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Old 06-06-2010, 10:15 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I am having an issue with water leaking into the passenger compartment when i go through car washes and when it rains. Its my 1999 Taurus.

The problem is the drivers door.

When i open the drivers side passenger door and the drivers door its clear when i shut the drivers door the seal is not touching the frame like it is on the passenger side front with the passenger side back door opening verifying the seal.

I am not sure what the problem is but it just seems as if the door isn't coming far enough when closed to seal up. The seal seems to be in fair condition for its age but just the gap of maybe an 1/8 inch or so?

Does anyone know about this or if its a common problem? Is it a bolt i need to tighten or has the seal simply lost its thickness due to being opened and closed over the years?
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Old 06-06-2010, 11:26 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Can you push the door further in to make it seal after it's latched?

If so, just adjust the striker farther inwards.
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Can you push the door further in to make it seal after it's latched?

If so, just adjust the striker farther inwards.[/b]

How would i go about doing that?
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Once the Gen III Taurus here gets back I can look at it to see what it is. If I recall there's two T50 bolts holding the striker on that you loosen just enough to slide it over. If it's anything like a Ranger you'll need something to brace it against the door frame while you tighten the bolts back down.
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Old 06-08-2010, 04:17 PM   #6 (permalink)
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The top of the door leaks? You can bend it in. Or ... that's what I did on mine.
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Nothing is bent on the door as far as i can see. Its just the rubber gasket not making enough contact with the body of the car to seal.

Like i said i looked at the passenger side front door and the rubber gasket makes a good contact with the body of the car.

I am assuming this is just normal wear and tear from the door being opened and closed probably a hundred thousand times.
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I'm having the same problem with my 2002 taurus. Everytime in heavy rain or if I go through car washes water pours in on the driver's side door! Luckily I have leather seats so I'm not sitting in a puddle. But like 901-memphis, my seal is no longer touching the frame and the door seems to be closed all the way. Is there an easy and inexpensive fix for this?
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Have either of your cars ever been in an accident?
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Have either of your cars ever been in an accident?
My car was in an accident I don't know when. I found out when I brought the car in for inspection at the dmv about a month after I bought the car last spring. The guy there told me the driver's side door have a different vin# from the dash. So, apparently, the door have been replaced I had no idea when I bought the car. The woman who sold the car to me never told me this. But the car runs good no major problems with it. I had the wheel aligned and bought all new tires that's all. The door just started leaking, gradually, like maybe a month or so ago not very long and I had the car for little over a year. What do you suggest I do about the leaking door?
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