Sliding door autosleeper symbol leak

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  1. carolyn

    carolyn Funster

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    The Vendee microclimate has gone to be replaced by rain. We had a leak, the rear edge of the sliding door. It appears to be shut from the outside but if you look up when inside the van there is a narrow chink of light between seal and door at rear end, about 6cm long . Obviously we will get our trusty garage man on the case on our return but any easy adjustments tips to try meanwhile would be appreciated, I have a spanner ,duct tape and a couple of screw drivers .on the up side the bad weather has made us get out on our bikes and the lovely cycle paths and helped get my confidence back, still dont understand the gears though! Ta muchly:Smile::Smile:
     
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    Johns_Cross_Motorhomes Trader - Motorhome & Accessory Sales

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    There is a mod to stop the leak, rubber strip, don't fiddle with the door, providing this is a late version of Fiat/Peugot PVC


    Peter
     
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    Not knowing the age of your Symbol but if on the old shape Boxer, then the rear striker is adjustable by loosening the centre pin with a ring spanner. There is not a lot of room to move the spanner but it is possible by a tiny turn each time. The striker will only need a slight movement to close the door tighter.
     
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    Thanks, its from 2003, I don't think I will touch anything but will find out what a mod is from Peter, thanks. :Smile:
     
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    a simple temporary fix without adjusting the door is to pop into a diy store and buy some stick on rubber draught proofing tape. just cut off a length and stick it to the door where the seal is supposed to touch. the adhesive on it needs to have a dry and clean surface to ensure it stays put and wont leak.

    when you get home any garage or particularly a bodyshop will adjust the door for you
     
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