Most vehicles I have ever owned have has an upper windshield rubber seal. I just noticed while washing my 03 Dak that it does not. I check the LMC Catalog and they do sell a replacement. its about $20 . I've been watching the other Daks around here for a week. I noticed that there are others with out it as well. I have not noticed any leaks even with shooting water ontop to cause a leak. So the question is. is it not needed? does it come from the factory with or without the seal? Im thinking it might be a good idea to install one even if its not needed in order to prevent water from sitting in the gap and eventually causing rust.... Your thoughts? Do you have one on yours?
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mine has one, thats where the rust started. now the rust put pressure on the seal and cracked the windshield. at least that is what the glass company told me.
when going in the ditch, some say "oh crap" and some say"hold my beer and watch this" 239000 miles and running; complete interior color change(went to black&blue suede); 10in overhead dvd; multimedia headunit; ; remote start/push to start ignition.
Yeah I have one, and like McNasy said mine's starting to rust just above there too. I'd say maybe your windshield was replaced at some point and whoever did it either forgot to put a new seal in or just decided not to.
2002 Dakota 3.9
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hmmm interesting... brings me back to my original comment... Ive seen several around with out them as well... I wonder if its just an 03 thing.... still hoping others might chime in... Either way I have ordered the part. but now im worried that if I put it in that it might cause more of a problem. If the original design is to not have one then adding one might cause water to sit in the channel...