|SUBJECT: Front Door Glass Adjustment Procedure|
|DATE: Sep. 15, 1995|
|MODELS: 1995 - 1996 (PL) Neon NOTE: THIS BULLETIN APPLIES TO TWO-DOOR VEHICLES.|
|DISCUSSION: The following is a comprehensive procedure for two-door model front glass adjustment when handling wind noise and/or water leaks complaints|
First, check the fit of the door to the body to determine if the entire door must be repositioned. Then inspect the glass.
With the vehicle in the shop, close the opposite side door with the glass up all the way and the door with the problem open.Roll the glass to be examined up all the way. Close the door with a mild slam. Visually check the glass position relative to the weather-strip. The upper portion of the glass should be positioned under the weather-strip lip and the edge of the glass should be compressing the weather-strip. Check to see if any areas are not under the lip. Also check to see that the mirror stanchion also tucks under the weather-strip lip. Check to see that the glass is compressing the weather-strip seal by placing apiece of paper between the glass and the weather-strip at several locations, as the door is closed. A constant drag should be felt in all locations. If the glass position is not proper, the IN/OUT POSITION, UP-STOP, and/or SIDE VIEW ROTATION of the glass will need to be adjusted.
Check the glass position to the weather-strip retainer along the top of the glass. Close the door to the secondary latch position so that the glass just touches the lip of the weather-strip.Visually inspect the edge of glass position to the weatherstrip retainer. The glass should fit under the retainer, and the gap between the two should be consistent. If adjustments are required, first set the SIDE VIEW ROTATION POSITION.
Check the glass position relative to the B-pillar weather-strip.Visually check for gaps between the glass and weather-strip. The glass should be in constant contact with the weather-strip. Use the paper drag test along the B-pillar as described above. If the glass to weather-strip seal is not correct, the FORE/AFT position of the glass will need to be adjusted.
NOTE: ALL OF THE ABOVE ADJUSTMENTS CAN EFFECT THE OTHER ADJUSTMENTS.ALWAYS CHECK THE GLASS POSITION BY CLOSING THE DOOR WITH A"MILD SLAM".
The fore/aft position of the glass is adjusted by loosening the two glass to rear lift plate attaching screws until the washers spin freely. The glass can then be moved forward or rearward. Tighten the screws to 5.6 Nm (50 in-lb) to secure the glass in the desired position. This adjustment should be made with the glass in the full up position, since the glass moves forward away from the B-pillar when it is rolled down. The up-stop locking nuts may also be loosened to allow free movement of the glass and lift plates. Figure 1.
NOTE: THE FRONT GLASS TO LIFT PLATE ATTACHING SCREW DOES NOT NEED TO BE LOOSENED TO ADJUST THE GLASS.
NOTE: THE GLASS FASTENING SCREW TORQUE REQUIREMENT IS 5.6 Nm (50 IN-LB). OVER TORQUING COULD RESULT IN GLASS BREAKAGE.
After setting the FORE/AFT POSITION of the glass, perform the UPSTOP ADJUSTMENT. The up-stop position will have an effect on the fore/aft position of the glass since the glass moves down at an angle towards the lower front corner of the door. Therefore, the fore/aft adjustment may need to be fine tuned after the up-stop position is set.
POSITION OF GLASS
|POLICY: Reimbursable within the provisions of the warranty.|