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Rear Doors Collect a lot of Dirt and Salt on the Jambs

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#1 OFFLINE   RC Mike

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Posted 30 December 2016 - 04:32 PM

I've noticed this both on our new 2016 and a 2015 that we had as a rental.  The rear doors collect a lot of dirt and salt on the inside of the jambs.  Long term, I'm concerned about rust there.  Does anyone have a solution for this?

 

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#2 OFFLINE   Burrcold

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Posted 30 December 2016 - 04:35 PM

It's terrible. Thankfully this is a lease.

#3 OFFLINE   Nick Halstead

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Posted 30 December 2016 - 08:27 PM

clean regularly is the solution



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Posted 30 December 2016 - 08:49 PM

That's what has to be done to mitigate the problem, but it's not a solution.

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Posted 30 December 2016 - 09:17 PM

I'll weigh in with a guess. As the gen 2's underwent a design change, its possible that in order to make the body more aerodynamic they created a faster slipstream one the upper portion of the vehicle than the lower. This would cause the upper area of the doors to be operating at a lower air pressure and causing a partial vacuum to exist (lower pressure at the top or middle of the door in relation to the pressure at the bottom. (I'm thinking only 1 or 2 psi difference).

This might then cause a circulation of airflow, entering at the door bottom carrying the debris (dirt, dust, salt) along with it. If this theory is correct, you would need to find a way to interrupt the airflow.

I looked on my 09 MKX after we got back running around today (streets covered with snow, slush and salty water) and basically nothing. So my guess is an unintended air flow design change is the (possible) cause.

Edited by enigma-2, 30 December 2016 - 09:20 PM.


#6 OFFLINE   2FAST4U

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Posted 30 December 2016 - 09:25 PM

clean regularly is the solution

 

YES.  :thumbsup:

 

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That's what has to be done to mitigate the problem, but it's not a solution.

 

 

Sorry to say but yes it is THE solution. :shrug: You got a better idea?

 

Claude.


Edited by 2FAST4U, 30 December 2016 - 09:26 PM.


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Posted 30 December 2016 - 09:41 PM

It's a design flaw. Add an additional seal around the bottom of the door or just clean regularly as suggested.

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Posted 30 December 2016 - 10:54 PM

  :shrug: You got a better idea?

 

 

 

No, which is why I'm here asking.  Cleaning it is obvious--I'm looking for a way to prevent the problem.  I'm not much on treating symptoms, more about wanting a cure.  Put another way, I'm happier with modern plumbing than an outhouse.  If some folks prefer the outhouse, that's their choice.

 

The weather striping idea is worth looking into.  I don't believe it's a vacuum issue, as the Edge in Hawaii got quite a bit of wet, heavy mud into that area from some dirt roads.



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Posted 31 December 2016 - 02:48 AM

Because the door meets the wheel well, and creates the wheel well, there is no solution. If there was a body panel behind and below the door we would have this problem but because the door is the lowest and farthest back body panel its gonna happen. Its annoying yes, but if you clean regularly you should be fine. I have to deal with red clay in that area here in hawaii and Ill admit its a pain in the butt and requires special attention but its not a major issue of mine.

#10 OFFLINE   WWWPerfA_ZN0W

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Posted 01 January 2017 - 12:23 AM

Ford might issue a TSB who knows LOL. They did for Taurus door sills before!

TSB 11-11-20 for reference.

Edited by WWWPerfA_ZN0W, 01 January 2017 - 12:28 AM.


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Posted 01 January 2017 - 01:02 AM

My solution was to put M-D Building Products 1033 & 1025 weather stripping wherever it would still allow the doors to close. 90% of the dirt stays out now. Just cut some drain holes to meet the door drains and you'll be safe. Use whatever thick and thin weatherstripping you can get that has a strong adhesive. 

 

Anyone else hate how dirty our rear hatches get? The amount of turbulence the 2nd gen creates is surprising (super visible driving in rain) 


Edited by Beezz, 01 January 2017 - 01:02 AM.

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