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Rear side window replacement, how?

Discussion in 'Escort Wagons' started by jcbryan, Feb 7, 2010.

  1. jcbryan

    jcbryan Guest

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    I caught a rock thru my drivers rear side window. Now I look completely junkyard going down the road. :D

    How do I gt the broken one out, and more importantly, how do I get the replacement out of the donor?

    Pictures are good if you have them! :lol:

    Best, john
  2. ifitwasntforbadluck

    ifitwasntforbadluck FEOA Member

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    Drivers rear glass replacement.....
    Really need more info on your auto..25 years auto glass tech......
    Quick break down
    Manual window crank you need a special tool to remove the (SOB) clip located between the crank and spacer.
    Old method Take a rag stuff in between crank and spacer roll crank up and down this may remove said clip.If it gets lost thats when to use @##@@#.
    The door panel also requires a special tool.
    Old method Remove arm rest 2 or 3 screws. Door handle remove the screw pull the handle assembly towards the back of the car you will notice a hook that slides into the inner door panel. Pull it out from the panel about 2 inches look at the rod lock and pry loose. It is on a pivot say the door rod is 12 oclock pivot to 9 oclock. Locate the door fasteners that hold the panel to the inner door skin, put a flat (you need two) blade screwdrivers on both sides of the fastener and pry apart with a quick motion. The colder it is the more will break.
    Remove 10mm on regulator to glass sash. Remove vent divider phillips screw at top under rubber door seal only have to loosen a few inches of the rubber to get at the screw. Another 10mm at the bottom of the divider loosen front glass rail. Pull all the cats wiskers from the divider remove divider, remove vent glass, remove cat wiskers from door frame remove all broken glass. The wiskers have folds in them so find all glass peices and dont get cut but you will. Use more swear words! Failure to get the broken peices could bind or break the new glass....install wiskers, install new glass,install vent glass, install divider,install door panel, install door handle dont forget about the hook slide forward till you see the screw hole,install window crank. Clean glass done.
    It took me as long to write this as doing the job....20 min
  3. pextor

    pextor Moderator Staff Member

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    I think he means the big glass in the back on the side, not the door glass.
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    ifitwasntforbadluck FEOA Member

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    If its the quarter glass...Best left to the pros. You will not be able get one out from the JY unless your good enough to remove the glass with a wire.
    The pros have many special tools for removing encapsulated glass.
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    Same thing happened to me, broken drivers quarter window. I've got the rear quarter taped up with aluminum tape...holds up quite well, trimmed edges but still looks less than desirable. I've ordered a used lite ($75 with shipping) and will have a glass pro put it in ($75 on site).

    Sucky thing is the window is broken because of my fault...was moving a piece of countertop and did not secure it. It slid into the window when I took a corner.
  6. DrCustom

    DrCustom FEOA Member

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    These rear quarter panel windows are bolt in units. Remove the trim panel from the inside and all of the nuts will be exposed. take the nuts loose and gently tap the unit out of the quarter panel.

    If you still need one... I have three of each side. Email me and I will talk with ya if you need more help.

    I would take $50.00 for one of mine (maybe less)

    Tod

    [email protected]
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    Just what the Dr Ordered

    That is most correct, Dr. I just ordered a used rear quarter window online and it arrived with the bolt heads around the perimeter - I thought it was a glue in ! I'm going to save the second $75 and put it in myself. I've started to loosen the inside plastic perimeter trim.
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    and...

    finally got to it this weekend...piece of cake to put in...the hardest part was removing the interior trim strip around the window. Save yourself a lot of $$$ and get a used one. It simply bolts in. Make sure the gasket is good or use a good waterproof polyurethane sealant at the gasket perimeter. Peace.
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    Hi,
    New user, and came upon this site as I was researching having to replace the rear quarter glass (1998 Escort Wagon). Someone was kind enough to throw a stone through the glass. From reading this post, this piece of glass is bolted in, correct? Thanks for the help. Now to track down the glass at a jy.
    http://picasaweb.google.com/102999126238617839753/EscortWagon?feat=directlink
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    Removal...

    ...for my 1992, not sure about your vintage. When I removed the interior plastic trim stip on my car I saw that it was bolted in...do you have a similar strim strip in your car? If so, carefully dislodge it and see what you have. It no bolts, then probably all adhesive to hold it in.
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    This thread is 20 years old but I can say I just replaced my fixed glass on my '99 escort SE. The quarter circle shaped window behind the rear window. It was a breeze. Side glass is usually fine, but my experience w/ windshields is it's worth the money to hire the pros. Windshields are a pain in the windshield. Never again.
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    I used to be really into 60's VW's when I was younger. I could install both windshield and quarter windows in under 15 minutes.

    Hell, for that matter, I could drop the engine in practically the same time! LOL!

    John

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