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Universal Door Seal / Weather Stripping?

I tried searching for a thread on this subject, but didn't find one.

I drive a 1979 300TD and when it rains there is a LOT of water on the passenger side of the car. ((floor)) I'm pretty sure it's from the bad stripping on the passenger/front door; there's a sizable crack in it. And it's running down the pillar with the seatbelt and onto the floor. YIKES.

I know 3M and a few other companies make a universal door seal/weather stripping that is a lot cheaper than an original replacement. Is this okay or will this not work?

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I would check the well under your windshild first. It should drain quit easily. On a dry day pour a bucket of water down your windshield. The two drainholes could be plugged with dirt. On your cracked seal , I would try some black contact cement to seal the crack.
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Post Plugged drain hose

I had 5 of these wagons and it is more possible that the hose is plugged up. You can still get the weather stripping from your dealer.
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water

Which hose?
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The gutter under your windshield has drainholes connected to rubber hoses. you have to clean those.
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