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Old February 9th, 2014, 15:18
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How to Replace Door Inner/Outer Window Seals

These seals are the wiper seals at the bottom of the door windows. I replaced these on a 1992 4-door XJ with electric windows. Likely the steps will be the same for other years and for manual windows.

1) Purchase seals from Quadratec

http://www.quadratec.com/products/pr...seal&submit=Go

I believe these may be available from Amazon as well

2) Do the following for each door:

3) Remove the arm rest by removing two large phillips screws. For front doors rotate the rest 90 degrees and pull to get the hand-hold part to release.

4) Remove 3 phillips screws holding door release arm, locks, and electrical.

5) Start at the bottom of the door panel. Insert a thin broad pry between panel and door. Gently pry up the plastic panel retainers along the bottom and up each side of panel.

6) Pull panel upwards to pull its top hooked surface out of the groove in the inner window seal.

7) Remove panel from door release arm, locks, and electrical assembly by rotating panel somewhat and sliding assembly thru rectangular hole in panel. You will have to wrestle it a bit.

8) Some jeeps have a nice door seal that, while glued on, can be removed without damage. Carefully remove, expecting to replace it undamaged. The two plastic attachments for the arm rest will have to be removed. This id difficult since they must be squeezed from behind. If just pulled they will be damaged and the arm rest will be forever loose thereafter.

9) My '92 had a cheap plastic barrier that could not be pulled loose. It is better to slit this barrier horizontally about the middle of the door cavity and tape it shut later.

10) Lower window until the point where the regulator attaches to the bottom of the window is just in view.

11) Use torx T-30 to remove screw that connects regulator to bottom of window. This connection is accomplished with the bolt and a plastic washer arrangement on both sides of the window. The washer will turn when the bolt is loosened and if so the bolt will not unscrew any further. You may be able to reach behind the window and hold the washer. If you can't hold it tightly enough, use a pair of channel locks artfully inserted into the door.

12) Lower the now-disconnected regulator all the way to bottom position.

13) Slide window past regulator to an even lower position in the door. Be careful the regulator doesn't scratch window.

14) Window now is below the door seals. Pry up inner, then pry up outer. This should be easy. Inner clamps around door, outer is slid into 3 small clips.

15) Insert new seals.

16) Reverse the process above. At the point where you slit the seal, tape the slit up.

Took about 3 hours to do 4 doors.

Good luck!
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Old February 9th, 2014, 16:31
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Re: How to Replace Door Inner/Outer Window Seals

I don't know for sure if we are talking about the same thing, but I changed out the horizontal bottom wiper seals on the front doors of my '93 without taking anything apart?

Seals came from TeamCherokee.com but I don't know how price compares or whether they are still available.
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Old February 9th, 2014, 16:38
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Re: How to Replace Door Inner/Outer Window Seals

Yep, same thing, horizontal wiper seals.

You might post how you did this. It may be possible to replace the outer without removing anything, but the door panel at least must come off to do the inner. Seals come off really easy with the window out of the way.
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Old February 9th, 2014, 19:31
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Re: How to Replace Door Inner/Outer Window Seals

I must apologize! I only replaced the outer wipes on my '92 three years ago this month.

I had some instructions but do not remember from where or precisely what. I know for a fact that I took nothing apart.

Your write-up on dismantling the door is excellent and I am in no way intending to take away from that.

I did want to ease the way for anyone replacing just the wipes. There is a tool to remove the wipes, at least the exteriors, but I think I just used a small thin screwdriver. Will plug this in to my wee brain and get back.
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Old February 10th, 2014, 13:36
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Re: How to Replace Door Inner/Outer Window Seals

We also carry the wipes here (we're a supporting vendor):
http://www.completecherokee.com/ProdList.asp?scat=25
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Old February 10th, 2014, 14:57
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Re: How to Replace Door Inner/Outer Window Seals

No apology necessary! Glad you have added your experience about the outer wipes. I also only replaced the outers, but I did not know that this could be done without taking the door apart. Before I started I searched for a "how to" but could find nothing. So now our post here will give someone in the future some choices!
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Old February 10th, 2014, 15:37
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Re: How to Replace Door Inner/Outer Window Seals

Do you carry the felt trac that the glass slides in.
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Re: How to Replace Door Inner/Outer Window Seals

not on the webstore, but we may be able to get it. I believe one of my weatherstrip vendors has the correct replacement (if so, we'll be adding it to our webstore soon)
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Re: How to Replace Door Inner/Outer Window Seals

The outer piece just pulls off and new piece back in.
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Re: How to Replace Door Inner/Outer Window Seals

we are still working on the slide channels. we do have the door seals though for the XJ, and they are $35 (will be added to our webstore shortly).
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