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#16 Old 05-15-2005, 09:47 AM
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Re: '03 Corolla--why is the door seal rubber on the body instead of the door?

My 300M has both too and the bottom body rubber has not worn at all. But
apparently if you park some of their models in the sun the body rubber
shrinks eventually and won't fit properly. To fix the problem people are
buying one spare (only one because it is relatively costly) and removing the
bottom trim at the openings which help hold the rubber in place at the
bottom. They cut it there and install it properly. Then they fill the gap
created with a piece cut from the spare and replace the trim. It is
unfortunate that some rubber company came up with a formulation that shrinks
after several heats of being baked by the heat of the sun.


"Philip" <1chip-state1@earthlink.n0t> wrote in message
news:9X3he.122$w21.65@newsread3.news.atl.earthlink.net...[color=blue]
> The Corolla has BOTH. There is a perimeter seal on the door opening on
> the body AND there is a similar seal on door. The seals do not come in
> contact with each other.
>
> Art wrote:[color=green]
>> I find it interesting how manufacturers cannot seem to make up their
>> mind on little details like this. It is like every time they go to
>> design a new car it is the first car they ever designed and they are
>> starting from scratch.
>>
>> "Adam Corolla" <nospam@nospam03550265902.com> wrote in message
>> news:7Kqdncu2kPf2oB_fRVn-1g@giganews.com...[color=darkred]
>>> Why is the door seal rubber on the body instead of the door in the
>>> Corolla?
>>> The rubber on mine has worn through from getting in and out. I
>>> "fixed" it by covering the part that was worn with black duct tape,
>>> but I wonder why they chose to put it there to begin with.[/color][/color]
>
>[/color]


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#17 Old 05-15-2005, 04:43 PM
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Re: '03 Corolla--why is the door seal rubber on the body instead of the door?

What part of the hybrid word "CRAPsler" did you not understand? LOL
Hehehehe

Art wrote:[color=blue]
> My 300M has both too and the bottom body rubber has not worn at all. But
> apparently if you park some of their models in the sun the body
> rubber shrinks eventually and won't fit properly. To fix the problem
> people are buying one spare (only one because it is relatively
> costly) and removing the bottom trim at the openings which help hold
> the rubber in place at the bottom. They cut it there and install it
> properly. Then they fill the gap created with a piece cut from the
> spare and replace the trim. It is unfortunate that some rubber
> company came up with a formulation that shrinks after several heats
> of being baked by the heat of the sun.
>
> "Philip" <1chip-state1@earthlink.n0t> wrote in message
> news:9X3he.122$w21.65@newsread3.news.atl.earthlink.net...[color=green]
>> The Corolla has BOTH. There is a perimeter seal on the door opening
>> on the body AND there is a similar seal on door. The seals do not
>> come in contact with each other.
>>
>> Art wrote:[color=darkred]
>>> I find it interesting how manufacturers cannot seem to make up their
>>> mind on little details like this. It is like every time they go to
>>> design a new car it is the first car they ever designed and they are
>>> starting from scratch.
>>>
>>> "Adam Corolla" <nospam@nospam03550265902.com> wrote in message
>>> news:7Kqdncu2kPf2oB_fRVn-1g@giganews.com...
>>>> Why is the door seal rubber on the body instead of the door in the
>>>> Corolla?
>>>> The rubber on mine has worn through from getting in and out. I
>>>> "fixed" it by covering the part that was worn with black duct tape,
>>>> but I wonder why they chose to put it there to begin with.[/color][/color][/color]


#18 Old 05-15-2005, 07:46 PM
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Re: '03 Corolla--why is the door seal rubber on the body instead of the door?

Well at least they don't rattle like my Avalon. A buddy of mine was just
bragging about his Intrepid. Virtually no repairs in 100k + miles. But it
does suffer from the shrinking door frame seals problem.

"Philip" <1chip-state1@earthlink.n0t> wrote in message
news:gwOhe.2011$M36.926@newsread1.news.atl.earthlink.net...[color=blue]
> What part of the hybrid word "CRAPsler" did you not understand? LOL
> Hehehehe
>
> Art wrote:[color=green]
>> My 300M has both too and the bottom body rubber has not worn at all. But
>> apparently if you park some of their models in the sun the body
>> rubber shrinks eventually and won't fit properly. To fix the problem
>> people are buying one spare (only one because it is relatively
>> costly) and removing the bottom trim at the openings which help hold
>> the rubber in place at the bottom. They cut it there and install it
>> properly. Then they fill the gap created with a piece cut from the
>> spare and replace the trim. It is unfortunate that some rubber
>> company came up with a formulation that shrinks after several heats
>> of being baked by the heat of the sun.
>>
>> "Philip" <1chip-state1@earthlink.n0t> wrote in message
>> news:9X3he.122$w21.65@newsread3.news.atl.earthlink.net...[color=darkred]
>>> The Corolla has BOTH. There is a perimeter seal on the door opening
>>> on the body AND there is a similar seal on door. The seals do not
>>> come in contact with each other.
>>>
>>> Art wrote:
>>>> I find it interesting how manufacturers cannot seem to make up their
>>>> mind on little details like this. It is like every time they go to
>>>> design a new car it is the first car they ever designed and they are
>>>> starting from scratch.
>>>>
>>>> "Adam Corolla" <nospam@nospam03550265902.com> wrote in message
>>>> news:7Kqdncu2kPf2oB_fRVn-1g@giganews.com...
>>>>> Why is the door seal rubber on the body instead of the door in the
>>>>> Corolla?
>>>>> The rubber on mine has worn through from getting in and out. I
>>>>> "fixed" it by covering the part that was worn with black duct tape,
>>>>> but I wonder why they chose to put it there to begin with.[/color][/color]
>
>[/color]


#19 Old 05-16-2005, 04:32 PM
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"Philip" <1chip-state1@earthlink.n0t> wrote in message
news:SE2he.88$M36.77@newsread1.news.atl.earthlink.net...[color=blue]
> Adam Corolla wrote:[color=green]
>> "Ray O" <rokigawa@tristarassociatesDOT.com> wrote in message
>> news:20a4e$4283b85e$44a4a10d$8344@msgid.meganewsservers.com...[/color]
> snip[color=green][color=darkred]
>>> Or, you try silicone spray on the gasket and wipe with a rag or
>>> paper towel. The silicone may slow down the wear on the gasket as
>>> you slide against it.[/color]
>>
>>
>> Good idea on the silicone![/color]
>
> How about using butter on the weather stripping instead of using butter in
> the foods you eat? LOL[/color]


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