Originally Posted by cri33
My common sense tells me to take it to the garage and let them do it. No telling what else is going to go wrong on this project. I don't even have the assembly out of the car yet. My heart tells me I can do it but that is just my own pride. Sometimes its wiser to let common sense push pride into the background. This may be one of those times. While they are at it they can take care of the weatherstripping. I am sure they know what to use.
Indeed. The rods do not need bent to remove the assembly. It is best to visit the dealer to avoid further damage.