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Weather Stripping?

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Weather Stripping?

Post by Aznav » Fri Dec 13, 2019 11:12 am

After renting a car last month, I began to think that the weather stripping on my 15 year old Volvo needed replacing. It is particularly loud at the top of the window. No air coming in but somewhat noisy after the rental. Thoughts?

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Re: Weather Stripping?

Post by oragex » Fri Dec 13, 2019 1:03 pm

The trim along the side of the windshield and roof ? It has a bunch of tricky clips which are known to break causing the strip to come loose and rattle in windy days www.youtube.com/watch?v=4DEjuB5QqCs

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Re: Weather Stripping?

Post by Aznav » Sat Dec 21, 2019 5:43 pm

Thank you! I did do a check but all is tight via the YouTube vid. I'm wondering if after 15 years the door trim begins to dry rot. I may be over the top but there was certainly a noticeable difference with my cheap rental car.

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Re: Weather Stripping?

Post by June » Sat Dec 21, 2019 7:19 pm

Silicone grease on all rubber seal area applied with a rag, a toothbrush is useful for window tracks. I use Napa silicone caliper grease on mine. Silicone keeps the rubber supple. My S80 is quiet st 16 years old. Spray silicone can be used, but is messy. June
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Re: Weather Stripping?

Post by Rattnalle » Mon Dec 23, 2019 7:34 am

Silicone only works if they're still good though.

I'm pretty sure mine are going bad as well but haven't gotten around to checking the price of replacements.

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