How to Replace a Windshield

Below guide will teach you How to Replace a Windshield . Please follow the instructions carefully.

Things You’ll Need:

  • Rubber Lubricant
  • Weatherstrip Seal
  • Windshield
  • Screwdriver

Estimated Costs:

  • DIY Costs: Est. $294.76 parts only
  • Shop Costs: Est. $664.01 parts and labor

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  • Observe the windshield carefully for any cracks.
  • You have to remove the body trim pieces such as windshield moldings.
  • You need to have a windshield removal tool to take the windshield out of its channel.
  • Once the windshield is removed, take the seal off from its channel and remove the small broken pieces of glass.
  • Make use of thin rope or draw cord to fix it around the weather stripping in the flange groove.
  • To make your installation process easy, you can use the rubber lubrication on the seat.
  • To install the new windshield, you need to take help from assistant. With the help of your assistant, position the glass and weather stripping atop the windshield opening.
  • Ask the assistant to put pressure to the outside of the windshield. It is to remove the thin remove.
  • Ask the assistant to keep apply the pressure and in a mean while you pull the rope out from inside of the vehicle.
  • While pulling out the rope, make this thing certain that the weather stripping takes it place over the flange and seal the windshield.
  • Reinstall the removed body trim pieces.

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