Tightening my doors

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Dunkah
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Tightening my doors

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Hi all, I have a 2008 c5 x7 tourer. I’ve just been trying to tighten my doors up a bit, it occasionally sounds like I have a window slightly open, which I don’t so I thought maybe I need to tighten up my doors a little, unfortunately it doesn’t seem doable. The striker plate fixed to the body had no movement in it at all, and once the door cards are off so I can access the lock fixed to the door, it offers no movement too, well, maybe a tiny bit but only about 1mm. So it’s obviously not supposed to be adjusted. Can anyone advise anything that I might be missing? Thanks
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Have you checked around the door mirrors for the noise ?
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No I haven’t, but if anything the noise seems to be behind me so I think it’s more there’s r doors than fron
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Do you have a roof rack fitted? Sounds like a stupid question because it is. I had an Astra Estate with a roof rack that would whistle at times, removed the roof rack and the whistling stopped. Just an idea.
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Not stupid at all. I do have a rack, but I’ve had the rack since I owned the car and the noise seems to have gotten worse in that time. Might be worth trying it without the rack though, thanks
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The most likely cause is that the door rubbers have deformed and with the slight movement of the doors due to aerodynamics, the seal is not sealing.

To isolate similar noises, you can seal up the door with masking tape applied to the door and window gaps and go for a drive.
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That’s quite a good idea, could seal each door individually to know where it definitely is coming from
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Had to replace my drivers door rubber seal a while ago, (not the easiest thing to find a good one in a scrappy).
I replaced it as the area adjacent to the door lock had split, probably due to drivers backsides rubbing on the frame when getting in and out.
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Sloppysod wrote: 06 Mar 2024, 11:08 Had to replace my drivers door rubber seal a while ago, (not the easiest thing to find a good one in a scrappy).
I replaced it as the area adjacent to the door lock had split, probably due to drivers backsides rubbing on the frame when getting in and out.
Are you saying you've got a big backside??
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Re: Tightening my doors

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Rp0thejester wrote: 06 Mar 2024, 19:47
Sloppysod wrote: 06 Mar 2024, 11:08 Had to replace my drivers door rubber seal a while ago, (not the easiest thing to find a good one in a scrappy).
I replaced it as the area adjacent to the door lock had split, probably due to drivers backsides rubbing on the frame when getting in and out.
Are you saying you've got a big backside??
No, my wife says it's lovely and easy to hold 😉😉
Stu 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿

"Some cause happiness wherever they go, others whenever they go"Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)

Major interventions
C5 Steering rack @ 58,000 mi
4 discs & Pads @ 63,585 mi
2 (AM6) oil exchanges @ 58,876 & 72,378 mi