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" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> 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" <email@example.com> wrote in message
>>> Why is the door seal rubber on the body instead of the door in the
>>> 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]