Good thread mine is going bad too watching for response
go to a auto window place they will have the seal
I called an auto window shop an they want like 100 per window they told me that the window trim is for looks only an they would have to cut the window out then reseal it with the new trim saying that it is labor intensive. his suggestion was to just finish tearing it out since it is for looks only. that doesnt sound right to me. I understand that the window trim is not holding the window in but having
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Universal Weatherstripping kit Complete jeep weatherstipping kit Sorry its not just the window piece but if yours is anything like mine the doors are going to need it too.
If you cant find it locally let me know. I can get you it pretty cheap...I just went to a local glass repair place. I brought a piece of the trim and they game me what they had that was really close. I just installed mine the other day...works great and makes it look alot better.
OK Q-tec swears that the stuff they have listed is for the windshield. I guess Ive never seen a windshield seal like that one. I found this at Tellico4x4 but it says it is only for 76-86 CJs (24 for each side ). Anyone know if the hardtop side windows are the same for CJs and YJs Thanks.
I finally found a reasonable source for the side window moldings for the hardtop - 11.75 per side at this link . The Mopar part number is 55175170 and is the same for both sides. Go to the link and enter the part number in the middle of the page and select jeep. If you need the clips the Mopar part number is 55134656. Quadratec is the cheapest place for the clips at 3.99 each but they dont carry the
The fastest and easyest way to do this would be for you to buy new gaskets (that surround the window). Cut the old ones out the window will fall right out easy. Then when it comes to putting it back in you simply put the window into the gasket wrap a small cord or string around the gasket and set the bottom of the entire unit into place in the hard top. (This is best if done while mounted on the jeep
Just so everyone knows that molding does nothing but look good. The window is held in with urethane and not the trim. Go look at a new vehicle with a fixed glass you will notice no push in trim. I pulled my trim a when I got the jeep.
That outer trim piece is nothing more than cosmetic. They are glued in with some sort of window sealant. Both of my side windows were loose enough to just pop off with some pressure. If theyre still stuck in there good I dont know how you would remove them without damaging the glass. I purchased a tube of sealant from a glass repair shop set it in some boiling water and glued them in myself. New outer trim and good as new.
Quote Originally Posted by AC_Spiderman I have old seals that look like they were cut too short and there is a gap where they were clipped. Theres another small trim cap that goes on the ends of the seals on the bottom of the window at least on my 89. When one fell off it looked like the trim had about a 1-2 gap on the bottom. You may be missing those.
On a hardtop the EXTERIOR trim can be replaced without removing the glass. There is a small connector at the bottom that joins the two ends of the trim. Dealer part s... 55175170 Moulding-23023073 one for each side 55134656 End Cap-W23043017 one for each side.
Quote Originally Posted by Feetwet On a hardtop the EXTERIOR trim can be replaced without removing the glass. There is a small connector at the bottom that joins the two ends of the trim. Dealer part s... 55175170 Moulding-23023073 one for each side 55134656 End Cap-W23043017 one for each side. Once you take the windows out and remove the glue what do you replace that with We are stripping our hardtop
Okay Ill try my best to answer all your questions...Bear with me.. Work can be done off the jeep as long as the top is sitting Flat not tweaked or torqued. The opening should be reasonably clean. Some old sealant can remain as long as there are no gobs or chunks of old sealant that would prevent the glass from laying up flat in the opening. Clean the area with Acetone or Alcohol clean and DRY is the
The urethane must be good stuff. Last weekend I found a freshly-trashed hardtop in the woods on a logging road 40 miles from nowhere. The only salvageable part on it was one side window. I popped off the outer trim thinking I could easily remove the window...uhhhh not gonna happen. Pried on it tried to cut the seal stood on the back side of the window nothing moved. If it comes out it will be in several thousand pieces.
do yours leak the rubber strip around the window isnt actually a seal its just basicly trim same as around the windshield. The windows are held in place and sealed with I believe urethane sealer you can buy the stuff at napa or any decent windshield shop should be able to hook you up. I cant imagine it costing much to remove and reinstall a side window in a hard top.
I just got done doing this to my hardtop the windows were loose so I finished cutting them out with a razor knife from the inside then used the 3M urethane to glue them back in. but first I ordered the trim from the weather strip store on ebay. It was pretty easy to do. the hardest part was cleaning the glass of all the different goop the PO tried to seal them with. I left some of the old urethane on the hartop but cleaned off the glass completly.
You dont need to use sealer for the rear side windows. Theyll push right in. Youll need to be carefull to clean out the channel the gasket pushes into or it wont fit properly. I even needed to trim from the outside a little of the rubber on the gasket on the inside of the window. That doesnt sound very clear but youll see what I mean.
I started doing that yesterday (trimming the rubber gasket on the inside of the window) but then got nervous that I was removing the sealant that holds the window in place. Its a B&% getting that stuff out.
Door seals were easy to replace as 92YJer said. Pull the old seal off. The pins left from the old seal can be pushed through the hole. No gluesealer was needed. I still have to do the hard top side window seals. When I pushed the new seal in it wanted to pop right back out. I got frustrated after fighting with it after an hour. The seal is shaped like this ) I might have to trim the first chevron off the seal to get it to fit. Waiting for warmer weather.
I just installed new seals around my side windows and the hardest part of it was getting the old rubber out. I also thought a few times that I was removing to much but finally got the new ones pushed in all the way. They look a little bumpy in places but I hope when warm weather comes and the sun hits it a few times that it will smooth out better. If not I may try to pull them our on a warm day and
Had the same problem in my Montana van (which I gladly traded for my jeep a couple years ago). they said I needed a new window sealtrim for a couple hundred . I sprayed silicone lube in the crack all round the seal that the window slides along and no more binding always went up smooth after that (although I had to do it a couple times a year fall spring)
I believe the rope should only be used when the window has a rubber gasket to hold it in place. In the case of the side glass in the hardtop there are no gaskets used so I would believe the adhesive cartridge would be the better choice. I myself removed the rubber trim surrounding the exterior glass and the glass is now held in place only by the adhesive.
Could probably use one of the radius sliding side and maybe trim your top for it to fit httpwww.provent-windows.compages...hellmodels.htm
Nice YJ. Like the pic. Your side glass is glued in using a polysulfide automotive sealant. The trim is decorative only. Most glass shops carry an assortment of rubber trims this type is shaped like a T the leg goes into the glassopening and the top of the T covers the glasshardtop edge. This is also a Dealer Item. The replacement trim will be pre-bent to follow the curves on the four corners of the
Quote Originally Posted by wilywillie Try polishing the glass....Ive had a lot of mud on my windows over the years and Ive never heard of the glass scratching. Plastic windows yes but not glass. Im not saying it didnt happen but WTH Had the same thing happen to the rear drivers side window on my JKU after some trips up some dusty trails (no mud). Never had that happen on another vehicle that had dirty
I notice the same. The rubber window trim is creaky as well - the dealer is going to replace it on Monday for me. I hope this will help a little but the window is really loose if you open it partially and shake it... anyone else
You can get these trim pieces here www.moparpartsamerica.com Just search for your year and look under removable top.
Quote Originally Posted by Feetwet Which part The hardtop side window trim is definately available through the dealer. As stated above I didnt need the windshield trim so I never asked the dealer about that. The hardtop side window trim thats what I need... windshield trim you can get on ebay for like 10 dollars.
Quote Originally Posted by Bruno03 No yellow foam stuck inbetween...the clips sound like they lock but if you push on the window the clips pop right off...so wind will obviously do the same...I am talking about the 2 plastic Clips that they give you with your soft top package...they clip your window bar to your interior jeep trim I never even realized they clipped until today until you mentioned this