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Fixed the windshield noise once and for all...

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Skinner05tacoma, Nov 7, 2011.

  1. Nov 7, 2011 at 1:13 PM
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    Skinner05tacoma

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    Well guys I'm new hear and this has been discussed before but I thought I would share my findings. I bought my 05 Tacoma double cab long bed 4x4 SR5 about 3 weeks ago and I love it. This is my 5 th Toyota truck I have owned had a 81 single cab 4 cyl 4x4 , 89 single cab 4 cyl 4x4 ,98 4 cyl Tacoma Ext cab 4x4 ,99 Tacoma v6 extended cab 4x4 and now 2005 with 60,000 miles I love this one the most but after about 3 days of driving it I started hearing this loud whistling sound coming from up by the rear view mirror were the windshield seal was. It only happend in a strong wind about 65 - 70 mph. So I did some research and found out it was a common problem with my year model as well as others. 1 guy posted that he put some window screen retainer spline in the gap on the top of the outside windshield and the sound went away. Well I figured if I can fix this problem that easy I'll give it a try. So I went to my local Ace hardware store and found some window screen retainer spline hear is the size and brand name I purchased. Pro repair part no P7941 it's .185 dia x 25 foot and grey in color it was about 6.99 and you only need about 5 ft of this stuff to do the trick. I took it home cut the length I needed and pressed it into the gap of the top windshield weather stripping seal. It fit like a glove and I have drove it now for 2 weeks in lots of 20 mph windy days and no noise at all problem fixed and you can hardly tell the stuff is in their unless you look for it really hard. And my truck is silver so the grey kinda matched any way. Just thought I would pass this on it really does work and for 6.99 for peace and quiet seemed like a fair deal to me. Hope it works for you guys. Take care Skinner
     
  2. Nov 7, 2011 at 1:23 PM
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    johneman

    johneman Life is good!!

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    :worthless:sounds like a good fix but ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
     
  3. Nov 7, 2011 at 1:52 PM
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    Hiatt1991

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    Pics please
     
  4. Nov 7, 2011 at 2:56 PM
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    Guys I will try and post some pics up when I can right now Texas is getting some much needed rain outside. Trust me this works I haven't heard a peep! But I'll post pics still.
     
  5. Nov 7, 2011 at 3:03 PM
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    I'm pretty sure its because the rubber flaps like a reed in the wind, so anything that stops it from 'flapping' or vibrating, will do the trick.
     
  6. Nov 8, 2011 at 7:42 AM
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    Ok guys here are some pics of the retainer spline I used to fix the windshield noise.
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    This is what it looks like from the store!

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    This is the actual window retainer spline grey in color.

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    This is the retainer spline inserted into the gap in the windshield weather strip seal.

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    Finished product no more whistling noise and " Finally" some peace and quiet.... Lol

    Hope this helps you guys with this problem it sure fixed mine good luck.
     
  7. Nov 8, 2011 at 2:33 PM
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    Thank you!!!
     
  8. Nov 8, 2011 at 2:49 PM
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    Nice job on that one. I love thinking out of the box to fix things.
     
  9. Nov 14, 2011 at 3:05 AM
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    Thanks for the pics...good job I have to see if I can locate any in black so it matches the paint...Ken
     
  10. Nov 14, 2011 at 3:10 AM
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    mine sounds like a wasp but it sounds like it is coming from the bottom of the windshield, i thought it was a windshield wiper at first..
     
  11. Nov 15, 2011 at 10:04 PM
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    AllMountainToy

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    Nice job! I had my new 2011 for 1 week and heard it for the first time. I used black electrical tape while in a road trip. Placed it only across the top to cover up the gap in the seal and it fixed it 100%. You couldn't even see there was tape on it. Then I had the tsb done and that took care of it.
     
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