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post #1 of 18 Old 01-20-2010, 02:34 PM Thread Starter
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Check your windshield bolts - who knew?

I was driving yesterday and noticed that my inner, vertical windshield bracket bolts (near the top before the frame curves up and goes horizontal) had vibrated loose. So loose in fact I could tighten them up with my fingers before I got home and grabbed a wrench.

I only saw that because my upper covers are removed for my RockHard roll cage. Give em' a look see and make sure yours are tight.



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Yeah, I caught this on mine too, when I was wiring in a radar detector. Loose as a moose.
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You never know, it may have been after delivery. The dealer dropped mine for a customer. The only way I knew was there was some hardware in the center console I didn't know where it came from.

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I had to tighten mine too. Started to rattle like a MOFO!


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I had the same thing. I added them to the list of stuff I check and tighten regularly.

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Had to tighten the passenger side this weekend. Drivers was good.
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had my glass down the other day for the first time, all were tight to begin with.

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Noise in the driver's side upper corner, "cant be something I didnt mess with though", will check tonight, thanks for the heads up.

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Thanks for the heads up- I'm gonna check mine. Now I know why I'm loving my Jeep more and more- because it's so much like my Harley- you've gotta check everything before you ride/drive it! haha!

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Damn! Jeep is just like Harley... tighten bolts Every Day.
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I haven't checked, but i will tonight.

sorry if this sounds stupid, but i'm going to ask without looking at the jeep.

How do the plastic pillars come off? Any tricks or do you just pull from one side?
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I wonder if that's what all that creaking noise is as I drive. I'll check tonight. Thanks for the info

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UPDATE: thanks again for the heads up- just checked mine and sure enough, driver's side was finger loose! 13mm socket and now it's tight. One bolt , bottom is a plastic fastener we love so much to hold the plastic pannel in place, nothing needs to be removed. Passenger side was ok!

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Sounds like these bolts need a little dab of loc-tite.
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post #16 of 18 Old 01-28-2010, 05:34 PM
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Driving the other day and I remembered this post so I reached up, stuck my finger in the hole(lol), sure enough, drivers side was loose as a goose. Passenger side was still tight though...

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X2 on the Loc-tite use.

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do you think if they were loose it could cause a leak by the front edge of the door, my jeep leaks really bad along the angled part of the door/windsheild

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