Pinpointing the Causes behind Chevrolet Corvette Weatherstrip Problems
Your Chevrolet Corvette weatherstrip can break and fail for several reasons. It is your job to get to the bottom of the problems so you would know how to fix them. There are several things that you can do to determine why your car's seal is acting up. Here are some troubleshooting tips that you can follow:
Do you feel that the temperature inside your car still feels hot even though the a/c is on full max? Maybe it's not the a/c that causes the problem but a broken weatherstrip. Damaged strip loses the ability to trap cool air inside your car. It also lets hot air from the outside to enter, making the temperature annoyingly hot. To verify the culprit, carefully inspect the physical features of the weatherstrip. Look for signs of bulging or sagging. It happens a lot due to excessive vibrations and window/door movements. Also, try closing your windows completely,and check if the glass is touching the seal. If not, the stripping must be realigned to ensure optimum fit and seal.
When rain water or snow finds its way inside your car, it can ruin your leather seats and electronic gadgets. To check for water leaks, you have to spray your car doors and windows with water. You can use your garden hose at home to do this. Just don't forget to cover your car's interior with plastic to prevent it from getting wet during the process. After the procedure, get inside the vehicle and touch the sides and corners of the doors and windows. If they get all wet, you have to replace the seals.
Damaged weatherstrips are also the main culprit behind the whistle-like noise that you hear when you're driving. This sound is created when air passes through the small spaces between the glass windows and the seals. To check, wrap the bottom of the weatherstrip with masking tape. Make sure that you cover the space between the window and the seal. Drive the car and listen carefully for any noise. If the noise is completely gone, it means that the window seals are not positioned properly. It may also mean that the stripping is completely damaged, hence must be replaced.