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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 12-29-2003, 05:00 PM Thread Starter
 
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making the drivers door seal tighter on the car

Lately i have been driving on the freeway and at speeds above 65mph you can hear wind noises very clearly, sometimes it is loud enough that you cant hear the stereo. I have checked all of the weather seals and they are good. Some of my friends and i have listened to see where the noise comes from and it seems to be the drivers side door. So knowing that i pull on the door so that it seals against the car better and the noise seems to go away. Also when you are outside of the drivers sided door you can see that the door isnt flush with any of the surrounding outer panels on the car near that door. If you just lean or push against the door it becomes flush. So is there anyway to make the door itself seal tighter on the car when its closed, maybe by tightening something??? It just gets very annoying to try and talk to someone or listen to the stereo when that wind noise happens. :mad: :mad:
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Has anyone tried breaking into your car lately? Is it the whole door that doesn't seal well or just the top section? My buddy has a Trep the he pryed the door open on top just enought to reach through with a coat hanger to unlock it when he left his keys on the seat...his top corner door was "bent" out away from the body. He fixed it by "bending" it back into place... Just a thought...
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Hahaha, no one has so far, but im going to try that tonight. It is the top section.
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I can open almost any car in two minutes.

It MAY set of an alarm or fail to start but the door and glass will be intact.

In 2 Deep has it dead on. Put a block of wood near your door latch blocking it open. Push in the top corner.

Pays .2 hours - adjust door.

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I tried to get in but there wasnt that big off a gap. I can still hear what is happening. If you push on the door it seals but the second you let off of it it pushes back outwards and doesnt seal. I have no clue why it wont stay in place. I want to beat it with a bat. :mad:
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how big of a piece of wood? and push in the top corner until what? And i push it in with my body or any special tools? you can tell i dont do this kind of thing too often.
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Easy now killer!


small 4x4 (3" long)

Roll window DOWN (important)

Use wood to keep door from closing

Push at the top corner of the door. Push in with your brute strength.

Voila.

Come to this weekends DC/MD/VA meet and I will do it for you.

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Look at the latch on the door jam on the door that is loose. sometimes these come loose (they are held on by 2 "Torx" type bolts) you can usually tell if the latch has moved by the paint around it, there will be a mark where it was previously... this has never happened in either of my Treps, but I've had to adjust it on the LeBaron before , and on some of the other Chryslers I have had...just a thought.
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I can open almost any car in two minutes.

It MAY set of an alarm or fail to start but the door and glass will be intact.

In 2 Deep has it dead on. Put a block of wood near your door latch blocking it open. Push in the top corner.

Pays .2 hours - adjust door.

Don
DScruggs, what advice would you give to someone who would like to prevent someone from being able to break into cars this way? I mean, other then a proximity sensor!

Basically, what would foil you, in your attempts to break into a car using this method.
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Basically, what would foil you, in your attempts to break into a car using this method.
There is no defense. Not to be a jerk about it but there just isn't. It might be of some value to note that I am looking at this from a locksmith's perspective and not a theif's perspective.

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don, i would come but i live in mn. bummer ;) Ill try what you said, and if i could come to that dc meet i would race you and you would most likely beat me. ;) And don, pushing that hard, it would seem like something would crack......
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As long as you have the window DOWN you should be OK.

Also shut the door with the window STILL DOWN.

Then roll up the window.
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Thanks for the tip In2Deep and DScruggs, after reading this thread I went down to the garage and "messaged" my passenger front door as the top rear edge was not lining up with the roof and rear door panels. It is as if the door was not closed all the way, but only at the top corner. Now it does.

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There is no defense. Not to be a jerk about it but there just isn't. It might be of some value to note that I am looking at this from a locksmith's perspective and not a theif's perspective.

Don
I can find ways to prevent my car from being stolen (aside from someone towing it), but I would really like to protect the contents of my car.

Damn, I wish we could shock the intruders. Stupid laws protecting the guilty!!!!!!!!
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....I am looking at this from a locksmith's perspective and not a theif's perspective.
HAHA! Thanks for clarifying this for us Don!
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