No. It's not bad. Most likely very crispy after all these years. Remove the door panel for sure though. Most cam be chipped and pried out with the windows down. Putting new in is a slight task, you need to slide it down into the front and back channel of the window frame. Some good silicone spray and a long screwdriver did the trick for me. I replace all my door / window weatherstripping last month, overall I had 4-5 hours into it.