can a home mechanic replace a rear windshield glass at home, where can we find instructions

Ronda Emrick

Asked by Nov 06, 2014 at 11:54 AM about the 1988 Ford Mustang

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

rear window, the big back window, not a back seat side window; the rear windshield glass
randomly shattered in the 1988 mustang that belongs to my son in law. he is a home
mechanic & has similar friends; the real question is how do they install a replacement

2 Answers


take it to a real certified mechanic their is a special glue that they use so it doesn't leak


It already sounds like he's in over his head if he doesn't know the tools he needs, but they can be purchased at a local glass shop, special lube and sealer for the weatherstrip around the glass and framework, the install cord makes the job go a lot faster.Make sure he uses a new weatherstrip around the glass as the old one could be stretched or started to rot. HTH

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