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Old 11-18-2012, 12:31 AM   #11 (permalink)
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3M Window Weld. You can pick it up at just about any parts store. Its what is used to attach and seal the windshield. A tube that fits in a caulk gun runs about $25.

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Old 11-19-2012, 09:22 AM   #12 (permalink)
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The stuff I mentioned in my last post worked to eliminate the kazoo sound I reported in my first post. We'll see how long it lasts for that problem.

I also used it to seal 98% of the gap between the bottom of the back glass frame and the top of the center "Subaru" logo plastic piece. If it doesn't keep the water out of the hatch during the next big rain, I'll clean it out and use the 3M product mentioned above.
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Old 11-19-2012, 12:52 PM   #13 (permalink)
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It really isnt about gluing down the gasket it is more about filling the gap which seats the gasket better. You dont want to glue it to the car.
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I must have misunderstood where the noise was produced. I assumed it was where the inside (windshield side) of the windshield gasket lay down on the windshield. See #1 in attached pic. So I added a bead of that filler crap I mentioned earlier in this post to keep air from slipping up under that trim. The silicone would be easy enough to remove if I need a new windshield. That did not help. Today the kazoo is back.

Should I be filling the huge gap (#2 in pic) under the outside edge of the rubber windshield gasket and the frame of the car using the 3M black stuff mentioned above? As you can see there is enough room between the edge of the windshield and the metal of the car to run a coax cable.

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Should I be filling the huge gap (#2 in pic) under the outside edge of the rubber windshield gasket and the frame of the car using the 3M black stuff mentioned above? As you can see there is enough room between the edge of the windshield and the metal of the car to run a coax cable.

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^ Yes - though before you do that - put painters tape on it and see if you stop the kazoo do the spot you suspect first if the kazoo keeps going - put tape over more of the gasket till it stops that is your spot that needs the back fill ie gap between the glass and the under side of the gasket filled with spooge
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Ah ha, will tape and see what happens. Actually, listen to what happens. Or doesn't happen. You know what I mean!
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Did you get the car from an older relative? I think the car is just trying to tell you to slow down!
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Did you get the car from an older relative? I think the car is just trying to tell you to slow down!
Ha ha. I just finished the timing belt, water pump, and valve cover gaskets. Along with the new tires, suspension work and brakes on all four corners this, is the first time I've actually felt comfortable going that fast. lol

I inherited the car from my sister-in-law when she died. She didn't "take a liken' to me" as they say in West Virgina, where she and the car were from. Every time I have a problem with it - and I've spent the last 9 months fixing all the ones I inherited - I feel like it is her ghost haunting the car. As each problem is fixed I feel like I am doing a small exorcism. She IS telling me to slow down, but only when an 18 wheeler is riding up my back bumper. RIP Sarah.
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I very occasionally get a similar sound. Usually when there is a strong cross wind, when I'm traveling at highway speed. It's the passenger wiper assembly vibrating on the windshield. The wind get under it a little and lifts it up and down making a rather loud buzzing/vibrating sound. I learned to ignore it after I figured out the cause......
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It's the passenger wiper assembly vibrating on the windshield. The wind get under it a little and lifts it up and down making a rather loud buzzing/vibrating sound. I learned to ignore it after I figured out the cause.
It seems like that noise would come from near the bottom of the windshield and this noise is coming from midway up the A pillar and it is far too loud to ignore. Think of someone playing a kazoo through a megaphone right next to your ear.

I called a local windshield place and they said they'd send someone out within 48 hours. They're kind of busy still from hurricane Sandy.
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