Di-electric paste. It swells the rubber. Put it on sparingly so you don't accidentally get any on your Sunday Best.
Also, the seals are still available new from monsterpartsonline.com, just not free. I think they were close to $100.00 each. Ouch!!!!!
I'm thinking of buying 2 new ones this year as I inevitably have bad cold air leaks from both doors in the winter and I have softened and swelled them with Di-electric grease for the past couple of years in the fall and can't stop the cold air from coming in around all my arm rest switches, the door handles, etc. Both Driver and Passenger sides.
Have removed the door panels and all the plastic is in place and can't figure this out other than replacing the seals or weatherstrip, whichever is the correct name..
Doors have been adjusted to the point where they are hard to latch as well.
Any other ideas are welcome.

No, it's about time to replace the seals, really. My passenger side seal is sound but lets a spritz of water in at the car wash from time to time. And if you oen the window at speed then try to close it the air pressure differential makes it whistle, you ahve to crack open the sunroof to equalize pressure then it will quiet.

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PostSubject: Re: Driver's side weather stripping   Wed Apr 28, 2010 6:54 pm

I haven't experienced those issues yet with this car but I had those exact same issues with my last Eldorado.

Have you experienced the cold winter air coming in through the switches and door handle at all with the Riv.?
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PostSubject: Re: Driver's side weather stripping   Wed Apr 28, 2010 7:37 pm

I adjusted what I could on the door. The latch in the jam only moved a hair inward. The latch in the door moved back a little more than the one in the jam. I'll have to see how she does, I don't think it moved enough to make a difference, door still closes easy with almost no effort at all, And I didn't have any cold air coming though the switches on my riv that I recall.
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PostSubject: Re: Driver's side weather stripping   Wed Apr 28, 2010 8:31 pm

Don't know if it's still available from GM, but I bought a complete weatherstripping a couple years ago because I figured that dragging my feet across the bottom part would eventually 'break' it...
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