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95 x300 wind noise

Old 03-13-2019, 01:09 PM
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Hey all I'm having wind noise from the driver and passenger side door coming through the top does anyone have any suggestions that done require buying replacements? The rubber is on the door oppoesed to the car. Any help would be appreciated.
Old 03-27-2019, 02:33 AM
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Bump this. I have the same problem with my 95. The wind noise from the upper doors is quite loud above about 75 mph, over which I never drive... The rubber of the door seals seems to be in very good condition.

Could the noise come from the drip rail? Or maybe it is just a fitment problem on early models. The rear doors on my car don't fit and close as well as I'd like either, with the upper door seal binding the C-pillar on the right rear. I know they added more sealing and body foam later in production.
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I would say normal if all seals are snug. My 96 compared to my 04 sounds like a window cracked. My 04 compared to the new xj's sounds like a window is cracked open too. Past this the only abnormal wind noise from the 95 to 03 xj's is the mirror gap where the mirror swings back. To test this put a piece of tape over the gap. If improved then push the mirror back and put apiece of tape in the gap to break up the wind between the gap. This was a repair for this is issue back in the day when they were under warranty.

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I'd say its door gasket issue due to old rubber. I had the same but fitted a 3M rubber channel gasket on the car and I have 0 noise now.
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same here and its so annoying! it helps a bit to bend the door if its not properly aligned. i also tried some rubber door seals with adhesive tape. helps a bit but its still not perfect. i changed the door rubber seal as well but that made no difference
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I used to have the same issue on my previous xj and I found if I cracked the window open, just the tiniest bit, the noise went away. This seems counter intuitive but suggests that the rubber seal was distorted/ stretched/ strained with the glass pressed into it. I never fixed it before changing to the xf
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I have a similar issue on my driver's door (RHS). The rubber looks to be pristine. I'm wondering if the door could have dropped on it's hinges a fraction?
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You could try this to see where the door seal is not sealing well.

Cut a few strips of paper and place then place them around the window part of the door and then close it. Now pull the bits of paper through the door seal and if any of them pull freely from the door then that is the area you need to close up a little.

You can do this by placing a block of wood at the bottom of the door between the door and the door frame and while holding the door closed against the wood pushing very firmly against the window frame area of the door where it is noisy to close up the sealing gap a little. Take it easy and by trial and error you should be able to get your doors to seal a bit more closely and get rid of the wind noise.

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Just an update. I still haven't fully resolved this issue. I placed flex tape along the top of the door liner so it couldn't be noticed and that took away about 60 percent of the noise but there is still some.
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