Jeep Cherokee (XJ): Hood silencer pad. Cowl weatherstrip. Cowl grille

Hood silencer pad

REMOVAL

(1) Open and support hood.

(2) Remove the hood latch release bellcrank.

(3) Remove the clips attaching the latch connecting rod to the hood inner panel.

(4) Remove the retainers attaching the hood silencer pad to the inner hood panel (Fig. 9).

(5) Separate the hood silencer pad from the hood

Fig. 8 Hood Safety Latch Striker
Fig. 8 Hood Safety Latch Striker

1 - RADIATOR SUPPORT CROSSMEMBER
2 - HOOD SAFETY LATCH STRIKER
3 - SCREW
4 - GOP BRACKET
5 - RADIATOR

Fig. 9 Hood Silencer Pad
Fig. 9 Hood Silencer Pad

1 - HOOD
2 - SILENCER PAD
3 - RETAINER

INSTALLATION

(1) Position the hood silencer pad on the hood inner panel.

(2) Install the retainers attaching the hood silencer pad to the inner hood panel.

(3) Install the clips attaching the latch connecting rod to the hood inner panel.

(4) Install the hood latch release bellcrank.

(5) Close hood.

Cowl weatherstrip

REMOVAL

The cowl weatherstrip is attached to the cowl with adhesive tape.

(1) Peel weatherstrip from cowl (Fig. 10).

Fig. 10 Cowl Weatherstrip
Fig. 10 Cowl Weatherstrip

1 - WEATHERSTRIP
2 - DASH PANEL
3 - COWL

INSTALLATION

(1) Clean contact surface with Mopar Super Kleen or equivalent.

(2) Position weatherstrip on cowl.

(3) Press weatherstrip into place.

Cowl grille

REMOVAL

(1) Remove the windshield wiper arms from the pivots.

(2) Remove the screws that attach the grille to the cowl.

(3) Remove the windshield washer tubes from the nozzles.

(4) Remove the cowl grille and screen from the cowl (Fig. 11).

INSTALLATION

CAUTION: The washer fluid tubes must be routed and installed so that they are not pinched.

(1) Position the cowl grille and screen on the cowl.

(2) Install the windshield washer tubes on the nozzles.

(3) Install the cowl screen and grille screws with new sealer. Tighten in sequence (Fig. 12).

Fig. 11 Cowl Grille, Screen & Washer Nozzles
Fig. 11 Cowl Grille, Screen & Washer Nozzles

1 - PLASTIC PUSH-RIVET
2 - SCREEN
3 - SCREEN
4 - RIVET
5 - NOZZLE
6 - GRILLE
7 - PLASTIC PUSH-RIVET
8 - GRILLE
9 - NOZZLE

NOTE: Force the cowl grille rearward while tightening the screws.

(4) Install the windshield wiper arms on the pivots.

Fig. 12 Cowl Grille Screw Tightening Sequence
Fig. 12 Cowl Grille Screw Tightening Sequence

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