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Ex Cab Wind Noise

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by NBI Lawn, Jan 25, 2015.

  1. NBI Lawn

    NBI Lawn PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,797

    I am looking at a 05 GMC ex cab. The wind noise inside is crazy :dizzy: ! Is there a door seal upgrade they offer? What can be done to remedy this?
  2. Rick547

    Rick547 Senior Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 537

    It looks like you have two choices.

    1. Replace all the door seals. (After all they are 10 years old)

    2. Buy a new $60,000 + GMC

    Your choice.
  3. chevyzrule810

    chevyzrule810 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,288

    Have you inspected the door seals to see if they are torn anywhere? How about having someone come for a ride and see if they can hear where it is coming from? Does the windshield on the inside of the truck freeze when it gets cold?
  4. derekslawncare

    derekslawncare PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,003

    After inspecting the door seals, if you don't find anything wrong, and if the truck has the big trailer tow mirrors on it as apposed to standard side mirrors, go for a drive with both mirrors folded in. Sometimes you would be amazed at the amount of noise that the big mirrors create which isn't really a door seal (or lack thereof) but an aerodynamics issue. The newer trucks have helped alleviate some of that by additional seals and better aerodynamics from more rounded edges.
  5. xgiovannix12

    xgiovannix12 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,433

    My tow mirrors make the most wind noise then any thing else on the truck :p
  6. leolkfrm

    leolkfrm PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,980

    are the back doors hard to open?, if so you may need to change the lower locks $(@65 each)....might be freezing up.

    broke 2 handle to learn about it
  7. Cosmic Charlie

    Cosmic Charlie Senior Member
    Messages: 237

    not sure you may have this prob ...

    If the previous owner had to bend the top of the door open to unlock it (locked the keys in it...) ... you may have a bowed out door...

    I've seen these doors flex just as I said. just slip a screw driver in the top back corner of the drivers door, pry open and slip a wallet in the gap, then pull it further out and slip the wallet down a bit at a time ... and eventually you can get your whole hand in near the window top ... to unlock

    Sometimes the window explodes and most times the door ends up with the top bowed out ... if so ... put a 2' x 4' in the bottom back edge and push the top toward close ... bend it the other way (I didn't really say that)
  8. Mr.Markus

    Mr.Markus PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,782

    Wonder what it'll sound like with a blade on the front...:rolleyes: