Re: [DML] Re: Replacing door weatherstripping
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Re: [DML] Re: Replacing door weatherstripping

> stripping not there.  My doors seem to get stuck on the inner door
> weatherstripping though.  Someone mentioned that Grady's kit was
> thicker to make a good seal.  For some reason I think thicker would

I had this same problem until just a few weeks ago.

What I did was:

1. Identify the trouble areas - usually by the windshield & rear headliner / 
door strut area.  You've just gotta open and close the door, watching things 
to see what catches and what doesn't.

2. Where it was catching, I removed the seal and used a set of pliers to 
bend the outer part of the metal channel away from the mounting lip. 
Instead of being a "C" shape, it was more of a... "V" I guess ;)   So now, 
the seal's "C" channel doesn't grip the lip anymore, but you can rotate the 
seal bulb away from the spot that it's catching.  You may want to wrap some 
tape around the grips on the pliers so as not to damage the seal.

3. I reseated the seal, and either with a thin piece of wood, my fingers, or 
a screwdriver, pushed & held along the outer "C" channel edge to hold the 
seal in it's new, futher away from the door opening position.

4. Using a soft mallet, I tapped the inner edge of the seal so it would 
close the "C" and grip the seal mounting lip.

Because things will pull & stretch as you go, you may have to work your way 
back & forth a little bit.

The seals used to grab so bad they'd almost jam the passenger side door. 
Within an hour, I had both doors opening & closing "like butta".

-Luke & 10270 

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