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Old 06-27-2013, 05:23 PM
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Default Wind noise.

Just made my second 3200 mile trip with my Mega Cab packing a Lance cabover camper. The wind noise was almost unbearable. Noise seems to be coming from the upper part of the door. Tried doing the dollar bill test on it and it seemed pretty tight. Any suggestions as to what to check?
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Is that with your windows completely closed ?
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wasn't there a recall on this?
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Sometimes when its windy, i get this howly noise, i thought it was my door but it seems it is the sideview mirror after further investigation. Not exactly sure what part of the mirror but once i do , i will be able to come up with a remedy. Not sure if this is what your experiencing?
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The wind noise on mine is driving me crazy. And it not bad it's just that their is no other noise. So it seams worse. But I get noise threw the drive window and sometime in a cross wind the windshield makes noise
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I thought Ram fixed this. My old 05 breaks the front door seals at high speed or a head wind. Come to think of it, my Toyotas did it as well.
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Most members that I've seen seem to find that it's the antenna.

You can remove it and take it for a ride or put masking tape on it vertically to see if that changes the tempo.

Some of the members chased it for a while and it was worse in cross winds. Claimed it sounded like it was coming from under the windshield, etc...

Turned out to be the antenna.
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What is the dollar bill test?
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I wondering about the dollar bill test also?
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Here's what I found online.

I'd never heard it mentioned B4.


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I have read a lot of posts on a "wind noise" problem. I am pretty lucky as my truck has no wind noise issues. All this work people are doing with inserting with the tubing is very confusing to me.

The door fitters in the GM assembly plants get very good, (not perfect - obviously!) by using what is called the "dollar bill test to train the fitters:

1. Place a dollar bill between the door and the seal in the area that has the wind noise.

2. Close the door on the dollar.

3. If you can slide the dollar out from between the door and the seal then you have excessive door to seal gap in that area.

4. First put the window down. Using the "knee to inner door trim panel" use two hands to bend the top of the door header inboard. By using a fair amount of strength the sheet metal will give enough to bend inboard 1/2 mm easily. A rubber mallet can also be used to beat on the door header to accomplish this but this takes way more "finesse" than most laypersons can do. Best left to experts

5. Repeat dollar bill test. If dollar bill does not slide out of a closed door you have a tight door to seal contact. If it still slides out easily repeat steps 1-4

6. Road test and repeat on other door areas as necessary.

In my 14 years of time in GM assembly plants I have never seen anyone in the plant add materials to door seals to repair a wind noise issue. Hope this works for some some the owners out there with fixing this issue.
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