Rear door lower weather stripping

pejeeper

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Jan 27, 2012
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05 TB, non-EXT

The lower rear door weather stripping on the chassis that goes over the wheel well and seals the rear doors....it keeps "drooping". Once pushed back in place, it fits nicely and looks flush with the curved door edge. After opening/closing the door a few times, it droops and hangs out from the door edge, now I notice rust starting on the inside roll-seam of the door.

Is there a repair or just replace?
 

MAY03LT

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Nov 18, 2011
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I glue them back in place with weatherstrip adhesive. I've had good long term success with the yellow stuff by 3M.

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pejeeper

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Jan 27, 2012
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Thanks for the info, a better alternative to trying to replace them....I've used seal glue before and it was quite messy and didn't hold well...but I guess the "technology" has changed!
 

MAY03LT

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Nov 18, 2011
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pejeeper said:
I've used seal glue before and it was quite messy and didn't hold well...but I guess the "technology" has changed!

It can still be messy though. The "hardest" part is getting the bead to cleanly release from the tip of the tube so there isn't a four foot piece of yellow adhesive nastiness floating around and getting on everything. I run the bead and then spin the tube a couple of times before pulling it out of the groove in the weatherstrip.
 

Mark20

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Dec 6, 2011
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I thought I was the only one with this problem. The passenger side weatherstrip fits perfectly. The driver side is a mirror image. I wonder how they could have messed up only one side?
 

pejeeper

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Jan 27, 2012
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both sides droop on my TB...maybe from useage? My kid's car seat is on the driver's side and has the worst droop, but the passenger side is doing it now too.
 

The_Roadie

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Nov 19, 2011
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pejeeper said:
.maybe from useage?
Or insufficient or no adhesive applied at the factory. Just use "gorilla snot" (the yellow stuff.) I did mine in the first year, and it's held up for the next seven.
 

ElAviator72

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Jan 11, 2012
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the roadie said:
Or insufficient or no adhesive applied at the factory. Just use "gorilla snot" (the yellow stuff.) I did mine in the first year, and it's held up for the next seven.

Try "none." It looks as if the part was originally designed to be held in place with pins, as there are holes in the steel channel. There was apparently a design change at some point during production, and the seal was supposed to just snap in. Well, we all know how that works :hissyfit: I have zero evidence that there was any adhesive in there from the factory.
 

fadyasha

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Dec 21, 2011
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Thanks for the info on this. I'm actually facing the same on my rear passenger door so will give it a go. I got two used ones in top shape as a gift from a seller I do business with on a regular basis. He sent them along with the center cap, headlamp washer motor and visors I purchased few weeks ago. :biggrin:
 

sevendj

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Dec 9, 2011
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You might want to throw some vinyl tubing into the middle of the weatherstripping while your at it and make a project out of it. It can reduce wind noise quite a bit sometimes.
 

SAR85

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Jan 31, 2012
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Both of mine on the rear doors did the same thing. Used some weatherstrip adhesive (don't remember the brand, but it wasn't anything special) and I haven't had the problem again. I also noticed no OEM adhesive on the seals; it looks like they were just pushed on.
 

vipergg

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Dec 7, 2011
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Yeah one of my doors does that too and i have to keep pushing it up so they apparently had not fixed this even in 2008 . Have to get some adhesive. Thats funny mine is the passenger side too . They probably put a right hand weatherstrip on a lefthand door. :crazy:
 

Wex

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Dec 4, 2011
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I have to push mine up every two-three weeks. Usually I just nudge it back while the doors are closed.
 

krivraq

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Mar 3, 2012
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Same problem here. Bought the black 3M sealant but before trying it I noticed there might not have been any need for sealant at factory. The metal channel seems to have just lost its "crimping" tension on the door jamb edge. I just took a pair of vise-grips, channel-locks or any other pliers will work too, and carefully crimped the channel closed a bit more than it already was so as to pinch the door jamb tighter when pushed back on. My father, a certified master auto body technician, agreed this was the proper fix and no sealant was ever supposed to be used at factory.


They haven't fallen off since and I returned the 3M sealant and got a refund. :thumbsup:
 

pejeeper

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Jan 27, 2012
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krivraq said:
Same problem here. Bought the black 3M sealant but before trying it I noticed there might not have been any need for sealant at factory. The metal channel seems to have just lost its "crimping" tension on the door jamb edge. I just took a pair of vise-grips, channel-locks or any other pliers will work too, and carefully crimped the channel closed a bit more than it already was so as to pinch the door jamb tighter when pushed back on. My father, a certified master auto body technician, agreed this was the proper fix and no sealant was ever supposed to be used at factory.


They haven't fallen off since and I returned the 3M sealant and got a refund. :thumbsup:

Yea, I just spread the goop and jammed it on, pinched it in place with the door. Checked it 2 days later, holds great....glad your fix worked too.
 

Bow_Tied

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Dec 21, 2014
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London, ON
Bumping an old topic to say "Thanks!" :smile: Searched for weather stripping and found my answers.
:thumbsup:
 

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