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Old 11-21-2019, 11:42 AM
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Cowl seal question

The cowl seal on my 91 was replaced by the PO. It isnt a great fit IMO and basically the upper part that extends up from the body/frame joint is a catch all for rain and dirt that runs off the glass. I can see where this will be a sure to rust spot if not corrected. I see some sealers mentioned that might have been or could be used, but Im curious if the part out front that hides the joint was cut off and the actual seal between the body and frame was whats left, would driving in the rain or snow guarantee that water would get blown even when it looks pretty tight in there? Thanks ya'll

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Your best option is a Mopar seal, I had that same issue with the Omix brand.


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The OE cowl seals are getting tough to find.

The updater part number is 55175778.
Jeep parts overstock claims to have MOPAR cowl seals. 1-800-428-0517

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Your best option is a Mopar seal, I had that same issue with the Omix brand.


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Agreed. I have tried a bunch of different manufacturers, and nothing but the OEM ones make me happy. You definitely get what you pay for.

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The OE cowl seals are getting tough to find.

The updater part number is 55175778.
Jeep parts overstock claims to have MOPAR cowl seals. 1-800-428-0517

Good Luck, L.M.
As Mac mentions, they are available, and according to my Chrysler OEM parts guy, are actually still being manufactured in limited quantities. I keep one in stock, and replace it when it gets used. The one I purchased in August shows a June packaging date.
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Thank you guys..gonna order one today!! Should I assume the upper part does need to be glued to the windshield frame?
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Thank you guys..gonna order one today!! Should I assume the upper part does need to be glued to the windshield frame?
No glue necessary for the top or underside of the seal. The seal screws to the cowl panel. If you feel compelled to use any sort of sealer, I suggest a thin line of clear silicone on the underside. If you screw the seal to the cowl panel and glue the top of the seal to the windshield frame, you won't be able to fold the windshield forward without damaging the seal.

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Hum, Thought I read that was necessary to glue to prevent the upper lip from being a catch all..kinda like the one on mine that sits out from the frame 1/16 or so. Got tired of wiping water and dirt out from behind the seal so I actually cut the front section off and left the part between the tub and frame in there. Im currently testing Gorilla glue brand weather/waterproof tape over the gap, Redneck engineering at its finest. Supposed to snow again next week so the testing will continue till I get a real seal and put it in.
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I don't have any glue on mine, on the top or on the bottom. The upper lip of my cowl seal fits flush against the windshield frame.
I've never cleaned behind it.

Perhaps the new seal will fit as it is supposed to.

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