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Anyones windshield crack all along the bottom?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by wawireguy, Dec 23, 2008.

  1. Dec 23, 2008 at 9:10 AM
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    wawireguy

    wawireguy [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Just curious. I had a very small rock chip and it's been getting really cold out. The whole windshield cracked along the bottom. I just can't see where that little chip could cause the whole thing to fracture. I've had chips in all my windshields. Anyone else have their windshield crack along the bottom?
     
  2. Dec 23, 2008 at 9:11 AM
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    Dark Knight

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    I have 2 small cracks both from rock chips about a half inch long. Hope they dont spread
     
  3. Dec 23, 2008 at 9:13 AM
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    lsocoee

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    all those chips are different. You need to get them repaired as quickly as possible. If it is less than a 6" crack, most places say they can stop it from spreading.

    The chip spreads by having water expand and contract inside the chip. You start out with a little liquid water in there, but when that freezes, it expands and starts the crack spreading.
     
  4. Dec 23, 2008 at 9:13 AM
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    98tacoma27

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    The chip causes micro fissures in the tempered glass which in turn comprimises the structural integrity of the safety glass. That is very common with chipped windsheilds and weather changes. Your defroster is what probably caused the crack to migrate.
     
  5. Dec 23, 2008 at 9:17 AM
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    trtripoli

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    My windshield had a small rock hit it this summer and it spread to at least 8 inches before I notcied it the next day. now it's cracked along the half the windshield. Most of the growing is from the defroster during cold mornings.
     
  6. Dec 23, 2008 at 9:18 AM
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    wawireguy

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    Thats probably what happened. I've just never seen it on any other glass before.
     
  7. Dec 23, 2008 at 9:19 AM
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    so far its all good, my insurance deductible for a new windshield is only 50 bucks but I think i will wait until it gets bad. my luck i would put in a new one then instantly get hit again.
     
  8. Dec 23, 2008 at 9:20 AM
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    There was some issue with our windshields spontaneously cracking and I think they were covered under warranty if there was no chip in the windshield. I think this was only in the 2005 Tacomas though.
     
  9. Dec 23, 2008 at 9:21 AM
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    whether I make 2 claims for windshields or 2 claims for wrecks, I think that my insurance will go up. That's why I normally give the glass guy $20 and leave it at that.
     
  10. Dec 23, 2008 at 9:24 AM
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    also true, dont need the insurance going up
     
  11. Dec 23, 2008 at 9:28 AM
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    broken windshield will be a comp claim, which will not increase your rates. Only collision claims count against you. (in cali anyway)
     
  12. Dec 23, 2008 at 9:36 AM
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    had a stone chip mine, a month a go, first frost and thaw made it spider all the way up, 100 dollar deductable got her chainged , never had issue with allstate raising my rates past or present
     
  13. Dec 23, 2008 at 9:47 AM
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    I got a bullseye type dimple in mine had it filled with epoxy to prevent cracking WINDSHIELDS NOW ARE SOFT NOT LIKE INTHE OLD DAYS WHEN THEY WERE HARDER
     
  14. Dec 23, 2008 at 10:23 AM
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    I had a chip "fixed" professionally in Aug 2007, it was a center hit.
    Two days ago, I heard a loud "snap" and the fixed chip cracked all the way across. It looks like a sockmonkey mountain range! :D Anywho, pulld the paperwork from the "fix" & only warrantied for 90 days. :(

    It sometimes fun to watch it meet the other "chips", I have had that happen on more than one occasion, on my tundra. Really don't want to fix it till after winter since all the rock salt & sand pegs the windshield. Its low enough so its not in my field of vision and the trucks inspection is up to date till Dec 09.

    The biggest culprit is water/dirt and the temp changes expanding and contracting in the chip. I'm somewhat irritated about the chip fix but will talk to Windshield place after the holidays. Too damn busy now!
     
  15. Dec 23, 2008 at 10:45 AM
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    how much has the actual cost been (if you pay for whole thing) for place to fix windshield?
     
  16. Dec 23, 2008 at 12:33 PM
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    I think this might have cracked it to. To much defrost heat and the top still cold. Probably created some presure.
     
  17. Dec 23, 2008 at 12:35 PM
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    I have like 5 chips and one crack :( waiting till construction is over to get it replaced
     
  18. Dec 23, 2008 at 4:08 PM
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    I got one within a few months of new right above the black section at the bottom passenger side. Had it professionally fixed for $40, I did not want to change out the windshield so early on. That was like 8 months ago and it has not grown any,"yet". Fingers crossed.........:)
     
  19. Dec 23, 2008 at 5:49 PM
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    I had a crack appear on a car I used to have. It was travelling horizontally across the top of the windshield. I was able to apply some pressure with my fingers to move it toward the top edge so it wouldn't spread further.
     
  20. Dec 25, 2008 at 7:33 PM
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    in Florida, your allowed one windshild a year for free. Ive already used mine till the new year :)
     
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