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Since the weather has gotten colder I have been driving more often with both windows up in my coupe. I have noticed serious wind/air noise right by my ears on the drivers side?? I did not hear the same amount of noise on the passengers side?

I don't think I am crazy and my tubi is real loud, but the noise is bothering me. I can even hear it with the radio up?

Before I bring it in I just wanted to know if anyone else has experienced this wind air noise? Perhaps the door or window needs to be adjusted?

Thanks.
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I have a Spyder but on colder mornings at higher speeds around 80-100 I would experience more wind noises then on warmer days. I wonder if the temprature has anything to do with it or maybe I just noticed when it was cold since warm weather tends to make you more relaxed? Whereas cold makes you more aware.

edit- My car would also squeak more on colder days now that I think of it. But on a side note has your car had the driver's side window replaced? Reason I ask is because it may not have been put on there securely and that could be the cause of what's happening. Not likely but a possibility.
 

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I wonder if the temprature has anything to do with it or maybe I just noticed when it was cold since warm weather tends to make you more relaxed? Whereas cold makes you more aware.
same idea except applying it to the weather stripping (rubber). depending on the year of your car that the rubber had lost the elasticity and the property of thermal expansion and contraction :shock: :?:
 

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chris,

Does the 04 Coupe have side windows which lower themselves an inch or two when you open the doors, and return to the closed position when the doors are shut?

With the GS I have found that they don't quite close fully when you get in and shut the door. Result: wind noise. Cure: open window(s) and close again after you've started the engine.

The automatic open/close feature is to relieve the strain on the glass (due to compression). If the GS has this feature and the 04 Coupe hasn't, I would guess that they knew about the sealing problem with pre-2005 cars.

Might be worth trying a seal lubricant to improve the flex in the rubber during spells of cold weather?
 

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> The automatic open/close feature is to relieve the strain on the glass (due to compression). If the GS has this feature and the 04 Coupe hasn't, I would guess that they knew about the sealing problem with pre-2005 cars.

No, the feature is so that the glass doesn't catch on the drip moulding (that is outside the seal). There is a warning in the owners manual that if you disconnect the battery to store the car, to lower the windows a bit first so that if you need to open the door you won't damage the moulding.

And I also tried lowering and raising the windows and no change. It definitely is behind my ear where I hear it, on the driver's side, just like was mentioned.

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Its good to know that others have wind noise. I certainly think its the loudest when its cold and WET outside. That is when I first noticed it, after having the drivers side seal around the mirror replaced at my 6000 mile service.

I called my service guy and he said to bring it in. If the tech hears it they will try to adjust the window, door and or seal.

I will be bringing it in on the 26th. I will keep everyone posted.

Normally I drive with the window cracked and the radio on loud. However, this noise really does bother me.

Thanks for all your posts. CM
 

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Just chiming in, my GS has (and has always had since new) windnoise from the seals with the windows closed at 75+ or so.

Doesn't bother me much, will probably bring it up the next time I happen to go to the service dept.

Definitely a seal issue, my theory is that the worst is around the mirrors. Not too sure what a dealer could do about it though.

In reality this is just not a big deal and certainly not out of line with other sports cars I've owned.

Turn up the stereo, or turn it off and listen to the engine, or put the windows down - because on the bright side this is one of the few cars I've owned that manages cabin wind very well at speed with the windows down.
 

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Ear trumpets for Christmas then?
:shock:

Just to add that I certainly have the same wind noise problem on the GS, but it's slightly improved by opening and closing the windows after starting the engine.

Had similar problem with Porsche 996 - I suppose it's unavoidable with frameless windows.
 

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Check rubber and door window adjust

My '03 coupe had tears in the window rubber at the upper rear corner because the windows were out of adjustment. Fixed under warranty but the rubber pieces were ~$500 each (luckily paid for by warranty).
 
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