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    Windows + Weather Stripping. Is this normal?

    Hey everyone,

    I've had my Supra for 8 years and its leaked in the rain ever since I bought it. Recently I had the Targa weather stripping replaced in the hopes this would fix the leaking issue. Is it normal for the window to only come to here? I feel like water will get in there easily.

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    Hi

    So one reason is that the old weatherstripping molded itself so to age and temp changes throughout the years to the glass
    So now that you have a new weatherstripping it needs to settle in
    And yes it will leak.
    So what you need to do is this :

    Open the inner trim panel
    Have the window raised all the ay up like the photo

    You will see 2 holes with the window regulator
    Bolts -either a 10mm hex or 12mm

    This allows the window glass to be adjusted up, down , tilt

    You have to fiddle around till it is up and snug

    Then test to see if the glass fits right under the
    Roof tail molding
    If it hits the roof while you close the door you have gone up to far

    Also take a close look at the weather strip
    Make sure it is fitted and stretched evenly all around the door opening panel

    Last. Check the weather stripping on the door and see if it is vulcanized or disfigured

    It will cause issues as well

    Good luck
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    In your pic of the front edge of the roof panel, to me it looks like there is too much gap there, like it's not pulled up all the way to the windshield frame. If that can't be pulled in tighter there might be something out of whack other than the weather stripping.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nick 95 6sp View Post
    In your pic of the front edge of the roof panel, to me it looks like there is too much gap there, like it's not pulled up all the way to the windshield frame. If that can't be pulled in tighter there might be something out of whack other than the weather stripping.
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    Yup I agree
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