Wind noise at highway speed?

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Hey folks,

About a year ago I cracked my windshield loading it with some long cargo. I had a windshield repair guy come out and replace it. Ever since then, I get wind noise (most notable at highway speeds).

I should have had the guy come back out and fix it, but I didn't. So, no biggie, either I'll fix it or I'll have it fixed. But I don't know if I need to go to a winshield repair shop, or the dealer, or if this is something I could fix myself.

Anyone know what parts are involved in a windshild (ie sealant, weatherstripping, molding), or where the best place to start is?

Thanks in advance.
 
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Yes, let the pros do it. I just go with SafeLite which is a "come to you" service windshield replacement or repair. The warranty is competitive and the price is reasonable.
 

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I had a leak one time. The guy just took off the exterior trimming and resealed it. I would try the first company and give them a chance to correct the problem... even if it is over a year later. Should be guaranteed for a liftime--IMO.
 
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I have the same problem with mine. It has an aftermarket windshield from a previous owner. One guy said he might be able to fix it, or worst case its only $238 for a new one installed in my driveway.
 
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Most glass places use thinner than OEM glass, especially if you go with the "low bidder". That translates to more noise transmitted into the cabin.
 
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Thanks for all the responses. I'll look into getting the company to come back out and fix it.

Regards.
 
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Christo Slee once posted that the windshield replacement is a bugger on these rigs -- and most discount windshield replacement shops (or "at your premises" truck operators) don't see Land Cruisers very often, and they're not quite the same as a Camrey!

Check to see if they've done LCs before.

LT
 
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90% of Dealerships will out source the work to a local pro.

I had the same problem, went to the dealer and asked who did their work...called the guy up and he came out to the parking lot at my office and re-sealed it for $75.

When the PO had the windshield put in they didn't let it set...and the trim on the passenger side had settled down about 1/8th of an inch.

I bet if you look at yours across the top, you will see that one side has more of a gap than the other.

Anyway, no more wind noise at highway speeds after the re-seal.

Good Luck.
 
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Or, better yet, just park it in front of Wahoo's and never quit stuffing your face. Ah, to live in HB again...
 
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