door gasket wear

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Re: door gasket wear

Postby joatmon » Wed Aug 02, 2017 9:09 am

Curt wrote:I've noticed the same thing has happened to my door gasket. It's caused by the seat belt shoulder harness not retracting all the way back and at times getting stuck in the door cutting (sawing) on the gasket. Seems the gasket (or weatherstripping) is no longer available anywhere that I've looked unless someone knows of a source I haven't found yet.

Curt, you joined a while ago, but since it says this is your first post, Welcome to genvibe.

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The molding is part number 88970318, a google search shows a couple of GM parts resellers that still offer it, $85=$100 or so. Not sure its worth it.

At some point, perhaps 4 years ago, I replaced mine again, this time myself using one I got off a wreck at a junkyard for token money

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Re: door gasket wear

Postby ihaveavibe » Wed Aug 23, 2017 9:29 am


I have a door gasket/moulding/seal issue with the left rear door opening on an '03 Vibe. This rubber has really separated from the body (not the one on the door itself). I think the part number is 88970320. I cannot find it in stock anywhere, except a shady site that seems to have everything in stock. Anyone have ideas where to get this?

Otherwise does anyone know if this rubber is the same shape as for the Matrix?
Is this an issue in terms of water seepage? I've had plenty of rain but there seems to be no water penetration.
A guy at Midas suggested gluing it ... but my web search indicates this is from shrinkage and gluing won't work long term. Anyone else had this issue and solved it with glue?


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Re: door gasket wear

Postby Curt » Fri Sep 29, 2017 6:33 pm

Thank you joatmon for the information on the molding. I'll see if I can locate one using those part numbers. I really like my for and I read this forum group almost every week to find out how to keep my Vibe in good condition. It's a pretty easy car to work on and coming here first is always a good thing to do prior to working on my car. I bet I've saved a $1000.00 a year by doing most of the work myself using what I read here.Thank you again.

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