1. Windshield screws 93 yj

    Have 93 yj. Need to remove #40 star screws out of windshield hinge, the two in front. They just spin and donít come out. Need advice on how to remove and replace. Please donít tell me I have to remove dash. Thanks.

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    Re: Windshield screws 93 yj

    I don't know the particulars about your jeep but sometimes if you pry upward to put tension on it the screw will then be able to be removed - be careful with the paint.

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    Re: Windshield screws 93 yj

    Quote Originally Posted by mark sr View Post
    I don't know the particulars about your jeep but sometimes if you pry upward to put tension on it the screw will then be able to be removed - be careful with the paint.
    ill give that a try. Thanks.

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    Re: Windshield screws 93 yj

    You mean the interior windshield knob? You might have to get a wrench up behind the dash. But Iím just going off what my cj7 is like, and the parts diagram for a yj. Good luck!


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    Windshield screws 93 yj

    The bolts are fastened to nutserts welded into the frame. If they broke loose you have to cut into the frame to put a wrench on them or weld them back in.
    But trying pry pressure mentioned above you will want to soak with penetrating oil and heat. They used blue loctite on mine and heating made it easier to break loose.


    If you striped the star bolt either drill out or weld in a cheap hex socket.

    Starting on one not stripped. Use a hardened socket driver with sharp edges. Many come rounded and they strip easily. Chip and Clean the paint out of the bolt where the star socket goes. Heat the socket red hot with a touch. Then impact remove.

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    Re: Windshield screws 93 yj

    Here is a decent video just showing all the steps...


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    Re: Windshield screws 93 yj

    Thanks. Itís the two screws on the bottom part of the hinge Iím having trouble with.

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    Re: Windshield screws 93 yj

    Thanks

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    Re: Windshield screws 93 yj

    Quote Originally Posted by IanJeep View Post
    Thanks. Itís the two screws on the bottom part of the hinge Iím having trouble with.
    Inside on the dash or outside on the cowl?

    Pics help.


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  10. Re: Windshield screws 93 yj

    New member. I have the same issue. One screw came out. One I drill out and extracted. One, didn't want to break the extractor so I drilled off the head with a 5/16 bit. Work on the other later. This is just the 4 on the top of the driver side. On the bottom, three of them had broken the nut insert from the tub. The last one, stripped the head. If I can get a wrench on the inserts to remove, I'll be not be able to reinstall without removing the dash panel. Unless someone has any other ideas. Then on to the passenger side.

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    Well the trick i used is be sure to use a sharp bit. Clean the corners of the bolt for full bit insertion. Put the bit in and heat the bolt thru the bit, so not to burn the paint. And use a impact driver. Soak with PB blaster.

    This
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    NOT This
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  12. Re: Windshield screws 93 yj

    I've done that with what I have. Not worried about the paint, heated the head to red hot, used a Craftsman bit and an air hammer. Broke the bit. Can't find my impact driver. Drill out one and the extractor worked. On another, afraid to break the extractor. Might just drill it out farther and retap it. Going into town today for replacement torx bits and drill bits. Small cow town, not high quality stuff available.

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    Re: Windshield screws 93 yj

    I found mine in HF


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