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How do you replace the weather stripping for a 1996 villager? do I need to remove some of the plastic aroung the door? if so, how do I remove it. also, what type of glue is used to seal it? Darrel Nelson jdarrel@msn.com

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This its a simple job: just keep in mind few tips on how to replace a Weatherstrip:

  • Understand how your Weatherstripping attaches.
  • Take pictures of the original weatherstrips before you begin. If necessary, these pictures can be a valuable resource after attaching the weatherstrips, while reassembling your vehicle.
  • Weatherstrips will usually attach with screws, Nylon, or plastic clips, Weatherstrip adhesive, or any combination of the above.
  • Replace 1 side at a time. Most weatherstrips are replaced in pairs. Replacing one weatherstrip at a time allows you to check how the original was attached, providing a valuable reference.
  • With any weatherstrips that attach using adhesive, take the time to ensure all of the old adhesive has been removed. This step ensures a good bond between your car and the new weatherstripping.
  • Choose an appropriate work area and have patience.
  • Make sure you have a large protected space to work in.
  • Don't let yourself be rushed by the weather.
  • Allow yourself plenty of time.
  • A quality weatherstrip replacement can be a day long project depending on the amount of weatherstripping replaced.
  • Think it through. Don't rush yourself by starting the project at night if you need the car the following morning.

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