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Default HOW TO: Replace Hood Cowl


See the black plastic cap at the end of the wiper arm? To avoid unsightly marring, carefully pry it off. You'll need to do this on both the driver's side...

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By MacUser on 03-23-2010, 06:19 PM
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Now that you mention it, I'm not sure whether new ones came with the cowl pieces. If it did come with new screw caps, that would explain the color match.
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By roadrash on 03-23-2010, 06:38 PM
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Gotcha... I'll just figure it out when the order comes in, then report back here for future reference. :-)
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By roadrash on 04-05-2010, 10:08 PM
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I just did this and wanted to add a few notes:
  • The plastic grating covering the air plenum should be left on as long as possible. This will prevent nuts/washers/etc. from the wiper arms from falling into the vent system. Yes, I did.
  • I could have reused all of the clips, but went ahead and installed the new ones since I'd already purchased them. However, there was one weird square-shaped pin that I reused. Maybe that was unique to my car, I dunno. If you see it you'll know what I mean, if you don't see it, it's not an issue for you.
  • When you install the new cowl parts, be sure to check the outside edges and make sure that the vertical rubber window weatherstripping is ON TOP OF the cowl parts.
  • I also reused the round plastic screw-on caps on the passenger side. The color difference wasn't glaring, but I'll check it later just to be sure. I might add some Forever Black if it's noticeable.
  • Total time was about 1:30, but that includes installing cabin air filters and figuring out a way to make the e-bay filters work (and changing clothes once I realized that I was going to get dirtier than planned due to the unforeseen air filter installation). To do just the cowling shouldn't take more than about 30 minutes.
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By woh on 06-30-2010, 01:13 AM
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thanks for the write up and comments by others.

Easy yes, but the write up makes it easier yet and quicker.
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By 47driver on 01-06-2011, 05:15 AM
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Just did this. Thanks for the write up.
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By e24l6 on 02-06-2011, 08:07 PM
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need to do this when the snow melts...good writeup!
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By FLJayson318 on 08-11-2011, 10:37 PM
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Hey guys, home for summer doing some fixing up.
does anyone know which one it is on this page? http://www.trademotion.com/partlocat...&siteid=214672 . btw i have a 95(i just dont know why id select 4 door)
thanks in advance
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By Ulysses on 07-29-2016, 09:55 PM
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Thanks this is on the "to do" list as the current cowels are totally shot and falling apart.
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