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post #8 of (permalink) Old 02-10-2013, 10:00 AM
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Originally Posted by Formulabob View Post
Front clam removal -- brackets for top rear bolts must be carefully guided to miss the windshield when replacing the clam. Potential for disaster worried me enough that I taped cardboard to the windshield for clam replacement after DIY radiator replacement. (my help -- wife and neighbor lady -- were very unskilled and not that coordinated )

There also is the possibility of a mechanic getting careless using a ratchet on the allen head screws that attach the front covers and hitting the windshield.
Bingo!! clam must be pulled form the sides in order to clear the windshield, if you push down on the access panel base to force it into place and nick the glass as soon as you drive the car you'll notice the windshield begin to crack, that's probably the reason you didn't see it at first.

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