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Old 08-09-2004, 07:06 PM   #1
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If it'* not one thing, it'* another It was really rainy and drizzly this morning, and I didn't get out to my car until the afternoon. The windows were fogged up... from the inside :( Turns out, the rear footwells are quite damp. Also, I had magazines on the floor, and they were RANK. Threw 'em all out, yeck... I knew it had this problem, have known for a while, but have put off fixing it, as it was never THAT bad. Of course, it was a pretty dry summer Needless to say, it'* time to do something about it. I suspect the rear door seals. There'* an obvious gap between the roof and the trim and door seal where they separated towards the back of the rear doors and a small little gap in the seal on the bottom of the right rear door, which also happens to be where it gets the worse. I put tissue paper in them a while back to try and seal things up, and all the places where I did the paper was soaking wet. Also, behind the upper seat (not the seat, though) it was pretty wet, too. Didn't have a chance to take it off, just pulled it back a little to see. Also, the chrome and mounting towards the back of the car, The gap between that and the roof I'm assuming is the drip channel, is not fully attached to the roof anymore, as it looks like the mounting where the screws held it to the roof have rotted away or something.

Jeez, more problems :(

Okay, so how do I fix it? My Dad'* gonna be helping me, but some advice on how to go about it might help expediate things and would help in general Thanks guys!
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first of all, take out the damn tissue paper LOL


bonnies are know for there bad door seals. you can go buy some new ones and spend mega bucks...but i suggest you do this.
1. take out the weather stripping all the way.
2. put some sort of silicon caulk all the way around the door
3. put a bead inside the actual weatherstripin
4. put the striping back in, and push it TIGHT into all the corners, dont worry about the gap at the bottom.
5. make sure you get a lot of caulk down at the bottom where that metal bracket slips over the channel, that was causing my leaks
6. get some wax paper, and make a mold of the gap.
7. fill it in with some black RV silicon
8. let dry over night
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this should have fixed the door leaks, so lets move on

test all four corners of ur sunroof drains. this can be easily done by dropping the corners of the sunroof or pouring water down them, it should come out by the wheel wells. both of my rear sunroof drain hoses were DISCONNECTED...and that was why my headliner was bad. i could go into a huge explaination of everything, but im tired and just hit my head on my headboard, so im going to bed LOL

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Thanks No sunroof, so I get to skip that step, thankfully The gap at the back bend of the rear door is about 1 1/2 - 2 inches, quite large. Will you're method still work? Thanks again
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so when its all pushed tight into the frame, and you have the gap at the bottom, how much gap do you think there is?
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Dunno. When the rest of the molding is pressed in, though, the gap in back is about 1-2 inches. It'* quite large :(
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you actaully might be to far gone, and might have to get new door seals. if the gap is less than 2 inches you will be ok. go give er a shot
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I had some leaks too that I found coming from the door seals. This is the link to the thread:

http://www.bonnevilleclub.com/forum/...ic.php?t=21410

If you plan on doing this as well, try to find black rope caulk instead of the brown. Eventually, I'll be re-doing mine with the black stuff.
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Well, I do believe, knock on wood, that I've fixed the leak It rained last night, and the rear footwells weren't a lake like last time :( I still have to dry out the footwells and behind the seat, but at least the thing is prepped for all the rain Charley is gonna be throwing my way Thanks for all the advice, people! Especially harofreak and randman
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Okay, it seems it was leaking from the crook at the back of the rear door seasl. It had pulled away from the door, and must've been leaking in there pretty bad... Anyway, any suggestions on what I need to dry, and how? Like, where'* the seam for the back carpet, so I can pull it up, pressure wash it, and dry it out? Thanks again guys
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