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Can anyone help with rear window seal

Discussion in 'Interior' started by music man, Mar 7, 2009.

  1. music man

    music man New Member

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    I have a 1998 W208 clk230 convertible and the seal on the rear window (effectively the B pillar seal) is torn - this is the seal that runs down the front of the drivers side rear window which the drivers door glass seals against. Not a major problem but I'd like to sort it out.
    I have searched in several forums but can't positively identify the part number.
    Does anyone have a parts list or diagram that can help me find this part please.
    Also is it an easy job to change or am I best just ignoring it?

    Thanks for anyones help and apologies if I've just missed the info on my inept searches!
     
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    nick mercedes Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    I have just made the trek to my nearest MB dealer and can confirm that the number queried in the first reply is the correct part. Thanks for that info. :)

    While I am waiting for the part to arrive does anyone know how to change it? Or will it be obvious when I see the replacement seal?
    Just looking at the car it seems to be an integral part of the frame.

    If anyone can offer any help or encouragement I'd be grateful.

    Thanks
    DC
     
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    Music man, please can you take some pictures?

    I'm interested because the rear passenger side window seal on my car keeps becoming unstuck. When I'm driving I have a tail of rubber wagging in the wind!
     
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    I can take some pictures just as soon as I find out how to replace the seal. Until then I'm not going to risk removing the old one in case it's not an easy job to replace it.
    I have collected the new seal and it appears to slot into the edge trim although I can't tell if the entire trim needs to be removed or if I can just prise the old seal out and feed the new one in.
    I still can't beleive that no one has replaced this on their cars before and is able to offer some help.
    If I manage to do the job then I'll post some pics. I'm reluctant to throw caution to the wind and just start pulling bits off as the old seal still works (although it's split at the bottom) and the new one cost over £40!
     
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    £40 aint bad i remember paying nearly £70 for a landrover door seal.
    You will prob have to pull some plastic trim off to get at the seal.



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    I have sucessfully fitted the new rear window seal. If anyone else is interested here is how it seems to work:
    The old seal can be pulled upwards and out of the trim then the new seal slides carefully from the top. There are tabs fitted outside and inside the window that allow you to seat them completely in the channels. Some washing up liquid helps as these are a very tight fit. When the top of the seal is completely flush with the top of the window these tabs can be cut off with a stanley knife. Job done!
    I'm sure that there is a correct way to do this job but this way does work just fine.
    I have attached a pic to show the job 99% complete.
    [​IMG]
     
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    rubber seal.

    Thanks

    My old one had just been stuck down with double sided tape and glue. When I cleared all this debris off and had a good look at the frame and the new seal I realised that there were channels for the rubber to fit into. I havent't done it yet but I will now after your article.
     
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    ...and the finished seal
    [​IMG]
     
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    Nice work. Seeing these pictures I can see my car has no such seal.

    Always wondered why I got wet when the hand car wash monkey sprayed the windows!
     
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    I have just fitted the part successfully. Thanks. However when I closed the front window it dragged it out of the channel. I think I now have an issue with the seal attached to the bodywork below the new seal.

    Any comments please.
     
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    I have now replaced the seal again. What is this other part called or does anyone have the part number please. I spent ages on the phone to my MB dealer but got nowhere with the girl and gave up short of taking the car over there which I don't want to do unless absolutely necessary. And why is my picture so big?:(
     

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    The pic is so big because it's a big picture. You need to shrink it before uploading (unless it's an option on the upload page?). It's out of focus so I can't really see what part you are trying to identify.
    Have a look at http://www.detali.ru/cat/oem_mb1.asp?TP=1&F=208348&VIN=
    and see if that helps.

    Best of luck
     
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    Obviously your drivers's door glass and the rear quarter glass are not aligned. Its possible that the rear glass is out of alignment but far more likely its the front door or window glass is out. The reason I say this because they are longer/heavier and subject to much more "sideways wear and tear" than the rear. You could spend forever trying to sort this. Far better to take the car to a specialist/ coach-trimmer familiar with these cars who should be able to identify your problem. The solution could be a simple adjustment or two but if the front or rear window runner mechanism is involved might be more expensive.
     
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    new picture

    Sorry-wrong picture:eek:

    There should be a cup-like piece which accommodates the the bottom of the new window seal. This has gone been torn off.

    The rear window does come up too high by about 1/2"

    Thanks
     

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    Hi Graeme

    Thanks for your input. Thought you might like to see my 220CE. I bought it in 2003 for £5000 and sold it in 2005 for £3500 in part exchange for a BMW 325i convertible which I still have. I regretted letting the CE go.

    The picture was taken on the promenade at the annual Bradford to Morecambe run for the Manorlands Hospice in Yorkshire in 2003.

    Any pics of yours?

    OK now back to the thread.
     

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    alexpress - did you have any luck with finding out what this part is called?
    Mine was torn but I glued a piece of rubber inside it so that the new seal just sits inside it and, hopefully, this will prevent the window seal getting dislodged or torn again.
    I did consider changing the torn part but it is part of a seal which extends the length of the rear window channel and looks to be more difficult to change.
    Music Man
     
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    music man, alexpress, have you managed to find what is the part number for the rubber, i have the same problem and the rear window seal keeps getting off the window.
     
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