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Author Topic: Wind noise in cabin  (Read 5855 times)

Offline snab80

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Wind noise in cabin
« on: June 30, 2015, 04:33:47 PM »
Has anyone else had issues with wind noise inside the vehicle?

I've tried taping the front windows top and sides, no difference.

Most of the noise appears to come from the sides so I checked the door seals which look OK but from the bump at the base of the window to the foot of the front door the b pillar was soaking wet after washing.
The top half is fine and there is no water getting in,  it just seems that the flexible seal on the top half doesn't extend far enough down to stop the wet getting in or the noise.

Any suggestions over and above fitting a temp seal strip to see if the noise goes away?

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Re: Wind noise in cabin
« Reply #1 on: June 30, 2015, 08:38:02 PM »
has the trim become hard/brittle?
just wondering if you can soften it up a tad to form a better seal when the doors are shut?.
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Re: Wind noise in cabin
« Reply #2 on: June 30, 2015, 09:27:20 PM »
I'm not overly following the seals you describe, there is only one true seal on the doors - the others are for channeling the water to somewhere else rather then sealing anything. The only one that really matters is the one that is around the body cavity, ie the one that is on the car itself.

If water is getting in here then you need to pull the door in slightly when its closed, look at the strike plate on the door - mark its current position then loosen the two bolts and slide it slightly further inward. Repeat until it seals or the door becomes difficult to latch.
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Re: Wind noise in cabin
« Reply #3 on: June 30, 2015, 10:14:59 PM »
has the trim become hard/brittle?
just wondering if you can soften it up a tad to form a better seal when the doors are shut?.
No. It's a 63 plate so trim is still relatively pliable.

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Re: Wind noise in cabin
« Reply #4 on: June 30, 2015, 10:43:20 PM »
I'm not overly following the seals you describe, there is only one true seal on the doors - the others are for channeling the water to somewhere else rather then sealing anything. The only one that really matters is the one that is around the body cavity, ie the one that is on the car itself.

If water is getting in here then you need to pull the door in slightly when its closed, look at the strike plate on the door - mark its current position then loosen the two bolts and slide it slightly further inward. Repeat until it seals or the door becomes difficult to latch.
The strip seal I have used in various places has improved things.
I'll try the door catch movement tomorrow it may be the door not pulling in enough.
There's no water getting inside the car. The only wet bit was the bottom half of the b pillar. Doesn't seem right that it gets wet.

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Re: Wind noise in cabin
« Reply #5 on: July 01, 2015, 06:58:59 PM »
Oh well that was a waste of time. Strike plates only have one position,  no movement in any direction.

 

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