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PostSubject: Toooo Much Wind   Toooo Much Wind EmptyTue Apr 17, 2012 10:04 am

I'm not sure when or how it started but now when I drive i get a great deal of wind noise and I can see a small crack in the upper coner of the window where the glass and the weatherstrip meet. I have taken my door panel off several times and recently I tightened up the motor that operates the window and makes it go up down, that helped a lil but didn't totally solve my problem. There seems to be about a half an inch of space that is seperating my window and my glass. Can anyone lend any advice or solution to help me solve this problem. It makes traveling anywhere a headache
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PostSubject: Re: Toooo Much Wind   Toooo Much Wind EmptyTue Apr 17, 2012 10:26 am

I saw a video on youtube that was about servicing the riviera when it was new. It mentioned that the weather stripping around the frameless windows had problems with sealing and so they came out with a thicker weather stripping, they installed it on newer models, I wonder if we could get these from the dealership. I have the exact same problem.
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PostSubject: Re: Toooo Much Wind   Toooo Much Wind EmptyTue Apr 17, 2012 10:36 am

Check the alignment of the door where it latches. Close the door and standing close, look down and see if the door and body are flush. The latch (in the jamb) has to torx (star) screws that can be loosened and repositioned, so you can make the door close "more" or "less" depending on how it's set.

If your door is properly aligned, you could need a new door seal, but 1/2" gap seems like an alignment issue. Good luck.

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PostSubject: Re: Toooo Much Wind   Toooo Much Wind EmptyTue Apr 17, 2012 10:50 am

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Check the alignment of the door where it latches. Close the door and standing close, look down and see if the door and body are flush. The latch (in the jamb) has to torx (star) screws that can be loosened and repositioned, so you can make the door close "more" or "less" depending on how it's set
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The door and body seems to be pretty flush, that was my first concern but after looking at it and closing the door hundreds of times I trully think that it is something else but I can't figure out what
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PostSubject: Re: Toooo Much Wind   Toooo Much Wind EmptyTue Apr 17, 2012 11:18 am

Unless the car has been hit hard, if the door is aligned, then the seal is probably the problem. But a 1/2" gap, like you can see light from inside the car? That just doesn't seem right.

One thing you could do is take some foam black/grey door/window seal tape from the local hardware store, and run it along the outside of the seal, where the window makes contact. It's hardly visible with the door close, not too noticeable with door open if you do a good job.

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PostSubject: Re: Toooo Much Wind   Toooo Much Wind EmptyTue Apr 17, 2012 4:32 pm

Take the door panel off again. There are a number of adjustment to tilt the widow in and out. Look closely, and it will be obvious. There is a bolt on the very bottom of the door that provides an adjustment also. Just take off the door panel before you make an adjustment.

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PostSubject: Re: Toooo Much Wind   Toooo Much Wind EmptyFri Jul 31, 2020 7:49 pm

For those with wind noise at the b-pillar where the weather strip is just a bit "low", I found an easy and cheap fix. I could slide a sheet of standard copy paper folded in half between the window and weather strip on both sides and it was noisy.

First I located the low spot. I then peeled the weather strip back carefully so as to not remove more than necessary. I cut masking tape into about 1/2" wide strips. I put a piece about 1-1/2" in length on the metal frame centered where the low spot is. I then put a slightly longer piece over that one, centered on the first. I kept adding longer pieces, centering the next longer over the previous piece. It took (7) or (8) pieces on each side but absolutely no more wind noise!

The weather strip seems to protect the tape. I suppose I could use better, more durable tape if necessary but this started out as an experiment. So, an hour and $.25 in masking tape and no more noise. I was hoping for a significant improvement but the noise is gone and the window travels just fine.

This may have been covered previously but thought I'd pass it along in case it helps anyone.
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PostSubject: Re: Toooo Much Wind   Toooo Much Wind EmptySat Aug 01, 2020 5:38 am

If you take off the door, have something like a cinder block or two to sit the panel on while you disconnect the connectors for the speakers and switches.
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