Tip & How-To about Audi A4

Cutting down on wind noise while driving

There's a quick and easy way to cut down some of the wind noise in your car while driving on the highway. Open the doors and look at the rubber seal at the top edge. See how it's a groove? This is to allow rainwater to channel down and off of the car.

However, that groove keeps the door from sealing as tightly as it could, and as a result, you may have wind noise at higher speeds. To fix that, try this:

Go to a hardware store and get some clear PVC hose (aka "fish tank tubing"). For an A4, get a single length about 14 feet long. On an A6, you'll probably need 18 feet to be safe, and a few extra still for an A8. You'll need the hose, a pair of cutters, and five minutes' time.

Starting at the front edge of the groove on the driver's door, press the tubing into the groove, trying not to twist it. Press it in evenly and smoothly, and when you get to the back edge of the groove, cut it off cleanly. Repeat for the other doors.

By using the tubing, you allow the door to seal more tightly, but you still have a channel in the tubing to allow rainwater to drain away, so you have the best of both worlds - a better door seal for quieter driving (and possibly better sealing to keep heat or AC in), and a way to still channel away rainwater:)

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possibly a partially open window or partially open sunshine roof.

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Check the windows and doors to see if they are shut all the way. Along with checking the seal around doors. Need more info like going down the highway I here wind noise near the rear passenger side.

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2002 XJ8 41,000 miles. At 70 to 75 MPH wind noise from the roof line on front passanger side. Taped the drip line all the way from fender to top of roof but still get noise. Door seals on both the outside and inside appear to be in good condition and I have placed a piece of paper in the door and closed it to see if there is resistance when I pull the paper out, but the seal seems firm with consistant pressure at all points. The sunroof and associate seal are positioned well and appear to be in good condition.


Most cars are very quite at that speed.
A seal must be out of place somewhere.You may have to tape the sun roof and door opening completely on the outside for testing.
Also,sit in the passenger seat and have someone drive while you listen at different areas of the door edges and roof areas through a leftover paper towel center tube.
You have some age on the car, just wiping down all rubber soft seal parts with a good rubber conditioner may help too.
.......and don't overlook the door glass seals.

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you may want to check under the hood and dashboard to make sure all your rubber seal or there. open the hood and leave it open if you can see light anywhere looking from under the hood that could be the problem. if not check the seals around the door and the opening to the car to make sure they are there and not deteriorated

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