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Wind noise in Forester

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#1 photo2001


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Posted 27 February 2004 - 07:21 PM

For the first time since driving my 2000 Forester S, I notice wind noise around the driver's window last week.
I've heard that the 'frameless' windows on the Subie's can develop problems like this.
Has anyone else seen this? Any recommendations?

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Posted 27 February 2004 - 08:00 PM

Do a search for wind noise. You'll find several threads, and one where I found the answer to my problem on my 02 OBW.

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Posted 28 February 2004 - 10:06 AM

Gussets are probably the problem. It's some weather stripping or gasget that goes around the mirror mounts.

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Posted 28 February 2004 - 11:56 AM

Exactly. I can push my fingers into where my tweeters are and it stops the noise.

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Posted 28 February 2004 - 12:16 PM

Yeah I just solved the noise on our MY01 OB Wagon. I just carefully removed the tweeters by pulling them straight away from the door and, with the window down, slowly pushed the entire panel behind the tweeter so it reduces the gap where the glass sides up in between. The gasket now contacts the window better and the wind noise is gone. Finally! I figure I'll have to do this every 6 months or so.

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Posted 04 March 2004 - 03:04 AM

Thanks for all the replies!

I'll try the suggestions, and if they don't work, I still have an (extended) warranty on my Forester. :cool:

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Posted 17 December 2009 - 10:52 PM

My 01 OBW had the wind noise problem. In a different forum, someone recommended installing 1/4" OD clear vinyl tubing. It took about 5 ft. per window seal. You pull the seat out board and tuck the tubing into the space, and cut to size. For a total of $3.25 the window wind noise problem is solved and the doors close much more securely without the worn window seal play from aging. The tubing was purchased in the plumbing dept. @ Lowe's.

It's a 10 minute fix. :clap:

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Posted 21 December 2009 - 12:32 PM

I have a wind noise too.
It's the side view mirror area.

Sounds like it's a problem for everyone.

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Posted 22 December 2009 - 01:22 PM

I have a 2000 Forester L. I don't understand how to fix this
noise problem. :confused:
Can some please explain it to me. Thanks !


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Posted 22 December 2009 - 06:47 PM

I have a 2000 Forester L. I don't understand how to fix this
noise problem. :confused:
Can some please explain it to me. Thanks !


The part of the door where the side view mirror is...with the window up step out of the car and look right at the seem on the outside/inside where the glass meets the seem (gusset) you will prob notice it is not flush (there will prob be some space there... If there is space there..put down the window and VERY CAREFULLY push in on the entire gusset from the inside and above the side view mirror on the outside..to confirm the seal is better just put up the window and look for the space again...continue to adjust until the space is nearly gone... FWIW..Ive seen dozens and dozens of these problems and those gussets do wear out...they can only be adjusted so many times..

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