Jeep Cherokee (XJ): Drip rail molding. Luggage rack. Air exhaust grille

Jeep Cherokee (XJ) 1984 - 2001 Service Manual > Body > Body component service > Removal and installation > Drip rail molding. Luggage rack. Air exhaust grille

Drip rail molding

REMOVAL

(1) Pry the clips from the roof flange.

(2) Remove the clips and molding from the roof flange (Fig. 62).

(3) Remove the remaining sealant and clean the roof flange.

INSTALLATION

(1) Position the drip rail molding with clips at the roof flange and force the clips onto the roof flange.

(2) Apply sealant to the inner side of the molding to seal the roof flange.

Luggage rack

REMOVAL

(1) Remove slide rail screws (Fig. 63).

(2) Remove luggage rack from roof.

NOTE: Skid strips are attached to roof panel with adhesive.

(3) Loosen each skid strip with a heat gun.

(4) Lift one edge of each skid strip with a putty knife and peel it from roof panel.

(5) Remove original adhesive from roof with an adhesive removal solution.

(6) If original skid strips are installed, remove all original adhesive from m.

Fig. 63 Luggage Rack
Fig. 63 Luggage Rack

1 - SIDE RAIL
2 - CROSS RAIL
3 - CROSS RAIL ADJUSTMENT RELEASE BUTTON
4 - RIVET-NUT
5 - SCREW
6 - SKID STRIP
7 - ROOF

INSTALLATION

(1) Install 3M 06379 double-sided tape, or an equivalent on skid strips.

(2) Remove backing from double-sided tape, align each skid strip on roof, and position it on roof panel.

(3) Verify that each skid strip is properly aligned.

(4) Press each skid strip onto roof panel with a roller (or use hand pressure).

NOTE: To prevent water leaks, apply 3M Drip-Chek Sealant, or equivalent.

(5) Position luggage rack on roof with screw holes aligned.

(6) Install and tighten slide rail screws.

Air exhaust grille

REMOVAL

(1) Remove the screw that attaches the grille to door the opening panel (Fig. 64).

(2) Pry the bottom edge of the grille from the door opening panel.

(3) Pull downward and remove the grille from exhaust port in the door opening panel.

Fig. 64 Door Opening Air Exhaust Grille
Fig. 64 Door Opening Air Exhaust Grille

1 - SCREW
2 - AIR EXHAUST GRILLE
3 - C-PILLER
4 - AIR EXHAUST GRILLE
5 - DOOR OPENING PANEL

INSTALLATION

(1) Position the slot located in the upper end of replacement grille at the exhaust port and insert edge in the slot.

(2) Push inward and seat the grille in the exhaust port.

(3) Install the screw to attach the grille to the door opening panel.

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