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is door weatherstripping necessary?


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jjmartin
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Oct 25, 2012, 7:00 PM

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I have a 2004 Ford Focus 4-door. The rubber weatherstripping has fallen off the bottom of 2 doors. I emailed Ford to see if this was important and they simply said "take it to a dealer". There is no Ford dealer in my town. So - is this stuff really necessary? Is it for noise reduction, water stoppage when driving through puddles, or what? Will my car be damaged if I do not replace it?


Hammer Time
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Oct 25, 2012, 7:06 PM

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Of course weatherstripping is important. It seals the inside from everything outside.



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nickwarner
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Oct 25, 2012, 9:25 PM

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Drive through a car wash. You'll find out fast. If the stuff didn't need to be there, the factory wouldn't have put it in and would've pocketed the money for themselves.






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