•Both the windshield and rear back glass window in my truck leak, can Phoenix Glass fix it for me?We sure can but we would want to be sure its actually your windshield and rear back glass window that is leaking. Customers call or stop by our Knoxville auto glass service center with what they think is a leaking windshield or back glass problem almost daily. Truth be told if we look at 10 factory or quality installed leaking windshields only about 1 or 2 of them on average actually turn out to be the windshield or back glass leaking. The majority of the leaks we see in vehicles turn out to be a body seam, a sunroof, or as of late an Onstar or satellite radio antenna. Pickup trucks can add other items like trim rings around the rear window and third break lights to the list of possible entry points for the water to invade. An easy and cheap way to diagnosis your windshield, side window or rear back glass window leak your self is to run water on just the window in question being absolutely sure not to allow anything beyond that point to get wet.If nothing else is getting wet and you see water dripping from the window in question chances are you have found the problem, if not keep moving the water forward or backward about 10 inches at a time every 10 minutes or so until you see water leaking inside. Your goal is to find where the water is entering the vehicle. There nothing like spending your hard earned money having your windshield, back glass or quarter repaired or replaced only to find out later down the road that the windshield or other window wasn’t the problem all along.
•My Ford pickup rear back glass window is leaking, Can Phoenix Glass solve the problem?Yes we can! Certain model year mid and full size Ford pickup stationary and sliding back glass windows have a few issues to take into account. There are 5 probable places water can be entering onto the cab. The following link will take you to our page about Ford Pickup Back Glass Leaks.
•My Ford Mustang has a leaking windshield. The water is coming from under the dash and is puddling up in the passenger front floor.We sure can but it may not your windshield thats leaking. Ford Mustangs have a issue with water leaking into the passengers compartment through the Heat/Air conditioning system. There are water drains located in the cowl area well below the windshield that become plugged with debris like tree leaves and such. When that happens the water rises and enters the vehicles passenger compartment through the HVAC air intake duct and literally floods the passengers side of the interior compartment of the vehicle. It’s a simple fix that entails removing the windshield cowling and cleaning the debris from the cowl area, unplugging the drain ports and replacing the cabin air intake filter. Once we make sure thats the actual problem it only takes about an hour to have you back on the road again. If your a DIY person and decide to take on this task your self be extremely careful around the bottom edge of the windshield or you’ll be seeing us sooner then you’d like to.
Aside form the obvious job of cleaning the gook out of the HVAC air intake compartment and drains, the worse part of performing this repair on this particular mustang pictured was fighting off the mosquitoes that were breading and swarming within the compartment so if you decide to try this repair yourself you may want to have a can of insect killer on hand.
•My Dodge pickup has a leaking windshield, what needs be done to fix it?It turned out the original factory installed windshield wasn’t leaking. What we found was a hole in the top of the pinchweld above the windshields urethane seal allowing rain water to entering through the hole and exiting between the two layers of metal. It wasn’t a problem related to a spot weld. We think this may have been caused by some form of electrolysis between the two layers of pinchweld metal.
•My BMW 528i has a leaking windshield, the water is coming out behind the glove is soaking the carpet on the passengers side, can Phoenix Glass repair it?We sure can! BMW’s and many other European vehicles have a tendency to have an interior water leak issue occur if the HVAC cabin air filtration system is allowed to become stopped up with debris. It only takes a minor blockage of the HVAC and lower windshield cowl water drains to bring about a problem and it turned out this was indeed one of the problems with this BMW. There wasn’t any part of both of the air intakes on this vehicle that wasn’t totally blocked from the top of the housings to the bottom of the water drains that run down behind the front tire wheel wells. We also found a second very serious water leak from the sunroof of this vehicle. This car hadn’t been driven for several weeks and when the leaks were discovered the rear seat and much of the vehicles carpet were completely covered in multiple types of mold, some which we have never seen before. Mold and the air fresheners that typically follow can be very serious health hazard especially for children.
•My Chevy Monte Carlo has a leaking windshield that is soaking the carpet on the passengers side, can Phoenix Glass repair it?We sure can but it may not be your windshield that is leaking. Over the years we have seen many Chevy Monte Carlos with this type of leak and it usually turns out to be caused by water entering the cabin through the cabin air intake filter into the HVAC system. There is a rubber weather strip under the lower windshield cowling that’s about 20 inches long that serves as a dam to route the rain water that rolls down the windshield around the HVAC system opening. More times than not we have found it laying on top of the cabin air filter or not far from it. Typically it’s removed and not reinstalled properly after having the cabin intake filter replaced and sometimes it’s disturbed during a windshield installation. In other cases it’s been discarded as an extra part by someone who found it beneath the cowling and didn’t know what it was for.