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Just purchased an 02 Escape XLT Sport Edition. Noticed that door seals, in a few areas are sagging (rear passenger is the worst). Are the seals glued on to the seams, or are they the type were the seal just presses on the door seams, and holds its self?

I have fixed others before where all I needed to do was compress the channel that goes over the seam to strengthen the holding capability, are our Escapes the same setup?
 

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i just droped my 06 off at the dealer to get a similar problem sorted under warrenty

the passenger side black window plastic rubber thingy was all warped and outa shape so i figured time to get it fixed under warrenty bugger me paying
 

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I'm talking about the seal that is on the door opening, not any seals or such on the doors them selves. ;)

I did a little test last night, actually took the top portion of the seal down. Squeezed it hard in my hand and it appears to close the "U" channel opening more than what it was when I took it down. Going to remove it this weekend and do the whole seal. :shades:
 

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Yup I saw that too. My sealing issue is with the seal not staying where it's supposed to be as opposed to being a weak seal. :)
 

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Just an update...by the way it was not the fact the seals were not sealing it was the fact the seals were not staying in place whre they were supposed to.

The seals do in fact have some kind of "clip" built in them. If your having this issue, take the seal off in the area your having the problem, using some pliers (I also used some small wood peices so as not to have it looked pinched) clamp down on the lower 1/4 to 1/2 inch of the seal. This will bend the "clip" mouth closed so that it will grab the seam better and stay in place.
 
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