My wifes Jeep Liberty has a rear wiper blade that seems to lock in the down position not allowing the arm to be moved even slightly in order to get your fingers to the lock that releases the blade. Do you know if there is a way to override it so I can fold open the arm and change the blade?
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the wiper arm is held against the glass by a spring-corrosion in the arm doesn't allow the spring to pull it against the glass-in order to position it properly take the arm off,run the wiper while watching it-you need 2 people for this job-noting where it starts from and where it ends at. put the wiper where it looks close to where it should be and try it you may have to reposition it a few times. as far as the wiper arm being corroded-I would replace it. the reason its going down right now is because its in the wrong position from the carwash-these things can be nasty to get off-you can get a tool at the auto parts stores-ie autozone ,advanced auto or pepboys-cheers Denny
You will need a 13-inch wiper blade for the rear window. 1 - When removing the wiper blade lift the wiper arm away from the window. ----- 2 - With one hand holding the wiper arm press the small tab on the underside of the wiper blade where it meets the wiper arm. ----- 3 - Slide the wiper blade off of the arm by pulling the center toward the bottom of the arm.----- 4 - Lightly lay the wiper arm on the window.----- 5 - Prepare your new wiper blade by taking the curved part of the plastic clip and line it up with the curve of your wiper arm. ----- 6 - Lift the wiper arm and press it through the center of the wiper blade up and over the plastic clip. 7 - Pull the wiper blade up until it clicks. Place the arm back on the window.
on some of these models, there is a plastic piece made into the wiper arm, remove the plastic piece, and arm should be able to be brought backwards, if no plastic piece is there, then you press onto a small plastic clip that is on the wiper arm, and push wiper blade downward, this should release the wiper blade.
You can make use of following procedure to replace rear wiper in ur scion xd. Pull the rear wiper arm away from the rear window in order to access the wiper blade.
Locate the hinge where the blade mechanism meets the wiper
arm and squeeze the plastic tabs on the blade in order to release it
from its locked position on the arm. In some cases, instead of tabs,
there is a small button that must be pressed to release the wiper from
Detach the blade from the arm and slide the old blade out. Insert the new blade into the wiper arm and lock the blade in place.
Return the wiper arm to its set position. Before driving, wet
the window and test the wiper to make sure it is operating properly.
Take it to any parts store and they will do it for you for free, there are three types, the rocker type which you have to raise the wiper arm away from the glass then pull the tab up then slide the wiper down and slide the wiper off the wiper arm. but the best thing is have someone show you how to do it for the first time sometimes they can be tough to get off.
Raise the rear wiper blade to the position as shown in the
illustration where the meshing of the claw disengages with a clicking
sound. NOTE: Be careful not to break the claw.
Pull straight the rear wiper blade to vehicle's left from the wiper arm. NOTE: Do not fold the rear wiper arm with the rear wiper blade removed from it.
REMOVE REAR WIPER RUBBER
Place the rear wiper with the rear end of the rubber protruded from the blade stopper as shown in the illustration. NOTE: Do not pull out the wiper rubber forcibly, as the backing plates will become deformed or the blade claws will become damaged. HINT: The rubber can be easily pulled out by pushing the middle area of the blade.
INSTALL REAR WIPER RUBBER
Install the 2 wiper rubber backing plates to the rear wiper rubber. NOTE: Be careful to observe and keep direction of curvature for correct replacement.
b. Insert the rear wiper rubber from the claw of the middle of the rear wiper blade into the rear end position.
c. After passing the rear wiper rubber through the rear end side claw,
protrude it from the rear end stopper and pass it through the front tip
you will need a flat screwdriver about 5/16 or 3/8's wide. to pry your wiper blade off. pull back on your wiper arm while prying with your screwdriver. work on both sides of your wiper blade, you will notice it starting to come off a bit at a time. just keep working it till it falls off.... good luck sawdust46