Date: August 11, 2011
2008-2012 ALTIMA COUPE; DOOR WEATHER STRIP NOISE
APPLIED VEHICLE(S): All 2008-2012 Altima Coupe
IF YOU CONFIRM
A loud "buzzing type" wind noise from the base of either A-Pillar (RH or LH) and above mirror(s), at highway speeds.
Follow Service Procedure to correct Weather Strip gap condition.
Replacement of the door weather strip is not needed as part of this repair.
1. Clean surface of A-pillar Weather Strip molded area, indicated in Figure 1, with water and then dry.
Figure 5 gives cross section of area requiring cleaning, where EPT foam from the Nissan Squeak and Rattle Kit will be placed.
2. Cut a strip of EPT foam to size 5x5x40mm. Add into the Weather Strip, into the outer face of the lip with steps "a" through "d" below.
a. Confirm molded area is clean; mainly the outer face of the lip and apply generic primer:
b. Remove liner from EPT foam.
C. Add EPT foam into outside of the lip and make sure adhesion is complete.
EPT foam must be added 10mm forward of the mold joint line. See figures 6 and 7.
d. Confirm that EPT is not visible.
Figures 8 and 9 show examples of correct installation.
3. Test drive the vehicle to make sure the "buzzing type" wind noise has been resolved.