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Which seals did you replace? The rubber "lip" that sticks out over the engine compartment doesn't do anything about the rattling.

At the factory, they used a rubber or plastic seal that had a wire heating element embedded in it. You hooked up a battery to the wire, and the seal got soft and stuck to the glass and the car body.

You can go to your FLAPS (freindly local auto parts store) and get some windshield adhesive, and that works just fine. I did the job a couple of years ago, and got the stuff from GPR. It came as a bead laid out on some wax-backed paper. I think the stuff you get at the FLAPS is in a different form. Maybe a putty that you have to roll out yourself? I forget.

You have to take out the rear window and remove all the old seal. I used a utility knife to cut the old seal. Removing the window required removing a lot of the interior, like the backpad and the roll bar padding. The latter stuff was a pain due to the recessed (and some stripped) screws.

I used a hair dryer on the "channel" around the window opening to keep the seal somewhat warm. Ditto on the window, which I cleaned VERY thoroughly. (Razor, windex, acetone...) It was a little tough to get the two rubber shims in while putting the window in, but it was doable.

I used the seat headrests and some folded up towels to hold the window in place overnight. No problem.

Old 12-14-1998, 10:30 AM
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