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Old 06-07-2004, 12:32 AM   #1
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OBVIOUSLY not for keeping water out!..in my car anyways! It was raining like hell today and i noticed all door seals except the drivers door leak, and a fair ammount too, to the point were water kinda streams down. My headliner is wet all around each door. Its pouring outside now, so i had to park mine in the garage and my moms truck outside. I bought some loctite stick 'n' seal waterproof stuff. Gunna try that tomorrow hopefully.
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your sunroof drain hoses are disconnected, your best bet is to take the headliner out to get access to them, so you dont break it trying to bend it. may as well redo the headliner like i am
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actually the sunroof lines still work, its around the doors that the water drips in. I tested the lines by pouring water down each drain hole, and water came out from under the car. So i dont think thats the culprit.
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Check to see if your door seals are like mine and have an estra littl "flap" on them (the ones on the doors themselves). My driver'* door used to leak a little, but I lifted up that little flap, put in some 1/2 inch self adhesive foam insulation under it, and no more leak. Can't see the foam, either...
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lifted up that little flap, put in some 1/2 inch self adhesive foam insulation under it, and no more leak. Can't see the foam, either...
would this work if the seals shrank? mine shrank and that'* what'* causing my leak.
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Potentially. Only costs a couple of bucks to find out. Check the door/window insulation section of your local hardware store to find the foam stuff.

There'* another thread, I think, about filling in the gap left by shrinking seals..
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