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Old 07-07-2001, 01:40   #1 (permalink)
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For those of you who are troubled by the common AU Falcon door seal chatters, I have found a solution.

Get some Dupont Krytox. Its one mother of a lubricant.

Boy does it work wonders. Rub it along the door seals. and your noise is gone.!

The noise of this chatter on my car got to the point it was soooo loud, I was going crazy, and didnt want to drive the car...

This stopped it dead in its tracks,.!
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Old 07-08-2001, 15:52   #2 (permalink)
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Hey Jaytyn,
I have the same problem and the ongoing solution has been to turn up the vibes load enough to drown out the doorseal squeaks!
I've tried about everything except 'Dupont Krytox', tell the mass's whereabouts can we obtain this lube?
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Was that door seal or window seal Jaytyn??
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Old 07-08-2001, 17:17   #4 (permalink)
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I had the same problem with mine, on the drivers window just where my right ear is. I had the dealer check it out about two months ago. They replaced the windows motor (?) and that silenced it up until this weekend when it came back even worse than before. I'll double check what they replaced exactly, but at the time I couldn't understand what that had to do with a window vibration.

Turning the music up is my solution also at the moment.
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I had the window seals replaced but when I drove it away it was still the same.. Pumping up the volume seems to be the only cure at the moment...

GP and HJ.. please have this fixed on the AV 'cause it's a tad annoying after a while..
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Ah I have the same problem but I thought it door rub.

Stereo was my fix too but I was planning on some lube on the seal, si I would be interested in this stuff too
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I must have been lucky with my AU. No air leaks around the doors at all.....until the bloody wind caught the door one day while I was opening it (typical sh!tty Ballarat winters day), ripped the handle out of my hand. End result, one "sprung" door that doesn't shut as smooth a you'd like and, yep a bit of air chatter around the top of the drivers door. This stuff sounds like a good thing. Autobahn or Repco I'm guessing jaytyn?
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i can imagine that chatter on the doors for you AU guys is damn annoying, especially if you can't cure it. The AU2 Fairmont i drive at work hasn't had that problem yet.

Good to see alot of you are curing the noise by turning the stereo up.
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yes, its good stuff, but yuo want to be careful not to rub it off when getting in/out of the car.

It is made by Dupont, and you can get it from anywhere that sells dupont products...

I was told by a Ford Engineer to use this on the seals, and it works wonders.

It hasnt hapened on prior models, my guess is that ford have made the AU doors so that they close easier. (Not enough preload between the door and the seal.)

If they moved the striker in, it would increase the load on the seal, and the noise would not be bad. BUT, i would prefer an easier closing door!

Hope this helps!
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I forgot to mention, my door seal chatter didnt show up until about 23,000kms.
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