Jeep Cherokee (XJ): Body side molding. Rear fender flare. Quarter window applique

Jeep Cherokee (XJ) 1984 - 2001 Service Manual > Body > Body component service > Removal and installation > Body side molding. Rear fender flare. Quarter window applique

Body side molding

REMOVAL

(1) Loosen the body side molding (Fig. 60) with a heat gun.

(2) Lift edge of molding with a putty knife and peel molding from body panel. Apply heat to any location where the molding remains adhered to a panel.

(3) Remove the adhesive from the body panel with Mopar Super Clean solvent or equivalent.

(4) If the original molding will be installed, also remove all adhesive from it.

INSTALLATION

(1) If the original molding will be installed, apply 3M 5344 double-sided tape on the molding.

(2) For vertical alignment, use masking tape or a string as reference.

Fig. 60 Body Side Molding-4-Door
Fig. 60 Body Side Molding-4-Door

(3) Remove the backing from the tape, align the molding and position it on the body panel.
(4) Press the molding onto the body panel with a roller or hand pressure.

Rear fender flare

REMOVAL

(1) Remove the screw attaching the lower part of flare to the bottom of the fender.

(2) Remove the nuts attaching the fender flare retainer to the wheelhouse liner (Fig. 61).

(3) Separate the fender flare and retainer from the fender.

Fig. 61 Fender Flare
Fig. 61 Fender Flare

1 - CENTER RETAINER
2 - WHEELHOUSE LINER
3 - BODY
4 - REAR RETAINER
5 - FENDER FLARE

INSTALLATION

(1) Position the fender flare and retainer on the fender.

(2) Install the nuts attaching the fender flare and retainer to the wheelhouse liner.

(3) Install the screw attaching the lower part of flare to the bottom of the fender.

Quarter window applique

REMOVAL

(1) Remove the liftgate pillar trim.

(2) Remove nuts from inside vehicle (Fig. 62).

(3) Using a trim sick or equivalent, carefully pry the applique the from panel.

INSTALLATION

(1) Position the replacement applique the on panel and install the nuts.

(2) Install the liftgate pillar trim.

Fig. 62 Quarter Window Applique and Drip Molding
Fig. 62 Quarter Window Applique and Drip Molding

1 - VEHICLE ROOF
2 - DRIP MOLDING
3 - DRIP MOLDING CLIP
4 - DRIP MOLDING
5 - CLIP
6 - QUARTER WINDOW APPLIQUE
7 - VEHICLE BODY
8 - NUT
9 - SEALANT

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