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spontaneous rear window break

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 84mudmachine, Apr 1, 2006.

  1. 84mudmachine

    84mudmachine 1/2 ton status

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    My wife has a 2003 Chrylser Town & Country minivan. Tonight she came into the house after being out shopping, after a few minutes she went back out to the garage and found the rear window shatered. This is the second time this has happened, the first time was the day after we bought the van last February, we woke up with a busted rear window. Has this happen to anyone else?
     
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    I've had someone shoot out my drivers side window with a BB gun.
     
  3. sweetk30

    sweetk30 professional hooker Premium Member

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    possible body was tweeked on car hauler and not lining up correctly. i would ask them to pop it on a frame machine and check it and show you for sure its correct or you want a new van.

    heard and seen lots of trucks get bent frames on the car haulers if the guy dont know how to hook them to it correctly.
     
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    My wife's '86 Blazer did the same thing.
     
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    chrisb420 1/2 ton status

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    i have seen this happen to a honda s2000 they reccomend when being hauled it should have wheel straps only and i saw one come in that hooked to the frame and strapped and it bent the car down the middle long ways
     
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    This happened to my inlaws 92 Bronco but was attributed to one of the torsion springs inside the rear tailgate failing while the window was down. The torsion spring snapped and slapped a piece of metal into the window. Scared the poo outta us when it happened.
     
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    You might have the rear window defroster checked out if it's got one. I've seen a couple rear windows break because the defroster didn't kick off. Kinda out in left field though.
     
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    Yep, I've seen the rear defroster do the same thing on a Volvo years ago when I worked for the dealer. Why? I don't know:dunno:
     
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    I thank you all for the info, I will check out these things. I guy also told me to check for a rough stop on the metal frame to see if their is a burr on it that may be vibrating on the glass.
     

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