our 96 legacy outback (2.5) had its rear windshield broken. with no comprehensive coverage from insurance, i need to repair it myself. i've searched, but the closest i've come to finding a tutorial on this is http://www.ultimates...dow-97-outback/
which suggests that replacing the entire gate / hatch / rear door is easier than just the glass
so, in the absence of any DIY writeup on swapping out the gates, I have some questions:
compatible donor models: any 1995-1999 Legacy Outback?
pulling the part from a salvage yard: if i can pull it, how should i go about it? where should i unplug or cut wires? any tricky parts of separating gate from car? if they pull it, anything I should keep an eye out for to ensure the gate and wiring isn't damaged?
what tools should be on hand for both removal and install?
any hints or things to be aware of from anyone who's had the pleasure of such a repair?
thanks in advance, and if successful i'll post a 'how to' on here