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I deffinantly need some suggestions on this, cuz my windshield got smashed so now I got to replace it. I was curious what the best way is to take out a windshield without shattering it? It is already smashed so I really dont care if it cracks, but I dont want glass EVERYWHERE!!!..lol. Any suggestions would be awesome!
 

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chevyman001 said:
I deffinantly need some suggestions on this, cuz my windshield got smashed so now I got to replace it. I was curious what the best way is to take out a windshield without shattering it? It is already smashed so I really dont care if it cracks, but I dont want glass EVERYWHERE!!!..lol. Any suggestions would be awesome!
I would go about normal removal but just mask off the inside of the windsheild with some garbage bags and lots of tape. Some large diameter suction handles will def help too, but make sure you get all that sealant loose first
 

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you can either buy the tool which IMO is junk or you can just go to the j/y take the hoodlatch cable out (wear gloves) or wrap one end around the seat belt.... make a hole in the sealant and slide the cable through. It's good to have a buddy to help you with this, go back and forth in and out around the WHOLE windshield, it will cut all the sealant... (alot easier when the car has been in the sun for a few hours. Also don't try and put the new windshield in yourself..... get one out of the j/y and take it to a shop they usually charge about 60 bucks to put it in if you bring one with you.
 

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wikidblakmajik said:
you can either buy the tool which IMO is junk or you can just go to the j/y take the hoodlatch cable out (wear gloves) or wrap one end around the seat belt.... make a hole in the sealant and slide the cable through. It's good to have a buddy to help you with this, go back and forth in and out around the WHOLE windshield, it will cut all the sealant... (alot easier when the car has been in the sun for a few hours. Also don't try and put the new windshield in yourself..... get one out of the j/y and take it to a shop they usually charge about 60 bucks to put it in if you bring one with you.
Very correct indeed!!!! When I went to school we had the Windshield Removal Tool......Didn't like it!!!! I thought it was crap. I agree with the statement above!!!!! Very correct indeed!!!!! The cable technique is the easiest way by far. It's not really that hard. When you remove it make sure you clean all the old sealant out. You know putting a windshield in these cars are very easy. You will have to take the cowl panel off. When you take the cowl off there are 2 little windshield braces that hold the bottom of the windshield. Its more less a guide. When you have your new windshield make sure you clean around the glass and get all the existing sealant off. I'm always successful using a razor blade to scrape it off. Then I use Lacquer Thinner and rub it around where the sealant is. Once you have that all cleaned than insert the new windshield gasket around it. Then buy Super Weatherstripping Adhesive and put it all around the inner Windshield frame on the car. Then have someone help you sit the new windsheld in it. Make sure you line it up at the bottom first on those little brackets. Then press firmly on the windshield. Put you some Automotive Tape all around the windshield. And by that I mean, get a piece about 10 inches and tape it on the windshield and over the A-Pillar and all around the car about 10-15 inches apart to make sure it stays down. I would also have it sitting in the sun, so that it'll bond better. Hopefully this helps....my fingers are getting tired!!!! :lol:
 

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Buy a windshield tool with a T-handle. I think its funny that people think these suck. I honestly bought this exact same one and have removed 3 windows effortlessly with it already. I took it to the auto wreckers and removed the window for the guy so he could cut the front section of car out, and he laughed at how quick I did it. Said he has never been able to make them work. I dunno but it works miracles for me, best money spent.
 

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chevyman001 said:
Alright. Thanks for all the input!!!!! I had to go to Junkyard for parts for my Olds. Trofeo. So Ill grab a cable. Thanks again guys!!!
the guys at the window replacement shop use a wide thin metal spatula bit plugged into an electric reciprocating saw. it works awesome.
 

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chevyman001 said:
Alright. Thanks for all the input!!!!! I had to go to Junkyard for parts for my Olds. Trofeo. So Ill grab a cable. Thanks again guys!!!
the guys at the window replacement shop use a wide thin metal spatula bit plugged into an electric reciprocating saw. it works awesome.
Yea... I also don't have a lot of money right now...lol. Otherwise Id consider that. I could always use some new tools... Thanks.
 

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i took the windshield out of the z with a razr blade knife. wasnt hard at all, just cut the seal out from around it and put light prssure on the inside, it pops right out.
 
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