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VF SSVR windscreen rattle/squeaks

Discussion in 'VF Holden Commodore (2013 - 2017)' started by Anthony121, Aug 9, 2017.

  1. Anthony121

    Anthony121 Well-Known Member

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    The top seal does not have any glue against the body. It is only a rubber seal. The windscreen is bonded against the car and window. The noise is coming from the seal as it slightly rubs against the car body. The windscreens do flex a bit. After all it is a rubber compound not a weld.
     
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    I applied silicone spray about 2 weeks ago and the noise completely disappeared. Since then, I have pressure washed the car twice, particularly paying attention to the top of the screen where the noise was coming from. Yesterday the noise started to return slightly.

    I never cancelled the booking with the dealer for this coming Tuesday, so I will drop the car off and flog one of their cars for a few days.
     
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    You should have no perceptible movement from your screen, period. Mine was not bonded over a 150 mm area, as in there was urethane applied but not touching one of the surfaces, I have cut out hundred of front screens and installed alot more, bad fitments was a common issue on a particular Mazda model a while ago, and sometimes, on some cars, it's enough to let big wind noise in, other times water!!!! it's not a big deal to have a professional cut out your glass, it should be replaced after a period anyway. I get mine done on all my other cars under insurance every 12 months, due to the kilometres I do in them, hopefully less often in the Redline. Maybe our situation is different to everyone else's however it was a few phone calls and 2 visits, and fixed, and as the dealership carried out the work, free and warranted
     
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    Just on the note of movement, the whole roof flexes with the glass so it has bonded.
     
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    Does the sound seem like a minor tick/click noise what seems like it's coming from above the rear view mirror or interior light? Does it happen only when on rough bitumen or over minor road bumps?
     
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    Mine was like an old creaky door sound and I could make it happen on demand by just reversing off the rolled edge driveway on an angle so the body twists. Or press on the top of the windscreen firmly from outside.
     
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    Mine sounded like two pieces of plastic slightly rubbing back and forth against each other as you drove along pretty much any type of uneven road, particularly at speeds below 60kmph. It was difficult to pinpoint where the sound was coming from exactly (basically sounded to me like is was coming from the top and sides of the windscreen), however I could only duplicate the sound by pushing firmly at the top of the windscreen from the inside/outside.
     
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    Nailed it!
     
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    Yep, this is right, too. A couple of dealers were greasing my door seals thinking that was the cause. Not the case, obviously.
     
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    Mine definitely sounds like it's coming from the windshield seals. My dealership had the car all day today and although they could not guarantee a fix, it's booked in the have the windshield pulled out and resealed next week.
     
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    I wouldn't be letting them take the window out. There is a Tac case on it for the fix. The dealers should be using that as a guide.
     
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    Thanks, is there something I can reference?
     
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    I think WalshySSVR had some info that could help.

    There is a copy of the invoice attached to that reply earlier in the thread.
     
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    The rubber seal is pictured above. this sits on top of the windscreen and not glued to the car.
     
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    Just got mine back from the dealer and it now sounds worse. Maybe i have to have the screen taken out and resealed as originally suggested?
     
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    Worth a try.
     
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    G'day Guys, I've been stalking this forum for a little while and thought I'd join in. I have a 2017 Redline sedan with about 2600kms on it. I also have the windscreen rattle/squeak, which developed at about 1500kms. The noise is more noticeable in warmer weather so the issue may have been present from new but not noticed due to the cooler weather earlier in its life. I can replicate the noise by pushing the screen in or out at the top centre as others have said. I will get it back to Holden when I get the chance, but am concerned with some people saying they have had the screen cut out and rebounded yet the problem remains (albeit reduced). I would prefer not to have the screen cut out unless there's some confidence it will be fixed.
    For those that had the silicone spray fix - did it solve the problem for long?
    For those who had the screen re-bonded - was there a clear cause identified (ie a section not bonded as I think Redline 2017 had) and did it stop the noise?
     
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    Yeah mate, I recognised the fault and suggested it to Holden, there is no problem regarding, strength etc in regards to cutting your screen out, and it should (providing your windscreen tech has some amount of skill) be placed in a correct position with a correct amount of uerathane. If you are going to get it done I suggest a non drive time of 4 hours after it is replaced,(moving around the workshop is okay) mine hasn't made a single bit of noise once, cold hot wet or dry since it got reglued, best of luck, try not to worry too much, it will be fixed.
     
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    Thanks Mate, I appreciate your input and comments. I'll get it to Holden and report back in a couple of weeks.
     
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    Yes, mine sounded like that when driving on reasonably smooth surfaces. Creaked like an old ship when the car flexed turning up driveways, etc.
     

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