Windshield Leak

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Robert D. (Raptor)'s Comment
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It has been raining all day here in NW Oregon. And I got some water under the dash on the passenger side. So cleaned it up and haven't seen any so far. I will look again at 0130, and see if it has returned. I really DO NOT want to stop a terminal and wait 2-4 hours to have it fixed. But it does need to be addressed if it continues.

Any Swifties out there ever have a windshield fixed other than at a terminal??

Well off to bed. Note all, keep the rubber side down.

Raptor

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

PackRat's Comment
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Is it a FL?

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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I assume you have a Freightliner? If so it is a common problem especially with the 2 piece windshields, they leak in the middle where the 2 windshields meet.

Rainy D.'s Comment
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Mine usually leaked from the marker lights. they had to be replaced a couple times a year.

Robert D. (Raptor)'s Comment
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Yep it is a FL. And nope it is leaking from the bottom of it on the passenger side, just above the dashboard, down the backside to the floor. But now that I wiped the floor all up, it isn't leaking anymore. But time will tell.

Splitter's Comment
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Check the rubber seal around that area & make sure that rubber insert is flush in its groove. I'm talking about the long rubber string cheese looking thing that goes in the middle of the rubber track the glass sits in.

I learned about all that yesterday when I got dinged by a rock that came off a truck in the lane next to me. That was the 3rd time in 2 months. Luckily all I had to do was turn around & return to our SLC terminal that isn't too busy & waited a couple of hours for them to work me in.

This Freightshaker hasn't given me any leaks to speak of but yeah, I've seen brand new ones leak.

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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If it keeps doing it which unfortunately it probably will, get it fixed my dad says they have had a few trucks catch fire from water getting into the dash and shorting something out.

Robert D. (Raptor)'s Comment
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Well, as of 0630, still no leak from the windshield. Either it was a fluke, or it magically fixed itself. But I did put a paper towel down at the bottom of the windshield and there is some moisture ut not leaking. But also not raining either. I'll keep an eye on it to make sure it isn't leaking. Very weird I deed.

PackRat's Comment
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Every FL I ever drove had a windshield leak. Poor craftsmanship and fit from the factory.

Susan D. 's Comment
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Every freightliner I've had leaks like a sieve.

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