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Old 11-13-2001, 08:16 AM   #1
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2005 VUE 2.2L
Sad L200 weatherstrip

There have been previous posts concerning air leaks around
the driver's door in Saturn L cars. My 2001 has an air leak also
and is in the shop for the third time in an attempt to fix this
problem.
The first two times the workmanship has been pretty bad.
The first strip was poorly installed (it sagged like an accordian),
the second time the strip was "peeling" in one of the corners
and had a two inch split along its side. There also were gaps
between the weather strip and plastic door molding. I could
slide paper betweeen the two. They also chipped the paint in
two locations near the strips.
The shop also installed two clips to keep my dash vents from
popping up, but in the process, knicked the corner of the dash
near the driver side door.
But Saturn service has been great! Saturn gave me a loaner
car during the time of these repairs, I've been driving a nice
Neon for a week now.
I like the car, it has 6000 miles, but the fit and finish lack
polish. Need I mention the harsh Affinity tires? I wish Saturn
well but hope my dealer can fix my car's problems.
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Old 11-13-2001, 09:11 AM   #2
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This happened to my Saab. I could slide paper through a corner of the seal between the door and the car. A small amount of extra weathersrtrip, in black, was placed in such a way to tighten it up. It really quieted things up, especially on days with lots of crosswind. I'll have to check out our LW2 to see if there is a similar issue.
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Old 11-13-2001, 08:17 PM   #3
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2005 VUE 2.2L
Sad

The shop called me tonight and said my car was ready. They
replaced the weather strip, realigned the moldings, and repaired
the paint chips and knicks. The car was taken on a 70 mph
test drive and all is well according to the service tech.
I live about 50 miles from the dealership and the ride home will
give me ample opportunity to listen for air leaks and whistles!
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Old 11-14-2001, 10:30 AM   #4
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Wind noise at the front door header has been an ongoing problem with the L-series.
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Old 11-14-2001, 10:39 AM   #5
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There is a TSB for whistling. I think from mirror gaskets

99-08-58-002 NOV 99 Wind Noise From Front Door Glass Areas
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