Reducing Wind Noise Around Car Doors and Side Windows

Using rubber weatherstripping and seals to quiet your vehicle

Parts to quiet wind noise -- rubber weatherstripping, door seals, etc.
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repair and upgrade parts,
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Racing and car books, repair manuals too
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Sealing tapes, car door seal adhesives to help block road noise, repair manuals
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A whistling wind noise is really annoying in any car or truck or van.

For you to hear wind noise inside your car, two things have to happen: First, the wind has to blow across something that creates a noise; and second, there must be a path for the noise to get into the passenger compartment.

Blocking the wind noise from getting inside the car:

If it sounds as if the wind noise is coming in past the door seals:

If it sounds as if the wind noise is coming in past the window seals:

You'll have to replace them to reduce the noise leakage. J.C. Whitney sells replacement window seals, too.
Click here for window-channel seals from J.C. Whitney

Stopping the wind noise from being generated in the first place:

Additional wind noise sealing materials and information you might find useful:

Materials:
Click here to see auto body plastic hole-plug assortments from J.C. Whitney

Auto repair manuals:
Click here for Chilton's, Haynes, etc. auto repair manuals from J.C. Whitney
Click here to see car various repair manuals available from Auto Barn
Click here for Motorbooks.com, then navigate to their "repair manuals" in the leftmost panel

Other links, mentioned in the text above:
Click here for car weatherstrip adhesives from Auto Barn
Click here for double-sided sticky tape from J.C. Whitney
Click here for info on thin aluminum exterior tape
Click here for car side-window channel seals from J.C. Whitney


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A SAFETY NOTE: When you take your car, or truck or van, out to test it to see if the wind noise or road noise is better, PLEASE don't try to both drive and twist around listening to the noise yourself! Have a passenger do it. For noise in the driver's door, a passenger sitting behind you can listen up by the top of the door opening, and down near the bottom, in ways that you just can't while sitting in the driver's seat and driving. Your primary attention must be on safe driving.

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