How to Fix a Whistling Car Window

by Justin Otto

"That noise is driving me insane!" Have you caught yourself thinking that while motoring along at a good pace down whatever highway, interstate or country road you might be traveling? That constant whistling noise can be remedied with little cost using the instructions provided here.

Step 1

Locate the affected window by inspecting them all for imperfections in the weatherstripping.

Step 2

Remove the marred stripping by cutting with the X-acto knife as close to the metal frame as possible. Also, remove any adhesive residue that may have been left behind.

Step 3

Wipe the metal down with alcohol to remove any remaining adhesive. Let alcohol dry thoroughly. (This should take very little time as alcohol evaporates quickly.)

Step 4

Apply new adhesive to the rear side of the new weatherstripping.

Step 5

Push the new stripping into the window channel using the eraser side of the pencil, until it is fully seated. Let the adhesive dry for 1 hour.

Step 6

Wipe gently in and around the newly installed weatherstripping to ensure that there is no adhesive in the channel of the stripping or on the finish of the vehicle.

Step 7

Return the window to the rolled-up position for 12 hours to ensure that the stripping seats properly.

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