lots of wind noise

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Fredisg

Hi,

My 2001 OBW recently has displayed a lot of wind noise around the passenger
side front window near the mirror. Much more than usual. The window is in the
upper most position. Could the window, or door hinge be out of alignment? I
have not heard of this happening. any ideas?
 
There is a TSB on the subject of wind noise from the area in the traingular
area just behind the mirror where the tweeter goes.
 
Hi,

My 2001 OBW recently has displayed a lot of wind noise around the
passenger side front window near the mirror. Much more than usual.
The window is in the upper most position. Could the window, or door
hinge be out of alignment? I have not heard of this happening. any
ideas?

It's not terribly uncommon in these frameless windows. A trip to the
dealer reporting the problem will have ya fixed in a jiffy--the
tension of the window against the gasket is adjustable.
 
There have been a lot of postings here and complaints to dealer about it.
My dealer tried to say it didn't exist. Gave my wife a hard time about it
while I was out of the country. When I returned, we moved (from Florida to
Alaska) noise returned in opposite door. Someone posted here a while back
saying to pinch that plastic triangle together till it's about flat. It
helped on my car. Annoying, not a permanent fix, but I it's something that
I can do in a couple of minutes and it's gone for a few months....

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| Hi,
|
| My 2001 OBW recently has displayed a lot of wind noise around the
passenger
| side front window near the mirror. Much more than usual. The window is
in the
| upper most position. Could the window, or door hinge be out of alignment?
I
| have not heard of this happening. any ideas?
 
Hi,

My 2001 OBW recently has displayed a lot of wind noise around the passenger
side front window near the mirror. Much more than usual. The window is in
the
upper most position. Could the window, or door hinge be out of alignment? I
have not heard of this happening. any ideas?

This may sound strange but it worked for me. I had a 1999 Impreza RS 2.5
with a whistling noise that drove me nuts. It would come and go and
seemed to be affected by the wind and what direction I was driving. At
times it was so loud and so aggravating that I had to laugh. The sound
seemed to be coming from the mirror area or side window near the dash
but it was hard to tell. It was in the frequency range that human ears
are very sensitive but have a difficult time detecting the direction of.
One day I had enough and headed out the door with a roll of masking
tape. I found a quiet back road and started taping seams and window
edges until I had the doors and hood seems all covered. Finally as a
last resort I taped over the gaps around front headlights. Bingo! What I
found was that by removing the front corner marker lights and placing a
piece of foam weather strip that filled the vertical gap between the
headlight and the corner light lens it stopped everything. It amazed me
how far the cause of the problem was from the apparent location of the
sound when you are sitting in the drivers seat. I had even had
passengers try to locate the source and with out fail they would point
to the lower corner of the windshield or the corner of the side window
near the mirror. A simple way to see if your problem is the same is to
just place a piece of tape over the vertical gap between the headlight
and corner marker lens. If it works you can invest the time and effort
to do the less conspicuous fix. Good luck.
 
I had lots of wind noise coming from the the outside drivers mirror area
around the window , the dealer replaced a gasket that solved the problem .
New 2003 Legacy wagon . Good luck ,
TBaker
 

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