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Old 11-15-2006, 09:08 AM   #1
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Unhappy HELP with installation of weathershield rubber cowl!!!

Hi there,
I REALLLY hope someone can help me with my query - I have a '93 YJ Jeep Wrangler which I absolutely love, but I had to order a replacement weathershield rubber cowl which is located BELOW the windscreen & above the hood vent - Know where I mean??? Here is a link below which will take you to a diagram of the part I am talking about (called COWL RUBBER SEALS)

http://www.jeep4x4center.com/yj/76.jpg

(wish I could include a photo) - I now have this rubber cowl, but have no idea how to install it - I know I will have to remove the hardtop etc but does it need to be attached with some kind of silicone & if so where can I purchase it (it was hard enough trying to find the cowl itself!!)
I need to get this job done before full blown winter comes along as my jeep will flood with the water that is leaking through the current rubber cowl into the foot wells - It has already nackered my cd player!!
Can anyone give me some professional advice on how to carry out this operation???
Your assistance would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks
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Old 11-15-2006, 10:42 AM   #2
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It kinda looks like the seal that goes between the windshield frame and the top of the tub. If you fold over the windshield it exposes it and it's held in place by four or five fasteners.

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un bolt the windshield from the roll bars and at the bottom and it will fold down exposing the cowl.... the rest is up to you
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Old 11-15-2006, 04:31 PM   #4
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get the torx bit for the top and the bottom brackets

get an impact driver to loosen the $%#^ torx

the top torx have been fastened w lockite, so you will need to apply some heat... just a little, then use impact driver

soak the bottom $^# torx w pb blaster, kroil oil, to loosen the rust on the bottom torx, wait (i waited until next day), of course if you apply heat on oil, it will catch on fire, this is why i separated the top and bottom torx, then impact driver

If you have a hartop you can rest it on some block (behind the front seats area)

I did not do the heat part.... i am fixing the rust holes... and will fill the cowl gasket w some roofing goop....

Make sure that you cowl drain is not plugged w dirt (the big hose behind the engine valve cover)

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