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Did a little You-tubing and I do have the Schwintek system. Grabbed a ladder and went up to lok at the top where the motor is and realized I need to replace the seal across the top. Doesn't look like a horrible job, has anybody done that?

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There are several different styles of slide seals. I replaced my top one, which was a D-bulb style, that just slides in a track on the wiper. It was a simple job.

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troy t wrote:

Did a little You-tubing and I do have the Schwintek system. Grabbed a ladder and went up to lok at the top where the motor is and realized I need to replace the seal across the top. Doesn't look like a horrible job, has anybody done that?


Read about calibrating the Schwintek slides. Doing this will help your slides go in and out squarely.
Once you replace the one damaged seal lube the others with a silicone spray. I do the seal and the side of the slides to make them slick (so that the seal will slide easily). KEN


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I, too, have the Schwintek slide and have replaced the top seal as described above. I find any wet lubricant like silicon makes the seals sticky and creates drag. Baby powder is a better option and there is very little friction and it doesn't soften or deteriorate the seals.


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Just the bulb seal looks easy but on the top and one side I need to replace the wiper seal also. Fun stuff. Makes my memories of the old hybrid much fonder!

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