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Old 10-28-2013, 03:04 PM   #1
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Water leak by driver's entry door... HELP pls.

Never did like the driver's side entry door. Might come in handy if there is a accident, however.

The door does not fit perfectly. It bulges out a bit at the lower aft corner and seems to be installed by someone on Monday after Super Bowl Sunday.

Leak is evident on carpet below door. First it showed up in the middle below the door and after I beefed up the gasket/seal on the door (so it would press firmly against the gasket/seal on the door frame) and water tested....the leak moved 8 inches forward on the carpet.

Weep holes are open. Present thinking is that the outside hinge is letting in water, but I think it is designed that way so that water can hit the frame and drip down and out, under the door.

I'm not blasting a hose directly on the door but setting up a hose on a sawhorse and pointing it up towards the roof to simulate rain. Water takes about 15-20 minutes to show up after hose is on.

Roof/air horn/antennae seem well caulked. Any ideas?

After the carpet dries out I will tape over the door hinge and try the hose again.

Thanks for listening
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Old 11-01-2013, 08:09 PM   #2
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Had similar problem. the rubber seal around door needed lube. silicone is often used but if you can find gumni pfledge it is better. cured my problem. comes in small bottle (plastic) about 3 or 5 ounces. According to others -- it is the best.
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Old 11-02-2013, 06:59 AM   #3
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Thanks for the reply. I asked Amazon to send me a bottle. $8.98 with lots of good reviews.

Will let you know.
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