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Windshield Wiper Blade Arms

While driving thru a carwash the wipers went on. The drivers side got "Stuck" momentarily on the washer and is now about 45 degrees out of sync. inother words when the wipers are off the drivers side sits up about 45 degrees. The wipers go on but the drivers side starts already up and swings outside the windshield. How do I move it back to it's normal "Home" position? I removed the are but the keyed portion of the motor shaft is rotated the 45 degrees.

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  • sanmartin950 Sep 21, 2008

    The first thing I did was to remove the arms. The arms shaft is keyed with a spline. I can't rotate the spline in order to rotate the wiper arm into the right place. The shaft still rotates when the wipers are turned on, but I can't "force" the shaft around. There is no nut on the arm shaft to remove...

  • sanmartin950 Sep 21, 2008

    I have pulled off the arms. The spline isn't stripped, the whole shaft is rotated about 45 degrees. The wiper arm still operates. The wipers work like they're supposed to it's just that the drivers side starts out about 45 degrees from its original starting point and goes the full travel. it wipes OFF the winshield on the dirvers side then back to 45 degrees from the where it's supposed to start from etc. The whole resting point is off by about 45 degrees and only on the drivers side as that was the one that was caught by the carwash.

  • sanmartin950 Sep 21, 2008

    Is that asm under the hood or under the dash?

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Just pull the wiper arms off and reinstall in the right direction 13mm wrench good luck

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    Jimmy Sep 21, 2008

    need to replace this type of wiper arm. it has a tab on the side to puul them off. the "splines" often strip out and the arm doesnt move. good luck

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    Jimmy Sep 21, 2008

    you need the "transmission" part for this truck good luck thats a job mark as fixya thanks



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