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Old 10-29-2011, 07:44 PM   #1
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I've been wanting to replace the weather stripping which seals all of my doors when shut for a while. Especially in the top (rounded) corners it has pulled inches away from where its supposed to be. Is this just generic stuff I can get anywhere? Is it repairable by just gluing it back or does it need to be replaced? Is that as easy as pulling it off and gluing the new stuff?
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I don't think it will be glued in. It is usually pressed or slid into the groves on the door jabs. Usually some trim pieces may have to come off that/if the weather stripping runs behind.

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So is this all just generic stuff or do I need to look for specific stuff for my model? It'* a 94 SE. I can post some pictures of where the weatherstrip later this evening or tomorrow.
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You can probably pick up a roll of it at an auto parts store and cut it to length. If its just sagging in a couple spots, you can just stick some double sided tape behind it to keep it in place. I done that on my car in may and its still holding just fine.
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I haven't taken a real close look yet, I just know it'* a very loud ride at highway speeds. I'm ready to get it taken care of.

I don't think it'* as simple as just the weather strip sagging. It seems like it resists being pushed back to where it belongs quite a bit. I'll have to take a closer look. From what I've seen it looks like these may be pretty expensive to replace, so maybe I'll see if we can find a good fix first.
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I read in a forum someplace where you can pull the old weather stripping off then soak it in warm water in the bathtub to loosen it up. Reinstall leaving the gap at the bottom of the door opening where noise and weather would not be an issue. I plan on doing this on my 95 SE once I get finished w/ the LIM and UIM gasket change I am in the process of now. Had to take a break since I'm tired of bending over the engine.
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Sorry made one mistake. My current car is a 98SE. The prior one was a 95SE.
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That'* not a bad idea, although I think I would personally want to patch that gap up at the bottom with something too
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So after a closer look, the weatherstripping is not the problem child here. It has moved out of place, but it will move back fairly easily. However, it appears the trim has either warped over time or just needs to be reseated/replaced.



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Just wanted to let everyone know this was a very easy repair. Ended up not even having to pull all the weatherstripping. Pulled the bad area and a foot or so on each side, used screwdriver to scrape pdf any adhesive left on the door out in the weatherstripping (brake cleaner takes it right off the door), applied new 3M super weatherstrip and gasket adhesive, wait a few minutes, and muscle it into place. Air tight seal! Nice and quiet. Thanks everyone for the help!
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