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1998 Hyundai Sonata Base 4dr Sedan Manual

1998 Hyundai Sonata
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Front Wheel Drive, 4 Door Sedan, Mid-Size
21 mpg city / 28 mpg hwy
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January 3, 2013, 9:03 pm

Tony M

Question: Removing external window seal strips on a 1998 Hyundai Sonata

I want to remove the external window seal strips for repainting of a door. I have one bolt that I can see(and have removed) that locks the strip to the door, but the strip is very tight. I am unsure as to how much force to use as I do not want to break the trim.
Is there additional bolts ?
Is there a special tool?
Or do I just need to be using more force?

January 9, 2013, 8:21 pm

Elizabeth K

You can search the owner forums for that, or you may need to look in the factory manual for the answer:

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January 9, 2013, 11:29 pm

Tony M

Done both of these and can find no detail on the removal.

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January 10, 2013, 10:36 am

Elizabeth K

It is a procedure that an auto body worker will be more likely to have experience with than a mechanic, but the information will be in the factory repair manual. You can get that from the dealership, and often, in CD-rom on eBay.

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