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ul-ss
07-29-2012, 07:43 PM
I have a 2001 T-top Camaro and i cant find anywhere with weather stripping that isnt extremely expensive. Is that just the cost of it? Or are there any sites anybody recommends?


JUSTINSWS6
07-29-2012, 07:47 PM
http://www.youngsfbody.com/9302weatherstripping
Only one i found

ul-ss
07-29-2012, 09:57 PM
I didnt have much luck either. Is that for the doors too or just the t tops?


JUSTINSWS6
07-29-2012, 10:09 PM
Both i think give em a call they would know. Is your weatherstripping worn out? Leaking? Or what?

ul-ss
07-29-2012, 10:27 PM
Leaking when i wash the car. It sprays water from the top part of the driver side window and leaks in the back around the pillars on the upper part of the hatch

wssix99
07-30-2012, 10:27 AM
Unless you can visibly tell your weatherstripping is bad... it isn't.

Can you see a visible gap between the window and weatherstripping? If not, then you may just need to adjust the window. If you can, then you may have this problem...

http://ls1tech.com/forums/general-maintenance-repairs/961435-window-doesntt-go-up-all-way-pics-included.html

LS1121
07-30-2012, 12:07 PM
^^^ oh yea. Mine was worn out and I bought some used off Ebay, lubricated it with Dielectric Grease and everything is good for me. Just an idea.

Nathan C
07-30-2012, 01:07 PM
Try Classic Industries or Hawks Third Gen.

dankl
07-30-2012, 07:38 PM
I have same car and same issue. I'm gonna try using some kind of sealant or clear silicone. Hoping it will prevent the "wet roof" symptom. Also bought windshield and glass clear liquid sealant.

Does your floor area ever get wet? Mine had puddled water. I think it comes in from the dealt belt bolts.

dankl
07-30-2012, 07:41 PM
Seat belt bolts ^^^

Almost all the bolts I took out had a sticky silicone type goop on them. Thinking that is what makes the seal, since it's basically just a hole that leads straight down to the wet road...my driver side seat belt bolt was clean of the goop though. And under the driver seat and back floor board is where the most water had collected.

Just stripped my interior and pulled up the carpeting this weekend. It was a nasty mess... :(

ul-ss
07-30-2012, 08:12 PM
Unless you can visibly tell your weatherstripping is bad... it isn't.

Can you see a visible gap between the window and weatherstripping? If not, then you may just need to adjust the window. If you can, then you may have this problem...

http://ls1tech.com/forums/general-maintenance-repairs/961435-window-doesntt-go-up-all-way-pics-included.html

The window makes it all the way up checked today. But thats good info on the window motor plate, im going to be my passenger side soon anyways

ul-ss
07-30-2012, 08:14 PM
I have same car and same issue. I'm gonna try using some kind of sealant or clear silicone. Hoping it will prevent the "wet roof" symptom. Also bought windshield and glass clear liquid sealant.

Does your floor area ever get wet? Mine had puddled water. I think it comes in from the dealt belt bolts.

The floor mats have gotten moist before in the winter, but I recently dyno-matted the car and pulled out the whole interior and i didnt see any water marks or anything like that

ul-ss
07-30-2012, 08:16 PM
Try Classic Industries or Hawks Third Gen.

Thanks a lot it looks like classic industries has everything

porksoda
07-30-2012, 11:23 PM
I have a Silverado SS and it has quite a bit of wind noise on the highway. What I have been reading is people stuff 3/8" latex or silicone tubing inside the void of the weatherstrip. It helps it puff back up and stop noise and leaks. I personally have not done this on my Trans Am or Silverado. Not yet at least.

wssix99
07-31-2012, 03:30 PM
Almost all the bolts I took out had a sticky silicone type goop on them. Thinking that is what makes the seal, since it's basically just a hole that leads straight down to the wet road...my driver side seat belt bolt was clean of the goop though.

We'll let you duct-tape up the car with silicone or whatever but when it comes to this stuff, we should interject.

That stuff on the threads is threadlocker. You'll need to buy some of the same color and put it on the threads before you re-install. It's a key safety item and keeps the bolts from vibrating loose. (Depending on the specific torques and engineering of a bolt connection, it may or may not require the thread locker.)

wssix99
07-31-2012, 03:32 PM
The window makes it all the way up checked today. But thats good info on the window motor plate, im going to be my passenger side soon anyways

If your weatherstripping look good, then it is.

Just raise the front or rear glass stop so the window raises up a little tighter against the weatherstripping, and you should be fine. If you take off the door panel and look inside the door, you'll see the stops that engage the glass and rollers as it goes up.

I had to do this on my car and after 10+ years... a little adjustment is understandable.

ul-ss
07-31-2012, 08:17 PM
If your weatherstripping look good, then it is.

Just raise the front or rear glass stop so the window raises up a little tighter against the weatherstripping, and you should be fine. If you take off the door panel and look inside the door, you'll see the stops that engage the glass and rollers as it goes up.

I had to do this on my car and after 10+ years... a little adjustment is understandable.

It looks a little worn but not enough to make it leak that bad. Ill definitely try raising the stops.. As for the rear hatch i'm guessing the only route is new weather strip or should I just try to adjust the stops back there too?

wssix99
08-01-2012, 08:53 AM
Do you have leaking in the rear, also? There are stops back there, which you can turn by hand, but there are also other issues back there, which can lead to leaking. If the weatherstripping looks fine, 99.9% chance it is fine.

dankl
08-01-2012, 09:38 AM
Wssix99, thank you for the info on the thread lock. I will make sure to pick some up before reinstalling the seatbelt bolts. Idiots at autozone pointed me in the silicone direction...

JUSTINSWS6
08-01-2012, 09:44 AM
Dont go to autozone go to napa if not napa orilleys

ul-ss
08-01-2012, 12:37 PM
Do you have leaking in the rear, also? There are stops back there, which you can turn by hand, but there are also other issues back there, which can lead to leaking. If the weatherstripping looks fine, 99.9% chance it is fine.

Yea the rear also looks, the weatherstripping looks more messed up in the rear then on the doors. But ill try messing with the stops today and see what that does.

wssix99
08-01-2012, 10:54 PM
Yea the rear also looks, the weatherstripping looks more messed up in the rear then on the doors. But ill try messing with the stops today and see what that does.

Wanna post some pics? There is no way to get inexpensive weatherstripping so you may want to get as many opinions/verdicts before going that route. (I'm not looking forward to the day when I have to change mine out.)

ul-ss
08-09-2012, 04:00 PM
Yea ill post some up tonight. Ive been moving so i havent been on here in a little while

ul-ss
08-10-2012, 08:34 PM
Its not the weather stripping! I went to take pictures and looked it all over and it all looks fine. Ill adjust all the stops and that should fix it

wssix99
08-11-2012, 12:28 PM
Its not the weather stripping! I went to take pictures and looked it all over and it all looks fine. Ill adjust all the stops and that should fix it

There are many other things that can cause leaks in the rear. I doubt adjust the stops will change anything. You hay have to get one person in the car and another outside with a hose to find out what's up. If water backs up in the gutters, etc. it can flow under the weatherstripping, etc.

ul-ss
08-13-2012, 01:48 AM
How do I prevent the water backing up? What else can I do to fix the rear other than adjusting the stops or weather stripping?

wssix99
08-13-2012, 06:05 AM
You have to figure out how the water is getting in and from where first. There are lots of other threads from people with similar issues.

ul-ss
08-13-2012, 01:27 PM
alright ill try spraying it with the hose and look. ill also look around for other threads

Empatho
08-13-2012, 08:37 PM
You might have this problem link (http://camaroforums.com/forum/93-02-general-41/t-top-water-leak-fix-56642/) because I know I did and it took me forever to figure it out.