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Unread 01-26-2015, 04:00 PM   #1
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88 YJ lower windshield brackets

Lowered my windshield yesterday to install new wiper motor. I took off the bottom windshield brackets inside the jeep. Three torx screws each. Two on the top of the bracket and one at the bottom of the bracket. Problem is I cant get the bottom screws to go back in. Its like there are no threads in there for them to connect to. I cant see any way to get behind the panel without taking the whole dash out. Anyone run in to this before? Top two went back in fine. Thanks

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the lower part of the hinge, the portion bolted to the tub, has nuts on the inside. You're lucky to have gotten them out without a fight but chances are they slipped out of place. They are just normal nuts but there is usually a huge blob of seam sealer covering them.
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the lower part of the hinge, the portion bolted to the tub, has nuts on the inside. You're lucky to have gotten them out without a fight but chances are they slipped out of place. They are just normal nuts but there is usually a huge blob of seam sealer covering them.
We are talking about the brackets on the inside of the Jeep not the actual hinges on the outside, right?
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I talking about the hinge but just realized you said brackets.

These? I never examined them but maybe there is a similar design and I bet there is a threaded plate floating inside the windshield frame.
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