Document ID# 868155
1998 Saturn SL2/SC2/SW2
 

Windshield Replacement Sedan/Wagon


Object Number: 865045  Size: SH
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Removal Procedure

Caution

Always wear heavy gloves and safety glasses when handling glass to minimize the risk of injury.

Notice

Place protective covers on body to prevent paint damage.

  1. Remove the air inlet grille panel. Refer to Air Inlet Grille Panel Replacement in Body Front End.
  2. Remove the windshield pillar lower side applique.
  3. Remove the roof side outer front panel.
  4. Remove the rearview mirror.
  5. Remove the instrument panel - upper trim panel. Refer to Trim Plate Replacement - Instrument Panel (I/P) Upper in Instrument Panel, Gages, and Console.
  6. Caution

    If broken glass falls into defroster outlets, it can be blown into the passenger compartment and cause injuries. To help avoid personal injury, cover the defroster outlets before replacing windows.

    Important

    Make certain the seal on the forward edge of the instrument panel - upper trim panel is not trapped between the windshield and spaceframe. If so, remove the seal and place it on the forward edge of the instrument panel - upper trim panel.


    Object Number: 869306  Size: SH
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  7. Partially remove the windshield garnish molding around the windshield opening.
  8. Remove the sunshades and the sunshade supports.
  9. Remove the roof front compartment bezel, if equipped.
  10. Remove the assist straps, if equipped.
  11. Lower the front half of the headliner. Use lightweight wood or foam block to hold the headliner down.
  12. If reusing the windshield, apply two 152 mm (6 in) pieces of duct tape to the top and bottom of the glass to prevent it from falling out when the urethane adhesive is cut.

  13. Object Number: 865347  Size: SH
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    Caution

    When using power tools that may create smoke when cutting urethane sealant, work should be done in a well ventilated area and/or with a NIOSH/MSHA Approved air supplied respirator to prevent possible harmful exposure.

    When the urethane adhesive is heated enough to give off smoke, high levels of methylene diisocyanate (MDI) may be present.

    Unprotected exposure to methylene diisocyanate (MDI) may result in severe, chronic, debilitating respiratory problems.

    Notice

    Care must be taken not to damage the roof when using power glass removal tool.

  14. Using a power glass removal tool, cut the urethane seal along the roof from inside the vehicle and bottom from outside the vehicle. Open the hood to gain access to the bottom.

  15. Object Number: 869329  Size: SH
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  16. Using piano wire, cut the urethane seal along the bottom corners and the side of the windshield.
  17. With the aid of a helper, remove the glass.
  18. Remove the old urethane with a razor knife leaving a thin film, approximately 1-2 mm (0.04-0.08 in), around the perimeter of the window opening and windshield, if being reused.
Installation Procedure

    Object Number: 868258  Size: SH
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    Notice

    Loose material and/or a rough surface on remaining urethane may cause sealing problems during installation.

  1. Clean the entire window opening and glass bonding surfaces with a clean lint-free, alcohol dampened cloth. Allow to air dry.
  2. Notice

    To prevent corrosion, paint damage around the window opening by the power glass removal tool must be covered with pinchweld primer. Do not prime over existing urethane. Follow manufacturers recommendations for drying time.

    Notice

    To avoid damage to the outer edge of the glass, be careful not to scratch the glass when removing urethane with a razor blade.

    Notice

    Loose urethane and/or rough surfaces may cause sealing problems during installation. For cars with a sunroof, it is important to install the fasteners to the new roof assembly before the roof is installed in place.

  3. Preparation for the window installation.
  4. Prime the window opening area.
    1. Shake the glass primer, Black #2 or equivalent, well before applying.
    2. Important

      The primer area has a minimum width diameter of 18 mm (0.71 in) in area (A) area.

      Important

      Use the line along the top of the windshield below the windshield upper molding as a guide when applying the primer.

    3. With a new dauber apply the glass prep primer, Black #2 or equivalent, around the entire perimeter over Clear #1 or equivalent.
    4. Allow the primer to dry 5 minutes before applying urethane.
  5. Apply a smooth and continuous bead of adhesive directly to the old urethane adhesive in the glass opening or to the glass. Apply according to the following dimensions:
  6. Bead Dimension
    Object Number: 865346  Size: SH
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  7. With the aid of a helper, lift the glass into the window opening. Use the notches in the roof panel to center the glass to the vehicle. Make certain the lip of the applied molding laps over the roof feature line.
  8. Important

    The vehicle must remain at normal room temperature for 6 hours to complete the proper cure of the adhesive. Refer to the manufacturer's recommendation.

  9. Press the glass firmly to wet-out and set the adhesive. Use care to avoid excessive squeeze out which would cause an appearance problem. Use tape from the windshield to the roof panel to hold in position until the urethane adhesive is cured.
  10. Watertest the vehicle at once using a soft spray. Use warm or hot water if available. Do not direct a hard stream of water on fresh adhesive material. Water applied on top of urethane adhesive, either during watertest or part of a separate operation, will speed up the cure of urethane.
  11. Inspect for leaks from inside the vehicle. Paddle in extra adhesive at leak points using a tongue depressor or similar flat flexible tool.
  12. Remove the blocks used to hold the headliner down.
  13. Install the roof front compartment bezel, if equipped.
  14. Install the sunshades and sunshade supports.
  15. Install the assist straps, if equipped.
  16. Install the windshield garnish molding.

  17. Object Number: 865201  Size: SH
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  18. Install the instrument panel - upper trim panel. Refer to Trim Plate Replacement - Instrument Panel (I/P) Upper in Instrument Panel, Gages, and Console.
  19. Install the rear view mirror.
  20. Install the air inlet grille panel. Refer to Air Inlet Grille Panel Replacement in Body Front End.
  21. Install the roof side outer front panel. Tighten the fasteners in the sequence shown.
  22. Tighten

    Tighten the fasteners to 1.5 N·m (13 lb in).

  23. Install the windshield pillar lower side applique.

  Document ID# 868155
1998 Saturn SL2/SC2/SW2