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Old 07-01-2013, 02:30 AM   #1
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Driver Door Wind Noise

Had my 2010 Wrangler Sport for 2 months now. I bought it certified used. However, I keep getting wind noise coming in from the driver side door whenever i hit speeds above 40 mph. I think it may be the full weather stripping around the door that is not sealing tight enough. Has anyone had experience changing the full weather stripping on their driver door? And if so, where did you find the factory weather stripping for the jk?

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Old 07-01-2013, 03:48 AM   #2
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Are u indeed sure it isnt the "dreaded seatbelt flap"?

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Old 07-01-2013, 06:02 PM   #3
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Are u indeed sure it isnt the "dreaded seatbelt flap"?

I haven't ran the jk without the hardtop yet. It makes wind noise from the driver side door when the hardtop is on. I'm sure its not the top either.
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Old 07-01-2013, 06:26 PM   #4
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Had my 2010 Wrangler Sport for 2 months now. I bought it certified used. However, I keep getting wind noise coming in from the driver side door whenever i hit speeds above 40 mph. I think it may be the full weather stripping around the door that is not sealing tight enough. Has anyone had experience changing the full weather stripping on their driver door? And if so, where did you find the factory weather stripping for the jk?

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Jeeps are notorious for wind noise, especially noticeable on the driver side because you sit there. These are not the most aerodynamic conveyances on the road. All those blunt surfaces make for a lot of wind noise.
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Jeeps are notorious for wind noise, especially noticeable on the driver side because you sit there. These are not the most aerodynamic conveyances on the road. All those blunt surfaces make for a lot of wind noise.
No noise comes from the passenger door so there is a way to prevent it. My question is where can one order the full weatherstripping for the driver door? And has anyone changed it on their own before with any progress?
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No noise comes from the passenger door so there is a way to prevent it. My question is where can one order the full weatherstripping for the driver door? And has anyone changed it on their own before with any progress?
Maybe you have an issue, but I get noise that sounds like from the door but it seals so tight the door is hard to close unless window open- so it is sealed. I would make sure what the source is. Use a candle flame or similar to ascertain any draft while moving or when windy (you drive while someone else checks and do in a parking lot so you don't have an accident). But you can get the stripping from any Jeep dealer (doubt it is available in aftermarket). They can also check/replace this for you.
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Maybe you have an issue, but I get noise that sounds like from the door but it seals so tight the door is hard to close unless window open- so it is sealed. I would make sure what the source is. Use a candle flame or similar to ascertain any draft while moving or when windy (you drive while someone else checks and do in a parking lot so you don't have an accident). But you can get the stripping from any Jeep dealer (doubt it is available in aftermarket). They can also check/replace this for you.
Thanks for the info. Will give it a try.
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Old 07-04-2013, 01:47 AM   #8
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My driver side door leaks in some air too. The seal looks good, and it seems to be making contact as it should. No big deal now, but wait until winter.... It'll freeze your left knee off!
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I have no issues.

I also installed the Weathertech vent visors. Eliminated the seatbelt flap and I never have any wind noise otherwise.
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My driver side door leaks in some air too. The seal looks good, and it seems to be making contact as it should. No big deal now, but wait until winter.... It'll freeze your left knee off!
I had the same issue, but with my hardtop seals. The rear seal seemed like it was sealing the top shut and it appeared in good condition, but it would still leak water. I then had the seal replaced anyway, and the leaking stopped. That's why I'm thinking my door seal needs replacement as well. The door seal looks fine and it seals great, but noise still comes through. Might have to take it to the dealership like I did before for the hardtop. I will post back if the new door seal does the trick.
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Old 07-05-2013, 01:25 AM   #11
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Check the adjustment of the door, compare with the other side- I had wind noise on my driver side and solved the issue by adjusting the door- be careful when you adjust and get somebody to help you out.. Be extra careful to avoid a ding from the mirror when the door is loose..
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Check the adjustment of the door, compare with the other side- I had wind noise on my driver side and solved the issue by adjusting the door- be careful when you adjust and get somebody to help you out.. Be extra careful to avoid a ding from the mirror when the door is loose..

This sounds like a good idea. How exactly do you adjust the door tho? By removing?
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Old 07-05-2013, 09:24 AM   #13
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Nope, slightly unbolt the bolts that holds the door and adjust up/down/in/out until you see it right and flush then have somebody tighten the bolts while holding the door- you need to be careful if you remove the strap that holds the door from full open because your mirror will hit the body..

I recommend compare first with the pass door and take some photos so in case you want to revert back.. But in short the top side of the driver door should go IN slightly..

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