there is a product called SIL-GLYDE. safe for rubber weather stripping. got this tip when i had the jeep. keeps all the seals pristine. will be doing this to the fj when the weather breaks... get it at any napa auto parts store.
The same thing happened to my driver's door window seal. My wife rolled down the window and the seal came with it. It's getting replaced tomorrow under warranty and I hope that's that. The FJ has been great so far but my warranty runs out in 9000 miles so I hope that legendary Toyota reliability doesn't let me down.
I've only got 23,000 and change on my FJ and my driver side window seal is KAPUT. lol Yupper, junkola. Been having issues for a while with the windows binding in the seals. I have used EVERYTHING to clean, lube, etc. the window, the seal, you name it, I've done it. I've used bearing grease, Thetford RV slideout cleaner & lubricant, vaseline, silicone, WD40, everything else you can think of, I've probably tried it. I have completely removed the seals, cleaned them, popped the door panels and cleaned the tracks and window edges. I get about 2 weeks and then they are binding again. Well, yesterday the temps were nice and I went to put down the drivers window, saw the seal start to pull, put my hand up to hold it from pulling down and RIP, it broke at the seam just beyond the back edge on the rear post...now I can't put the window down at all cause the seal is FUBAR. Just peachy....
So now here is the fun...do I:
1. Take it over to the dealer on Saturday morning and say, "hey my window seals are defective, please fix it". And have them say back, "well it looks like you do a fair amount of off roading and probably dirt and debris cause your seals to get full and the windows bind"...or "your window tint causes the window to bind in the seal"
2. Just buy new seals and not worry about dealing with the dealer and the headaches associated with them attempting to get around a warranty issue.
3. Cut my doors in half and forget about the windows totally....LMAO
Where do you order replacement stripping/seals from?? My FJ is a 2007 with 60k and is out of warranty. Just want to make sure I get the right stuff for replacemen. Pretty handyman challenged as far as repairing thins
The dealership replaced them under warranty. I would say, unfortunately, that the dealer is probably the best bet since these seem problematic at best. Even my replaced seals are iffy at times and I have not used ANYTHING on them since they were replaced, just in-case anything I originally used made them worse by swelling them, etc. I clean the tracks & seals occasionally, but they still "pull" sometimes...
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