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Old 01-02-2003, 09:57 PM
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Hi Luis, very nice diagram. I wish all of my clients were as thorough as you in describing problems with their cars! I see nothing wrong with trimming a bit of the seal to ensure a proper fit, as long as the modification doesn't impair the function of the "boot" cover. Quite often, when replacing ornamental weather-stipping/trim, I've had to coerce the new rubber piece into place and let it "set" for awhile to let it attain some memory. This is often the result of the way the part was packaged and stored/shipped. I've seen it happen with valve cover gaskets, window seals, door seals, etc. Try a little careful trimmng before you replace anything. Good luck and let me know how it goes.
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