05-15-2005, 06:46 PM
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" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> What part of the hybrid word "CRAPsler" did you not understand? LOL
> 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" <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:
>>>> 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]