Chrysler Full-Size Trucks 1967-1988 Repair Guide

Windshield

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



See Figure 1, 2, 3 and 4

  1. Cover the cowl to protect the paint.
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  3. Remove the wiper arms.
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  5. Remove the windshield retainer strip from the weatherstripping. To remove the strip, pry up one end and carefully pull it out. Later models have a bright cap over the retainer which must be pried out first.
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  7. Have a helper support the windshield from the outside while you push one corner of the glass out of the weatherstripping.
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  9. Once one corner is free, continue pushing carefully around the glass until the entire windshield is free.
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Fig. Fig. 1: These are some of the common tools required in replacing any fixed glass, mouldings, weatherstrips and so on



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Fig. Fig. 2: For safety and to help prevent breakage, always have the help of an experienced friend when removing a windshield

  1. The weatherstripping can then be removed from the frame. Replace any defective weatherstripping.
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Use only mineral spirits as a lubricant when installing the windshield!

  1. Install the weatherstripping in the frame. Make sure it's completely seated.
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  3. With your helper's assistance, slide one corner of the glass into the lower groove in the weatherstripping.
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Fig. Fig. 3: Installation of weatherstripping on the windshield

  1. Move the glass into the groove as far as possible.
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  3. Using a fiberglass spatula, force the lip of the weatherstripping over the glass, working around the entire circumference.
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  5. Starting at one of the lower corners, force the retaining strip into its groove in the weatherstripping. DON'T STRETCH THE STRIP WHEN INSTALLING IT!
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  7. On later models, install the bright cap.
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  9. Using a hose, water test the windshield.
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Fig. Fig. 4: ALWAYS water test glass after installation; you don't want to find a leaks while driving in the rain

  1. Install the wiper arms, then uncover the cowl.
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