Telltale Signs of a Damaged Chevrolet Truck Window Seal
Apart from making sure that each of your truck's windows roll up and down properly, your Chevrolet Truck window seal also keeps rain and wind noise at bay. However, heat, dirt, and general wear and tear can make your window seal defective over time. Here are some of the signs that your Chevrolet truck window seal needs to be repaired or replaced:
Moisture inside your truck, a moldy cabin smell, and puddles on your vehicle flooring are telltale signs of a window seal leak, so it would be advisable to check on your window seal if you notice any of these symptoms. A leaky window is commonly caused by a badly fitted window seal. Inspect your window seal for any gaps and see if a portion of the window seal is hanging from its track. Check if the window seal adhesive is still keeping the window seal in place and furnish your window seal with some fresh adhesive if needed.
Cracked or brittle window seal
Exposure to all kinds of weather conditions and temperature changes can make the rubber window seal brittle. A worn-out window seal will have a much harder time trying to keep wind and water out of your truck, so it's best to replace a brittle window seal with a new one. A visual examination can easily tell you if your window seal is due for a replacement. If your window seal is hard to the touch, not as pliable as before, cracked and torn in some areas, and very faded, you are better off installing a new window seal on your vehicle.
Improperly lubricated window seal
If your window seems to stick to your window seal or if you hear a sort of squeaky sound whenever you roll your windows up or down, your window seals have probably dried up. Try greasing up your window seal to restore the smooth operation of your truck's windows. Make sure to use the proper type of lubricant to get the best results. Don't forget to clean the window seal first and verify that no dirt, small rocks, or any type of debris are wedged between the window tracks.