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Old 08-25-2016, 05:52 PM
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Windshield cowl question

I replaced the cowl yesterday. Went on easily with no rust issues or other problems. But, can I expect this to flatten out? It seems like it's not laying against the windshield frame like it should.

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That seal will never fit like it should. Take a look at this thread.

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It looks like maybe you installed it backwards. The thin strip should be in the outside
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It looks like maybe you installed it backwards. The thin strip should be in the outside
I'll look again but I'm pretty sure it's installed correctly. I've seen this problem on some others before. The linked thread up there has a similar problem.
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There has recently been a similar thread. One poster to that thread stated that the cowl/windshield frame gasket is still available from Jeep for about the same price as aftermarket. A couple years ago I got mine from Qtec and it fit well.

I try to buy my OEM Jeep parts online because my local dealer jacks up his prices over MSRP. I would rather buy local, but when a vendor plays games, he looses.

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I bought one from Quadratec also and installed it myself with no problems and I'm an old lady. It took a little effort but If I can do it you guys should be able to.
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The one in the other thread was from omix-ada thru Morris. The first one was just like the one in this thread. The portion that seats against the windshield frame was curled up. The rubber had an oily feel to it. 3M trim cement would not adhere even after wiping down with acetone. Morris supplied a replacement no problem. The replacement was just like the first one. Ordered an OEM seal from eastcoastmoparts. It fit like it should. The two from Morris were returned for credit to Omix. Hopefully, they will investigate the issue and correct it.
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The one in the other thread was from omix-ada thru Morris. The first one was just like the one in this thread. The portion that seats against the windshield frame was curled up. The rubber had an oily feel to it. 3M trim cement would not adhere even after wiping down with acetone. Morris supplied a replacement no problem. The replacement was just like the first one. Ordered an OEM seal from eastcoastmoparts. It fit like it should. The two from Morris were returned for credit to Omix. Hopefully, they will investigate the issue and correct it.
Mine is Omix, too. That's pretty disappointing. Thanks for the link. I'll look into a refund and hopefully have no issues.
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Pretty big difference right out of the box. Omix on the left, whatever Quadratec's other brand is on the right. Obviously, Omix has a quality control issue.
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my OMIX replacement fits like crap, too. Its molded with an inferior material that doesn't maintain its molded dimensions and is bloated like a dead body. It functions for me but I don't have to worry about it being watertight.

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