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Rubber Gasket at Bottom of Windshield??

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by "OLYMPIC VIEW", Jul 27, 2011.

  1. Jul 27, 2011 at 9:24 PM
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    "OLYMPIC VIEW"

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    Washed the Tacoma today, when I went to wash the windshield I evidentley pressed to hard on the plastic piece that runs along the bottom of winshield and seperated that from the 1/2" gasket that covers that at the intersection of the bottom of the windshield...my concern is that now it does not fit snug to the bottom of the windshield and it will leak down fire-wall when it rains...any ideas on fix?? I'm under warranty, should I take it to the dealer?? Or maybe windshield replacement establishment...this has to be changed when windshield is replaced, so maybe good option?? I let the plastic and rubber gasket cool in garage and still cannot get it to fit flush to the windshield...the piece I'm talking about is just below where the wipers rest on the glass...any help appreciated!!
     
  2. Jul 27, 2011 at 9:31 PM
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    TnRedNeck721

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    i hate that that happened to you. but glad you posted. now i know not to press to hard. i also washed mine today. thanks to the help of my spare dirt bike stand. lol. i’m 5’6 5’7 and can’t get the top of my DC with out help.
     
  3. Oct 26, 2011 at 10:09 AM
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    [QUOTE="OLYMPIC VIEW";3498885]Washed the Tacoma today, when I went to wash the windshield I evidentley pressed to hard on the plastic piece that runs along the bottom of winshield and seperated that from the 1/2" gasket that covers that at the intersection of the bottom of the windshield...my concern is that now it does not fit snug to the bottom of the windshield and it will leak down fire-wall when it rains...any ideas on fix?? I'm under warranty, should I take it to the dealer?? Or maybe windshield replacement establishment...this has to be changed when windshield is replaced, so maybe good option?? I let the plastic and rubber gasket cool in garage and still cannot get it to fit flush to the windshield...the piece I'm talking about is just below where the wipers rest on the glass...any help appreciated!![/QUOTE]


    I had the same thing happen when I washed my truck, although I didn't press on the windshield at all. Took it back to the dealer on Monday and they ordered a new part. Suppose to come in on Friday. The truck has less than 2,000 miles on it so I assume the warranty will cover the cost of repair.
     
  4. Apr 27, 2012 at 12:28 PM
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    I am not sure if you experienced what I experienced, but what looked like a rubber gasket popped out from behind the A-pillar trim on my Tacoma (see photo). This is on the inside of the vehicle.

    I was at the dealer today and convinced them to take a few minutes and pull the trim to see if this is a quick fix or it would necessitate the windshield being removed.

    As luck would have, it that their glass specialist was on site and apparently the foam / rubber gasket is applies to the lip on the body to act as a dam when the adhesive is applied to mount the windshield. This prevents the adhesive from oozing out when the glass is installed.

    windshield 006.jpg
     
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