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that means the car doesn't want to be pushed like that.
i noticed that when i pushed my mom's wagon to 85mph.
just do what i do - don't speed excessively on the highway.
problem solved.
 

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It has to do with aerodynamics. There is a great deal of turbulence along the A pillar, and as a result, you get a very unstable pressure system there at high speeds where you get eddys that resonate at the same frequency as the spring-ish system of the door against it's gasket. It's kinda weird. You could actually probably get it to go away if you went FASTER :)


Even though the true problem is with the poor design of the car, you can help avoid the rattling by putting in a thicker gasket to increase the level of "stay-there" on the door (the balancing of the force of the latch holding it in and the gasket pushing it out.
 

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O.K.

Just to clear up, I know he means 140km/hr. (~87mi/hr)

Could be your door hinges need replacing, or there's something loose in the door (duh :roll: ). Shouldn't have any noise, especially at speeds as low as 140. My scort is just as quiet at 110mph as 85mph :wink:

You could get some good condition hinges from the wreckers, or you could get new ones. Cost will determine that.They're easy to replace if you support the door and replace them one at a time. They're non adjustable, so you'll need to replace them.

Matt 8)
 

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yeah... I've never experienced this problem with an escort, but I HAVE with my festiva.

The door itself moves inwards and outwards up at the top of the door by the A pillar. The window also freaks out a little. New hinges wouldn't help... the problem is due to FLEX at the top of the door.

It's just the inherent nature that our cars are pieces of crap. I know this is out of line, but if you drive a BMW or something, you never have any stupid little issues like this. We have to face the fact that fords are not feats of engineering.

If I were you, I'd check to make sure that the hinges are securely bolted to the door, and more importantly, check to make sure that the door LINES UP with the frame. If your door is sitting at a downward angle (you can tell this if you jack only the rear end of the car up and try to shut the doors, finding that it hits low), then you have to adjust the hinges so it hits the latch correctly. I think that it may have slipped slightly over the years and is allowing air to slip past the gasket.
 
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