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Old 09 Nov 2004, 03:51 am
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Default Got a crack in my windshiled

I cot a rock in my windshield I think? I was 100 or so feet from a SUV. All I heard was a load POP. Question is was it a rock or could it have been stressed. I dent see a rock or any thing. And the SUV was far a way. I would also like to know how much it would cost to get it replaced. ItÂ’s my first new car and I had it sense it was 60 miles now it has 14000 miles.
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Old 09 Nov 2004, 04:14 am
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Mine cost $471 to replace of which I only had to pay a $50 deductible. My windshield on my '03 GT took a rock the size of a golf ball from oncoming traffic on a two lane highway. Never saw it coming until it was too late. I've had rocks hit my cars that were 10 car lenths ahead of me with nobody else around. 100 ft is nothing.
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Old 10 Nov 2004, 12:14 am
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Yup, rock chips are a fact of life, especially if you live in a rural community, like I do. My windshield was chipped a month or so back, called Farmers insurance, they had a repair guy come by that day and fixed the chip in the driveway!! It's barely visible and the best part, Farmers paid the $50 for the repair.
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Old 10 Nov 2004, 03:53 pm
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Big Willy, if it was a stress crack, it would originate at the edge of the windshield, typically within 9" of a corner. Stress cracks are a single crack which may change direction as it grows but will not look like a star burst which is always the result of a foreign object. If the crack doesn't originate at the edge of the windshield, has a star burst or has ANY sign of even a tiny chip (any roughness as you gently rub your finger down the crack), it isn't a stress crack.

I got a stress crack in the windshield of my PT at about 5000 miles. I drove into a driveway and POP, the windshield had a crack development starting from the bottom of the windshield about 4" from the drivers windshield pillar. The crack quickly rose about 6" turned toward the passenger side and cracked about 11" across the windshield. Chrysler replaced the windshield free.

At about 15,000 miles, I heard a POP and a Post Office truck driving ahead of me had thrown a small rock that hit the windshield and created a small star burst. I was able to find a chip repair facility that repaired it for $30. It now looks like a tiny dirty spot where they drilled the hole to pump in the chemicals. All of the star burst disappeared.

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Old 10 Nov 2004, 06:07 pm
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Welcome aboard Big Willy! [^] Only a sailor would take a name like Big Willy, and get away with it!!!! Did you figure it was a stone or a stress crack? I had an incident last year with a Taurus on the 405. A truck ahead of me ran over a 2' piece of angle iron and sent it at my windshield a 70mph+. I swirved and it took my driver side mirror clean off. Another foot to the right and I'd be sitting on someone's sholder teling them to watch out!

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Old 10 Nov 2004, 06:32 pm
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I had my windshield replaced and it didn't cost me a dime its a ppg sunshade windshield looks great, here in michigan "whites automotive" replaced it and waived the deductable.

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