2008 corolla. windshield laminate looks as if looking thru vaseline. on very cold days 6 inch diameter section has unusual frost pattern. it seems to be moisture in laminate (i.e. not on either surface).
looking at slight angle shows irregularity in laminate layer.
should I take it back to dealer. apparently been like this since purchase 15 mos ago.
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The stock wheel and tire is ;
wheel - 17 x 6.5 inches
TIRE - 225 60 17 702 mm diameter
If you wanted a 235 60 17 that would be ok but the tire diameter is larger by a small margin.
If you are reducing wheel size with 16 inch wheels in order to fit the 16 inch tires mentioned in your question you better make sure that the smaller diameter wheel will clear the brakes front and rear.
For a 235 tire the wheel width will need to be 6.5 inches minimum.
So if you go with ...............
wheel- 16 x 6.5 or 16 x 7 inch
TIRE - 235 60 16(as in your question)- 688 mm diameter
Provided the 16 inch wheel clears the brakes that would be OK but that tire is slightly smaller in diameter than stock but within an acceptable margin.
Make sure whatever tire you select that the tire load rating is not less than the stock tire and not less than the tire load rating stipulated by General Motors for that vehicle..
windshield's are made of laminated glass so they shatter into tiny pieces when in an accident so do not cut as bad , the rearview mirror has pulled the first layer of laminate away , the windshield will be weakened by this and could shatter at any time , particulary over rough/bumpy ground, it cannot be repaired so you will need to replace the shield , as for who designed the mirror he wasn't very clever !
I will sugest for you to put clear attention to the clear glue silicon at the low side of the wind shield righ side.maybe the wind shield was change at some point and a small area was not covered by the glue.or the glue got dryout true the years.on the just small area.
They are glued in with Urethane adhesive sealant and must be cut out. There are special tools for cutting it. You can use an "L" shaped knife with a cable to pull it or something like a piano wire to saw through it. You will need some help from a good friend. Be sure to treat all the metal and glass that will be exposed to the urethane window weld with a special primer that is made for that purpose.
Under the bottom of the outside windshield you will see a grate with slots that let you look down inside. One of the arms connected to the wiper motor must have come loose. Might be as simple as a clip keeping the arm on slipped off and then the arm too. There should be screws to remove the grating in view either if you lift the hood and look on the firewall or even on top on the corners of the grating. You can take that off and get into the wiper motor area. Let me know if this helped and ppppplease leave me a good thumbs up for the effort. I need to keep my score up. Thanks, The Raz Shack
it will still blow air on your windshield but the reason the ac comes on is to blow dry air on your wind shield, potentially a cold windshield and damp air could make problems worse. but ive been in the situation before it still works with no noticable difference most of the time