GM S-Series Pick-ups and SUV's 1994-1999 Repair Guide

Endgate/Liftgate Glass

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



1994-96 Models
  1. Open the endgate and mark the position of the glass hinges.
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  3. If equipped, remove the rear wiper motor.
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  5. On Bravada models equipped with an air deflector, hold the deflector, unfasten its retaining screws, unplug the electrical connection from the deflector and remove the deflector.
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  7. Disconnect the rear brake light electrical connection
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  9. Unplug the rear defogger electrical connection, if equipped.
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  11. Carefully pry the clip from the window gas support at the glass side, then pull support end from the ball socket.
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  13. Support the rear window glass and disconnect the ball sockets from the body side.
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  15. Unfasten the hinge bolts and remove the glass.
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To install:
  1. Place the glass into position and align the hinges with the marks made prior to removal.
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  3. Install the glass hinge retaining bolts and tighten them to 54 inch lbs. (6 Nm).
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  5. Position the window gas support on the ball sockets and push them onto the ball.
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  7. Attach the window defogger wire and the brake light electrical connection, if removed.
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  9. If removed, install the rear wiper motor.
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  11. On Bravada models equipped with an air deflector, attach the deflector electrical connection, place the assembly in position and install its retaining screws. Tighten the screws to 62 inch lbs. (7 Nm).
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1997-99 Models
  1. Open the liftgate and mark the position of the glass hinges.
  2.  
  3. Unplug the rear defogger electrical connection, if equipped.
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  5. Open and support the liftgate.
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  7. Release the liftgate strut retaining clip from the lower end of the liftgate and disconnect the strut from the liftgate. Repeat the procedure at the upper end of the liftgate.
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  9. Remove the hinge pin retainers and discard them.
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  11. Remove the hinge pins, then remove the glass.
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To install:
  1. Place the glass into position and install the hinge pins.
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  3. Install new hinge pin retainers.
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  5. Attach the upper end on the liftgate strut to the ball stud on the liftgate and by pushing on the end of the strut. Attach the lower end of the strut in the same manner.
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  7. Attach the window defogger wire electrical connection, if removed.
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