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Unread 08-11-2004, 09:49 AM   #1
kdouble99
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some stupid questions

First,

Anyone know where to get a replacement shift knob lever handle for my CJ (automatic steering column shift lever).

Next stupid question, if replacing my leaky cowl rubber underneath the windshield (last owner painted over it, umm nice, makes it nice and hard and useless) think I can just fold the windshield down or have to un bolt those stupid torx? I always seem to strip at least 1 torx when doing anything.

Third,
I'm sure this has been asked before, but what is good to loosen up rusty bolts that have been on there forever?

Thanks!

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Unread 08-11-2004, 11:59 AM   #2
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First,

Anyone know where to get a replacement shift knob lever handle for my CJ (automatic steering column shift lever).

Next stupid question, if replacing my leaky cowl rubber underneath the windshield (last owner painted over it, umm nice, makes it nice and hard and useless) think I can just fold the windshield down or have to un bolt those stupid torx? I always seem to strip at least 1 torx when doing anything.

Third,
I'm sure this has been asked before, but what is good to loosen up rusty bolts that have been on there forever?

Thanks!
Just fold the windshielf frame down and the cowl seal is held on by some sheet metal screws. Just undo them and peel the strip off; no need to undo the torx bolts.
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Unread 08-11-2004, 08:06 PM   #3
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If the windsheild hasn't been folded in a long time, lube the hinges first and wait a while or you will bend the hinges. The cowl seal is held on by philips head screws as said before. It's fairly easy to replace. The best penetrating oil I've found is Aerokroil...great stuff. You can find it at NAPA sometimes. If you can't find that, P B Blaster is decent and more available. WD40 is worthless as a penetrating oil, if you didn't know.
The column shift knob is the same as on a Waggy or older GM products, so it's not hard to find in a junk yard. Before you put it on, squirt some weatherstip adhesive in it and let it set for a day, it'll never come off again.
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Unread 08-12-2004, 09:48 AM   #4
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If the windsheild hasn't been folded in a long time, lube the hinges first and wait a while or you will bend the hinges. The cowl seal is held on by philips head screws as said before. It's fairly easy to replace. The best penetrating oil I've found is Aerokroil...great stuff. You can find it at NAPA sometimes. If you can't find that, P B Blaster is decent and more available. WD40 is worthless as a penetrating oil, if you didn't know.
The column shift knob is the same as on a Waggy or older GM products, so it's not hard to find in a junk yard. Before you put it on, squirt some weatherstip adhesive in it and let it set for a day, it'll never come off again.

Many thanks!
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