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Plastic guards on door drainage slots

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Does anyone know why Lincoln put small plastic guards/shields over the drainage slots on the bottom of the doors?

 

While cleaning mine and drying with a towel, a few of them popped off, so I remove all of them for now.

 

I'm not sure if these are just for "extra shipping protection" to prevent bugs and debris from getting inside the door or if they should be kept in place.

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I have actually seen them stick closed thus trapping water inside the door. I was driving with a friend and heard all this water sloshing around the rear passenger side door. When we stopped I opened the door and popped it out, it was amazing how much water was inside the door.

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I think it is a standard Ford thing, I had the same problems with my Taurus SHO.

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On 9/10/2019 at 2:48 AM, R2D2 said:

I have actually seen them stick closed thus trapping water inside the door. I was driving with a friend and heard all this water sloshing around the rear passenger side door. When we stopped I opened the door and popped it out, it was amazing how much water was inside the door.

 

 

Just curious, but, how would water get inside the door unless one leaves the window open all of the time.

Edited by Chris109

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The outside seal against the bottom of the window is apparently not completely water tight.

 

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3 hours ago, Blackhawk said:

The outside seal against the bottom of the window is apparently not completely water tight.

 

This.  When it rains or you wash your car, some water will run down past the rubber seal.  If you remove the door panel, you will see a plastic moisture barrier that keeps water from soaking through and entering the inside.  Example: maxresdefault.jpg

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7 hours ago, Chris109 said:

 

 

Just curious, but, how would water get inside the door unless one leaves the window open all of the time.

 

5 hours ago, Blackhawk said:

The outside seal against the bottom of the window is apparently not completely water tight.

 

 

Hi Chris and Blackhawk.  As drolds mentioned in his post and in the link he supplied explains, no weatherstrip/seal is watertight and all cars get water down into the door. That is why all cars have drains in the door bottoms.  And although many owners do not do it, they need to be periodically checked.

 

Good luck.

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