'98 Silverado

Driver's door, if it matters. Got the part (extrusion) and started looking at the task. It seems apparent that first the interior trim pieces have to be removed
before the old weather strip can be removed and the new put back on. These pieces are attached in a not very obvious way. Aesthetically pleasing to all but the mechanic. Before I start prying, pulling and probably breaking the trim, I thought I'd ask if anyone knows the proper way of going about the task or has the factory body manual and the kindness to look it up. On a side note, anyone know the correct adhesive to use to weld the ends of the weather stripping together? Assumes I will get that far, of course. Thanks, BF
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload

Get a door panel removal tool to properly release the plastic panel clips without breakage. Use a screwdriver or a flat pry tool and it's guaranteed to break the clips. There's a special adhesive specifically designed for synthetic rubber door seals. I use 3M 80010 Super Weatherstrip Adhesive. This page shows you the specifics for your model. http://snipurl.com/wyxvs
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload

Thanks, but I obviously didn't explain myself too well. I don't need to remove the door panel. I need to remove the trim (facia) around the door opening in the cab itself. BF
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload

I've done this on my older '94 K1500 Suburban (same chassis as your '98) because the door striker came loose and the retaining bolt fell down inside the body panel. I needed to take the interior trim between the two doors off to access the metal frame with a grabby tool. I went to a former student who owns a local body shop to show me how to do it without wrecking it. That particular is one is large, and held on by screws and plastic push clips and pop off with even pull pressure, no special tool needed. But he knew where and how to pull. He said most people wind up snapping the the push pins. The Suburban and Tahoe use different trim here than the Silverado std and extended cab though. I don't know what the fasteners are or how to remove the fascia from windshield pillar or upper door frame. It might be worth asking in some web forums and seeing if a body man can help out.
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload

Thanks again, Any recommendations for web forums that might be populated by body men? BF
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload

Try http://www.fullsizechevy.com/forum.php
Good luck
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload

Thank you again. BF
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload

Motorsforum.com is a website by car enthusiasts for car enthusiasts. It is not affiliated with any of the car or spare part manufacturers or car dealers discussed here. All logos and trade names are the property of their respective owners.