I am attempting to repair an abs cowl vent panel and it has some distortion around the broken out guide pin. how can i restore the deformed area. should i do this before or after i use adhesive to piece it back together
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Re: broken abs plastic vent
Heating the plastic with a hair dryer may make it piable enough to straighten the deformed area but be vary careful not to overheat the area because you may make the deformation worse. If it is ABS plastic you should be able to use abs cement for plumbing piping to glue any pieces back together. Best of luck on your project.
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Panels are held in place by plastic "pins" (to use your words) that are held in place by the shape of the part it is being pushed into.
Either the pin itself is broken, the part holding this plastic pin is broken, or the other piece being pushed into is broken or cracked such that it can't hold the pin in place.
Inspect both the side panel and the part it connects to. Replacement pins can be purchased from an automotive store or a salvage yard. If the receiving end is broken, you may be able to repair with glue or other type of bonding material.
R/V Series See
Figures 1, 2 and 3 If the door being removed is to be reinstalled, matchmark the hinge
If the door is to be replaced with a new one, remove the trim
panels weathersheets and all molding.
Fig. 1: Door hinge-R/V Series
If the door is to be replaced with a new one, remove the glass,
locks and latches.
If equipped with a wiring harness, remove the trim panel and
disconnect the harness. Guide the wiring out of the door.
Support the door and remove the hinge-to-body attaching bolts.
Lift the door from the truck.
Install the door.
Perform the alignment procedures indicated below.
Fig. 2: Door hinge components-C/K Series
Fig. 3: Removing the hinge spring
On trucks with power components in the door, disconnect the
battery ground cable.
On trucks with power components in the door, remove the cowl side
On trucks with power components in the door, disconnect the wiring
going to the door, under the dash panel. Feed the wiring through the
Cover the door hinge spring with a heavy towel. Using tool J-36604
or its equivalent, insert the blades of the tool between the spring
coils and turn the barrel nut to compress and hold the spring. Remove
the spring using the tool.
Remove the lower hinge pin retainer.
Using a plastic or rubber mallet and locking pliers, remove the
lower hinge pin.
Install a bolt through the lower hinges to hold the door while
removing the upper hinge pin.
Remove the upper hinge pin retainer.
Remove the upper hinge pin.
Support the door and remove the bolt from the lower hinge.
Position the door and install the bolt in the lower hinge.
Install the upper hinge pin. with the pointed end up.
Install a new upper hinge pin retainer.
Remove the bolt from the lower hinges.
Install the lower hinge pin with the pointed end down.
Install a new lower hinge pin retainer.
Using tool J-36604, install the hinge spring.
On trucks with power components in the door, connect the wiring
going to the door, under the dash panel. Feed the wiring through the
On trucks with power components in the door, install the cowl side
On trucks with power components in the door, connect the battery
ADJUSTMENTSee Figure 4
The holes for the hinges are oversized to provide for latitude in
alignment. Align the door hinges first, then the striker. C/K series utilize hinges that are welded to the door and frame. No
adjustment is possible except when replacement hinges have been
Fig. 4: Door adjustment check points
If a door is being installed, first mount the door and tighten the
hinge bolts lightly.
If the door has not been removed, determine which hinge bolts must be
loosed to effect alignment.
Loosen the necessary bolts just enough to allow the door to be
moved with a padded prybar.
Move the door in small movements and check the fit after each
Be sure that there is no binding or interference with adjacent
Repeat this procedure until the door is properly aligned.
The cabin air filter is located directly underneath the cowling at the base of the windshield on the passenger side of the car. To access the cabin air filter, you will need to remove the cowling. First, open and lift the hood. Second, locate two plastic pins securing the plastic cowling at the base of the front windshield, on the passenger side. One is located under the wiper blade, near its base. Use a small screwdriver or similar tool to carefully lift/pop up two plastic pins securing the cowling, taking care not to damage the plastic pins. (You want to lift the pins, and not the anchors that look like washers beneath the heads of the pins. Carefully pull the plastic pins and their plastic anchors (once you pull the pin up, you can safely remove the anchor). Take caution not to damage the pins and anchors as you will need them to rescure the cowling when you are finished replacing the cabin air filter. Before you remove the cowling, carefully pull back the rubber gasket and windshield washer fluid tubing at the base of the cowling. You can now safely remove the cowling, and you will see the cabin air filter below. Remove the old cabin air filter and replace it with a new filter. Reverse this process to reinstall the cowling, gasket, and pins once you have replaced the filter.
Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions in the beginning of this section.
Disconnect the battery ground cable.
Remove the wiper arms.
Remove the 8 plastic retainers and the 6 clips holding the cowl vent screens to the inner panels. Turn the retainers 1⁄4 turn counterclockwise to remove.
Remove the cowl vent screens.
Disconnect the electrical connector from the wiper motor and remove the 4 bolts that mount the module assembly to the cowl.
Remove the windshield wiper module from the vehicle.
Rotate the wiper operating arm in a clockwise direction to gain access to the bolt retaining the arm to the motor.
WARNING Always rotate the wiper operating arm in a clockwise motion or damage to the motor could occur.
Remove the nut retaining the wiper operating arm to the wiper motor.
Remove the three wiper motor-to-wiper module assembly retaining bolts and remove the motor from the vehicle.
Position the wiper motor on to the module assembly. Install the three wiper motor-to-wiper module assembly retaining bolts. Tighten the bolts to 115-151 in lbs (13-17 Nm).
Position the wiper operating arm on the wiper motor output shaft. Install the mounting nut and tighten to 22-29 ft-lbs (30-40 Nm).
Position the windshield wiper module onto the cowl. Install the mounting bolts and tighten to 106 in-lbs (12 Nm).
Connect the wiper motor electrical connector.
Position the cowl vent screens onto the inner panels. Install the 8 plastic retainers and the 6 clips holding the cowl vent screens to the inner panels. Turn the retainers 1⁄4 turn counterclockwise to install.
Install the wiper arms.
Connect the battery ground cable.
Adjust wiper arms if necessary.
Here is the picture of the motor....it is the round object in the middle of the picture that looks like a can and has a square block on the end of it.
You have to remove the cowl vent panel....just under the windshield. $64.00 for a new motor.
I had this problem. I reversed the decorative plastic strips, both ends of the strip have hinge pin holes, so the doors can open left or right. I put the TOP decorative plastic strip on the bottom and BOTTOM on top.
Pivot Shafts and Linkage
The windshield wiper assembly is mounted below cowl top extension (021A36) . Linkages are connected with non-removable plastic ball joints. Windshield wiper mounting arm and pivot shafts are an integral part of the windshield wiper and are serviced as one unit.
Disconnect the battery ground cable (14301). Refer to Section 14-01 .
Remove antenna mast from the antenna base.
Remove cap on LH and RH windshield wiper pivot arms to expose nuts retaining the arms to pivot shafts.
Remove two nuts, one from each of windshield wiper pivot arms . Lift wiper arms to service position, carefully rocking them back and forth to loosen them from the pivot shaft. Lift off windshield wiper pivot arms .
Remove seven screws retaining the cowl top vent panel.
Disconnect windshield washer hose (17A605) at LH side of vehicle just ahead of where it enters cowl top.
Remove hood cowl seal.
Carefully remove cowl top vent panel from vehicle.
Remove three retaining screws to cowl drain tube that is connected to top cowl.
Disconnect wiring harness leading to windshield wiper motor.
Remove five screws retaining cowl top to vehicle and remove cowl top and windshield wiper from vehicle.
Remove two screws and two nuts retaining windshield wiper to cowl top and separate the two parts.
Remove drive linkage from motor shaft linkage.
Remove remaining screws attaching windshield wiper and separate the two parts.
Cowl Top Panel
Nut (2 Req'd)
Windshield Wiper Motor
Screw (2 Req'd)
Windshield Wiper Assembly
Tighten to 9-12 Nm (80-106 Lb-In)