Hey All.. I have a 06 Wrangler Se that seems to be having a windshield issue. I've replaced 3 windshields in the past month an a half but to sever cracking which i think is due to the defroster. The cracks start off at the base of the windshield and work their way straight up. This has happened each an everytime with the defroster on. They start alil right of center also which has happened every single time. Has anyone else had this issue?? any advise would be appreciated
03-25-2009 11:18 AM
The defroster will do it, but usually only if a chip or crack is existing. The rapid change in temp is what does it. Your wind shield frame may be bent or putting pressure on the glass at the point where the the crack starts.
03-25-2009 11:22 AM
do you have any pictures of this? sometimes seeing it can give use a better idea. has the same place replaced the windshield all three times? does the windshield seem to be crooked at all? that could be putting stress on the glass in that spot and when the heat hits the cold glass it cracks it.
05-17-2012 11:47 PM
i had this happen ...its your guy who installed it while installing it he chipped the edge of the glass ...try someone else next time
05-18-2012 09:21 AM
Take a tape measure and check your windshield frame distance from main rollbar hoop or similar. mine is slightly crooked, was worse but i have it close enough till I install the new frame and windshield. has 2 stone chips and hasn't cracked yet thru michigan winters.
If it seems good then I would think it was an install problem.