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post #1 of 5 Old 12-04-2005, 06:56 PM Thread Starter
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replacing rear liftgate glass help

need to replace tha glass in my liftgate. any one know of any tricks on how to do this??? thanks

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post #2 of 5 Old 12-04-2005, 08:23 PM
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Not trying to be cocky but if you search {google maybe} they have some tips on installing glass on alot of vehicles.Ive heard some dishwashing liquid and some string will go a long way.Ive never done it as a freind is an auto glass installer so I call him when need be.Also it may be cheaper to have someone install it rather than break the glass.I try to do everything myself but sometimes you need some help.If my friend didnt install glass I would probably have done it myself but I guess I am lucky when it comes to glass.The worst/best part for me is he will not take any money from me even though I have tried numerous times.Search for Glass and Rope it may help.Good luck
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post #3 of 5 Old 12-04-2005, 08:43 PM
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The rear glass is about 10 times harder to remove than the side glass. It comes out toward the outside and I used LOTS of wooden clothes pin halfs to act as wedges and apply EVEN pressure across the top to start the process. BE real carefull to apply even pressure, and NOT flex the glass or it will break. I believe the seal comes off with the glass like the others, but not 100%....trying to remember.

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post #4 of 5 Old 12-04-2005, 09:28 PM
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A strong cord or coated wire will work, stick it in one end and with one end on the outside and one end on the inside (possible 2 person job) slowly work (pull) your way along the seal. This will slowly pull the seal off of the lip, continue all the way around and windshield will pop out. Go easy with the wedging method (might be necessary on stubborn windows) but it won't take much to crack it.
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post #5 of 5 Old 12-04-2005, 09:34 PM Thread Starter
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i have the old glass out and the frame is on my kitchen table just need to figure out how to get the new glass in..
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