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So I just bought this 04 silverado and I'm going to work today and I can barely hear the radio there is so much wind noise coming from the front of the windows on both sides. It's an extended cab and I read the door adjust method but I'm not sure it would work for this. Any opinions? Anyone else have this problem? It has ventshades and x-tendable mirrors but I don't think that should matter. Just need some help cause it's really annoying!
 

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Windshield has been replaced and leaking air due to bad seal?
Front bug deflector causing wind noise?
Been in an accident / doors out of adjustment?
 

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i noticed the same problem on my truck. i have those covers on the top part of the window on he outside. im not sure what they are called but i was wondering if it was them ? my dad thought maybe the truck was in a wreck one upon a time and the windsheild is off.
 

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Bug deflector added a bunch of noise to mine. It came with some double stick tape for the front trim but I haven't installed it yet.
 

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My pass. side rear window leaks air at around 55mph on up. Yes annoying, I took it to the dealer finally but wouldnt you know it was about 15 degrees on that day and it wouldnt leak. They have it on paper though, Ill take it back when it warms up. I have heard that there is no adjustment for the wing windows sooooo replacement? The whole cold thing doesnt make sense to me though because usually stuff shrinks when its cold so it should leak worse.
 

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I don't have a bug deflector and I doubt the windshield is new cause there is a chip in it. Also, to my knowledge it hasn't been wrecked. Can the wind problem still be solved? Should I take it somewhere?
 

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I don't know if this will help, but the other night I had a similar situation and It drove me crazy. 2005 2500 HD chevy ext cab. After playing with everything, I finally discovered that the driver's side rear door was closed but not latched all the way. It appeared that the door was closed all the way and sealed shut, but by not latched. You would have not noticed it from the outside, but once I opened the quad door and closed it fully, Problem Solved! Good Luck!
 

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not sure if this is your problem or not, but i had a chevy once, it was a 99 model and had terrible wind noise once i reached highway speeds. After trying door adjustments and seals, finally found out it was that the pins and bushings on the door were wore out letting the door sag and create a gap for air. Only way to fix it was to replace the pins and bushings. Problem with that is that it's over $200 a side for new ones!!!
 

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Pins and bushings do not cost $200/side, at least not for these trucks. $10-ish on eBay, $30 at the stealer. You might try running a bead of RTV silicone underneath the rubber molding around the windshield first. Sometimes it will lift up at highway speeds and let air through. Then try pins/bushings (they really aren't pins -- more like screws).
 

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Does it have 06 Mirrors?
 

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I would remove the vent shades first, you can put them back on with new two sided tape if it is not the problem. Then i would go after the mirrors, are the mirrors all the way in or are they extensions that attach to the stock mirrors. If so then take them off. Whatever the problem is it is on both sides as you stated the wind noise is at both windows. The vent shades and extended mirrors sound like aftermarket items to me and i would remove them first, and like i said they can be put back on.
 

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Mine are loud also and have taken it to the dealer 3 times..still noisy.
 

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I just came from a 6.0 to this and I hope it wasn't a mistake. Everyone says the gm x-cabs are troublesome. Did I screw up?
 

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No problems with mine, i have the window visor's on mine but they are GM's which i installed myself and dont make any wind noise except when the window is down. Could be yours are aftermarket or were not installed correctly. I have seen alot of mirrors make wind noise or even a whistle when driving down the road. These trucks were designed in a wind tunnel so whatever accessories you or someone else add will interfere with the airodynamics.
 

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If it sounds like small rocks or bugs hitting your windshield it is the bug deflector. I took mine off and the noise went away. I put it back on and there it was again. Another thread out there suggest putting silicone under the metal strip around the windshield but I have not done that yet.
 

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interesting thread. My 05 has terrible wind noise but only on the drivers side door. Its also only if its windy out....who knows? I plan on having it fixed.
 

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fishcop;1564508; said:
interesting thread. My 05 has terrible wind noise but only on the drivers side door. Its also only if its windy out....who knows? I plan on having it fixed.
Me too, I can't figure it out. Its driving me crazy, its intermittent though.
 

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I have the same problem on the right side. It is also intermittent. Tried adjusting the door latches. Nothing seems to work. Would like someone to come up with a fix .....anyone.
 

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On my 2006 extended cab the wind noise is so bad I thought the windshield was loose,but if it was that loose it would leak water.I took it back to the dealer "no one else has had that trouble" bring it back later.
 

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A fellow I used to know was an apprentice bodyman. He since moved back to Nova Scotia and I lost track of him so I cant call on his expertise any more. But he told me a trick his shop used to pinpoint sources of wind noise. Use wide painter's tape (or I guess any non-residue type tape) to seal the crack around a door, or to seal the edge of the windshield. Go for a drive and see if it quieted down. If so, then remove a piece of tape and test drive. Repeat. When it starts to get noisy again, you have the approx location of the noise source and you can focus your attention in that area....front, back, bottom, top, whatever. Apparently, on doors, its usually a couple of feet of the weatherstrip needs to be replaced. I never tried it, but it sounds logical.
 
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