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Wind noise at highway speed?

Discussion in '100-Series Cruisers' started by Perx, Jul 20, 2005.

  1. Perx

    Perx

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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.
     
  2. macneill

    macneill Rollin’ on 33s

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    I'd let the pros do it.

    It's usually covered by insurance.
     
  3. sejinro

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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.
     
  4. hoser

    hoser SILVER Star

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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.
     
  7. Perx

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    Thanks for all the responses. I'll look into getting the company to come back out and fix it.

    Regards.
     
  8. ELLTEE

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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
     
  9. xumFJ40

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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.
     
  10. mscott

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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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