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#1 PasoRoblesJimmy

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Posted 09 September 2008 - 03:38 PM

I own a 1999 Chevy Silverado 2500 Extended Cab pickup and experience occasional wind noise when the swingout side windows are closed. The folding arms on the 1999 won't go over center and latch the side windows securely against the seal when the they are closed. The loose folding arms on my 1999 Silverado extended cab pickup hold my side windows in the closed position about as securely as a wet noodle. In stark contrast, the folding arms on my previously owned 1996 GMC C1500 extended cab pickup always went over center with a positive feel and latched the side windows securely against the window seal. Are the plastic folding arms on my 1999 Silverado extended cab side windows defective?
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#2 matthuber1

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Posted 09 September 2008 - 04:17 PM

There is an ebay kit that includes a smaller arm that will pull the window tighter for a better seal. The passenger rear window on my 2005 sierra still made a wind sound... so i just used silicone to seal it shut. I never use the things anyway.

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Posted 09 September 2008 - 04:25 PM

There is an ebay kit that includes a smaller arm that will pull the window tighter for a better seal. The passenger rear window on my 2005 sierra still made a wind sound... so i just used silicone to seal it shut. I never use the things anyway.

I think this is a result of the gasket flattening out and not allowing the latch to keep the window securely shut. A shorter Ebay arm might work, but the real fix would be new weatherstripping.

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Posted 09 September 2008 - 05:19 PM

There is an ebay kit that includes a smaller arm that will pull the window tighter for a better seal. The passenger rear window on my 2005 sierra still made a wind sound... so i just used silicone to seal it shut. I never use the things anyway.

I think this is a result of the gasket flattening out and not allowing the latch to keep the window securely shut. A shorter Ebay arm might work, but the real fix would be new weatherstripping.

Just my 0.02



Nope, afraid not Jim. On my 2000, the side windows leaked air (pass side even leaked water in high pressure washes) from day one. The dealer replaced the entire window and frames on both sides under warranty. This cured the water leaks, and the wind noise on the driver's side, but the passenger side still had wind noise on the freeway all the time. The latch is not long enough and does not pull the window in far enough. I would try the e-bay latches, if that doesn't work, either put up with it or silicone them shut.

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Posted 09 September 2008 - 05:39 PM

Nope, afraid not Jim. On my 2000, the side windows leaked air (pass side even leaked water in high pressure washes) from day one. The dealer replaced the entire window and frames on both sides under warranty. This cured the water leaks, and the wind noise on the driver's side, but the passenger side still had wind noise on the freeway all the time. The latch is not long enough and does not pull the window in far enough. I would try the e-bay latches, if that doesn't work, either put up with it or silicone them shut.

No shit?

I never had anything like that on my excabs. Didn't know that.

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#6 PasoRoblesJimmy

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Posted 16 September 2008 - 03:10 PM

What latch????

The cost-cutters at GM replaced the good hinged/folding/latching arms on the 1996 extended cabs in later models, like the 1999, with cheaply-made and poorly-designed pieces of plastic that won't latch????

Edited by PasoRoblesJimmy, 16 September 2008 - 03:17 PM.

1999 Chevy Silverado 2500 LS extended cab short-bed 4x4 pickup, 6.0L, 4L80E, 3.73, Magnaflow free-flow exhaust
1998 Pontiac Bonneville SE
1996 GMC Sierra C1500 SLT extended cab short-bed 4x2 pickup, Vortec 5.7L, 4L60E, 3.73, dual Magnaflow free-flow catalytic converters
1989 GMC Suburban K1500 SLE, TBI 5.7L, 700R4, 3.73, Gibson Cat-Back free-flow exhaust
1989 GMC K1500 SLX short-bed pickup, TBI 5.7L, 700R4, 3.73, Gibson Cat-Back free-flow exhaust
1983 Chevy S-10 long-bed 4x2 pickup, 2.8L, 4spd manual

#7 Real Estate Jim

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Posted 19 September 2008 - 07:10 PM

There is an ebay kit that includes a smaller arm that will pull the window tighter for a better seal. The passenger rear window on my 2005 sierra still made a wind sound... so i just used silicone to seal it shut. I never use the things anyway.



What are the search words to find the ebay kit? I tried looking for it and couldn't find it.
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