Mazda Trucks 1972-1986 Repair Guide

Rear Window Glass

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



  1. Carefully snap the molding from the weatherstripping.
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  3. Using a wood spatula, break the adhesive bond between the weatherstripping and the body flange.
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  5. Push out the inner lip of the weatherstripping, from inside the truck, while pushing out on the glass.
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  7. With the aid of an assistant, remove the glass and weatherstripping.
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  9. Before installing the glass, make sure that you clean all of the old adhesive from all parts.
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  11. Place a coat of primer in the molding. Install the weatherstripping around the glass.
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  13. Liberally wet the groove in the weatherstripping with liquid soap.
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  15. Place a string, about 4mm (0.157 in.) in diameter, in the groove all the way around the weatherstripping. Allow a good length to hang free.
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  17. Place the glass into position in the frame, with the free end of the string hanging inside the truck. Pull the string while pushing inward on the glass, to properly position the inner lip of the weatherstripping.
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  19. Go around the inner and outer sides of the weatherstripping with a thin tool to make sure that the weatherstripping is flat against the frame.
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  21. Using a thin coat of rubber sealer, seal the outer edge of the weatherstripping against the frame.
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  23. Snap the molding into place.
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