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Old 11-17-2008, 08:57 AM   #1
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Rear glass hinge replacement

Rear glass hinge replacement....

I did some searches and couldn't find directions on how to remove the hinge from the body. I ordered the replacement part for the recall on 02-03 Explorers.

Are there any threads I may have overlooked covering the issue?

Thanks,
Kevin
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Old 11-17-2008, 12:37 PM   #2
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Rear Glass Hinge Replacement

Hello:

Remove the plastic interior trim directly opposite the hinge. You will find a nut and a stud threaded into the hinge from the inside. Hold on to everything tightly - it is easy to lose the nut or the stud into a body recess opening.

I did an emergency re-attach when mine came adrift, but the dealer installed my recall kit.

Good Luck,

Stubby.
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Old 11-17-2008, 12:55 PM   #3
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Here you go

http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/...liftgate+hinge


I did a wirte up on it here




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Old 11-17-2008, 01:44 PM   #4
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Thanks for the replies guys....both great help!
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Old 11-18-2008, 11:40 AM   #5
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US Rear Glass hinge recall 02-03 X's

Hey I had the dealer install the long-overdue recall on the hinge about a month ago. They explained there were 2 types of mountings available for the hinge on the glass. One was a really easy replacement by removing fasteners only, replacing parts, then re-fastening. The other mounting type however was more of a pain. It required removing the mounting that was "glued" to the window! The replacement kit included gluing the new hinge to the window again and took 4 hours to cure - which OF COURSE was the type I had. They fixed it at no cost to me and I have not had any issues with it. Actually I did not have an issue with it before and that's why I went so long without having the recall done.
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Old 11-18-2008, 01:51 PM   #6
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I replaced mine last night, there was no glue to remove or put on. It was a direct bolt-in replacement.
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Old 09-10-2012, 09:54 AM   #7
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Hey guys whats the part # for it?

Do they come as a kit?
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Old 09-19-2012, 02:18 PM   #8
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Dealers usually have this in stock. E-bay too, but I bought mine from dealer to be sure it is the newest design.
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Old 01-04-2014, 02:00 PM   #9
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I replaced mine with a set of used hinges. Pretty easy really. Hardest part was removing the glass without breaking it. The broken hinge I was replacing made the whole system unstable.
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Old 07-21-2014, 03:23 PM   #10
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Rear Window Hinge Replacement

I did a set of hinges replacement on my rear window a few days ago and I would agree with the last poster that it went fairly smoothly. I went ahead and replaced the struts at the same time for a total cost of $140. I got the parts from Advance Auto Parts. I had the job quoted and it came back at $300 from a repair shop nearby and $425 from the dealership. Two people is necessary since the glass is quite heavy when not attached, but the effort was well worth the savings. It is a bummer that they recalled they wimpy hinges for the 2002 model, but not the newer ones since the replacement parts are much beefier than what was on there originally, which just isn't right. Anyway, thought I would share my findings on this project.
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