Ok so I was a total girl about this one thing being I grew up fixing stuff aroud a garage with my uncle I can not believe I fell to the duh gurl victum syndrom.... anyhow
I went to replace 2 stripped wiper arms and in advertantly rotated the driver side wiper arm in its normal arch and heard a pop, now on that side the wiper motor pin dsnt turn, i was wondering since i have no idea and with the outter sield panel off you cant tell if there is a arm and plastic piece connecting it to the passanger side to where i believe the motor sits dead center....can anyone tell me how it looks or should look so when i feel in the tight area I will know what to be on the hand look out for?
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Re: Wiper Arm Change gone wrong..help
Hi don,t panic all the wiper arms i have come across are metal and have a plastic bush in the ends that are greased for ease of rotating the problem you have is which end haspoped off it could be the centre bush or it could be the passenger side you will need to strip covering away to see and to get at the arm to get it back on they usually press back on sometimes are a little awkward but can use mole grips or plyers to clip it back together the secret is no to get flustered with it best of luck yates210456
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As your uncles suggested, Airbags are sophisticated mechanism. If you try to repair, maybe but may NOT be you may get them fine. Better, contact Authorized Service Station and confirm whether that feature is completely restore able.
Time for a tune up if it sounds like it's running on 3 cylinders - misfiring.
Mine, 2001 Alero, ran great one day and I could not get it out of the garage the next. This is easy stuff, right on top of the engine. I'm a girl and with a little guy friend help - got it done. Here is how I solved the issue:
I would suggest this order of operations to address the issue unless you just want a once and done solution of purchasing everything. 2) Remove spark plugs, clean or replace. Purchase 4 plug on coil boots and install. Button the car back up and try to turn it on. 2) If that does not work, buy the ignition coil housing. Put the new boots and old coils in the new housing. Button car back up and try to run. The housing seems to be key to fixing the issue. And while I don't have testing to support it, I believe the new springs (coils) that come packaged with the housing are what makes this work. They have more tension then the old ones and cause the ignition coil packs to 'float' a bit where they are seated. I guess this because I could not find any damage to my old housing. 3) If that does not work a cylinder or two may have become crapped up and frozen due to the backfiring. Marvel Miracle oil or similar, if placed in the cylinder (an ounce or two) via the spark plug orifice, left to soak a few hours, then buttoned up and turned on, may free the pistons. Expect a lot of smoke while clearing the pistons. 4) Test the ignition module and replace if bad - this is the most expensive component and not returnable. Have the new one tested too before you walk out the door with it. Mine runs! Good luck with yours.
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
It could be a relatively easy fix or it could take some effort. First, try repositioning the wiper. By flipping up the end cap of the wiper arm and backing off the set screw that holds it on the wiper motor post. Remember, what position it was in by placing a piece of tape on the windshield. Pull the wiper arm off by pulling it off in line ith the angle of the wiper motor post. Take a close look at the splines of both the wiper blade arm and wiper motor. If either is damaged you will have to replace that component. Estimate the amount of adjustment you need and reinstall the wiper blade arm that amount in relationship to the piece of tape. Tighten set screw and try it. If it still does it but less then repeat the process until you get it adjusted correctly. If there was no change thing it could be the wiper motor and that takes some effort to replace.
First try measuring the length of the wiper blade and calling your dealer or auto parts store to verify
that the length is truly correct. Technicians might have grabbed the wrong length. If that's ok, go
back to the people who repaired the accident damage and ask them if the arm was correctly installed,
sometimes one notch on the shaft of the the blade arm will make the difference in wiper blade travel,
if both of these possibilities fail, then maybe the shaft might be bent, or loose. Hope this helps-Jim
If you lift the wiper arms off the window to reduce friction and operate the wipers, do they both move? If the shaft and wiper arm doesn't move on the bad wiper, take it to a garage as it is a big job to replace the mechanism. If the shaft of the bad arm moves, the nut holding the wiper arm onto the rotating shaft should be tightened. If that does not fix the problem you should remove the nut and wiper arm and inspect the splined shaft end for wear. Clean the grooves and reattach the arm. This will normally fix most bad wipers and helps them do their "wiping thing".
i have a 93 gmc seirra 4x4 it did the same thing there is a big problem with the shifting silinoid that goes bad mine wouldnt shift in to second gear so i took it 2 my uncles garage and the first to second silinoid was bad so i would check that first b4 u took it 2 a tranny shop
If the driver's side is working OK then most likely your problem lies with the attachment of the passenger side arm to the transmission. The transmission is the linkage between the wiper motor and the wiper arms. Often the female or socket part of the arm has become stripped due to turning the wipers on whilst they are ice/snow stuck to the windshield. Remove the cap at the base of the arm, often this is already gone. Get a socket wrench and remove the nut which is exposed. Now gently pry the entire arm up and away from the splined stub sticking out, maybe some liquid wrench or WD40 could help here. Do NOT pry against the windshield. Take your removed wiper arm to a salvage or junk yard and have them sell you another just like it but making sure the inside of the stub socket is not already stripped smooth too. Put it on in the reverse order, firmly tightening the nut.