Windscreen cracked in exactly the same place


#1

I have a 99 cougar that has developed a 6 inch crack in the windscreen from the lower passenger corner towards the center. The annoying thing is that I had replaced a previous winsdscreen and the new crack is in exactly the same place. Coincidence? Or is there some sort of stress point that will cause the same crack if I get a third windscreen?


#2

Q1. Not Likely. Q2. Likely.

CSA


#3

Very possible. Has your car been in a serious accident? I think I would have it checked out by a good frame shop and make sure everything is straight. If not, that could be the problem Then again you could have just been unlucky twice.


#4

Have you looked very closely to see if there’s a rock chip that started the crack? I’ve noticed that on some of my cars, they tend to accumulate small rock chips in the same areas which I presume has something to do with aerodynamics. This combined with maybe a somewhat bend body and/or a cheapo windshield could be the problem.


#5

Car has not been involved in any accident minor or major and I see no real sign of rock chip damage. interesting idea about aerodynamics directling stone chips to the same location on the windscreen


#6

One more thought…

Have you looked underneath at the condition of the chassis? This car has a “unibody” design, which means the body IS the chassis, and of it’s badly rotted, under the rocker panels for examplle, it could be flexing. The windshield is a part of the structure also, and it may be getting overstressed.

No offense meant, but I have no way of knowing the car’s condition from here.