Thanks for getting back to me. No pinholes that anyone saw. The techs at the glass shop examined the metal around the windshield when they had the glass out. At the top of the drivers side, they saw a small (maybe 1/4 inch) area inside the channel where the glass sits, which was a slightly different color and seemed slightly dented. Not rusty at all, and there was no hole visible. But they said they'd pay extra attention in that area when they seated the windshield back in. They didn't seem confident that it definitely was the problem, but it was the only thing they could find.
Looking at it today, the things I noticed which seem like maybe water could get in is that the chrome molding on the outside that goes down the side of the windshield on the drivers side is open on the top, so even though the glass is sealed under it, water does go under there. Also, there is a rubber strip that goes along the top of the windshield and has a chrome molding on top of it. There is an area about 3 inches long of that strip where the rubber is not tight to the glass.
I know it's probably not ideal, but is there any sense to putting sealer around the windshield on the outside also? And maybe along the rubber strip that goes on the top of the doorframes that run from the back to the front of the car?
It's hard to figure out, and I'd appreciate any input or ideas you may have.
Monday, November 28th, 2011 AT 12:55 AM