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Old 03-23-2014, 09:25 PM   #1
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Removing Drivers Side Window

I am trying to remove the driver and passenger side windows to get foggy glass repaired. I removed all screws and the inside trim strip, but the windows will not budge when I try to push out. I tried a putty knife around the frame outside and can't even get it worked under the edge of the frame. Ideas?
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You have to pry each corner slightly to start. You will probably need a big screw driver to start for leverage. Also run a razor knife around all the frames.
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On my 08 the factory used Dacor "non-sag" caulk to "seal" the windows to the side walls. It has a pretty healthy glue action. I had to cut around the inside of the opening & against the outside frame metal. This will lessen the amount of bread you have to break. Then push with increasing vigor at a corner till it pops loose. Then work your way around.
Best to have somebody on the outside to catch the window if it suddenly gives.
Once it is loose enough, I can work a small window out from the outside by myself with the operable part of the window open to grab.
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Please be aware the soft frames bend very easy when you pry with a lot of pressure in one spot.
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As Mike said they used a lot of that mastic when they installed the windows. When you re-install you may want to skip that and just run a bead of silicone around the outside edge. That is how the manufacturers do it now.
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I put mine back in with a thin D-shaped (hollow D) gasket with peel n stick backing. That took 2 weeks to settle. I first tightened the inside screws to snug, noted the gap outside between frame & wall, then ~2 weeks later tightened again. Then ran a thin bead of silicone around the ~1/16 th gap that remained.
Good seal & easy to redo later if necessary.
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Thanks for all the good suggestions. Where did you get the D-shaped seal gasket material?
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What's wrong with just using butyl tape? It lasts.
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I got it thru the mail at a stupid high price. Shoulda got the double-D weatherstrip @ Lowes & split it down the middle.
Apply lots of elbow grease to get wall & flange clean. Then let it settle after the initial tightening & re-tighten before adding silicone bead.
Harbor Freight has a nice set of 4 red plastic scrapers for getting all the old goop off, didn't mar the paint.
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