The small wheel that holds the wiper assembly and allows wiper to pivot seems to be stripped and does not allow the blade or wiper to operate normally. The passenger side operates fine the driver side is the problem. I need a quick solution & answer.
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Re: driver side wiper gear
It's called a wiper transmission. If it is stripped, you are going to have to replace it. But, usually if you take the metal grate off underneath the wipers, you will find that the plastic grommets that hook to the wiper arms and motor are bad. you can buy them at a parts store. You have to press them in, make sure you pay attention which way the grommets face.
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You have power so electric is ok..Sounds like you have stripped wiper arm connections/post and/or wiper motor gear...or possibly bent operating assembly,,,first remove the arms from the post.they should have a small locking device just under the arm at the bottom..move it out and the arm can be released and removed..once both are off check for stripping on arm and wiper if not stripped turn the wipers on see if they operate..if they do shut them off and let them come to a normal stop...then reapply the blades in the normal operating positions and turn on,,adust if needed..if not check for bent and binding of the rods..It not the motor gear or motor will need to be replaced..If you are mechanically inclined it is nit that hard of a job..there are good videos on UTUBE just ask how to replace wiper motor for you vehicle.Good luck..
remove the arm from the pivot, lift the arm to permit the latch to be
pulled out to the holding position and remove the arm from the pivot
with a rocking motion.
Fig. 1: Mount the wiper blade/arm as shown-Dakota models
Fig. 2: Mount the wiper blade/arm as shown-1994-96 Pick-ups
When installing the arms, the at-rest position of the blades
should be determined before pushing the arm onto the pivot. For Dakota
trucks, the tip of the driver's side blade should be 0.51-2.63 in.
(13-67mm) above the cowl panel and the passenger's side blade should be
0.94-3.06 in. (24-78mm) above the cowl panel. For 1989-93 Pick-ups and
Ramchargers, the driver's side blade should be 1.84 in. (47mm) above the
windshield weatherstripping at the heel of the blade; the passenger's
side blade should be 2.24 in. (57mm) above the weatherstripping. For
1994-96 Pick-ups, the wiper motor must be in the PARK position and the
wiper blade should be about 0.85 in. (22mm) from the upper edge of the
black-out areas at the base of the windshield.
Remove the rear hood seal. Remove the wiper arm assemblies by
raising the wiper blade off the windshield. Move the slide latch away
from the pivot shaft and slowly lower the arm onto the latch. This
unlocks the arm from the pivot shaft and holds the blade off the glass.
Pull the arm from the pivot shaft.
Remove the cowl vent screws and disconnect the washer hoses from the washer jets.
Detach the electrical connectors from the wiper motor.
Remove the wiper assembly attaching screws, lift the assembly out and disconnect the washer hose.
Unsnap and remove the linkage cover.
Remove the wiper module assembly retaining bolts and remove the module from the vehicle.
Remove the linkage retaining clip from the motor operating arm by
lifting the locking tab and pulling the clip away from the pin.
Remove the motor retaining screws and remove the motor from the vehicle.
The installation is the reverse of the removal.
Fig.: Lift up to release the clips and remove the hood-to-cowl weather strip
Fig.: Remove the cowl panel-to-firewall retaining clips
Remove the driver's side then the passenger side cowl panel from the vehicle
Fig.: Detach the electrical connector for the wiper motor
Release the wiper motor retaining clips and remove the cover from the vehicle
Fig.: Remove the wiper module assembly retaining bolts and remove the module from the vehicle
Fig.: Remove the wiper motor retaining bolts and ...
If they're standard Chrysler (and they should be), feel the underside of the blade at the pivot. Inward, there's a plastic strip...press that down and slide the wiper blade toward the base of the arm (inward). Pretty much, the wiper arm terminates in a hook. When you press down on that plastic strip, you free a small peg from a hole that holds the wiper on that hook...then you just slide it off. To put the new one on, just slide the new blade on that same hook until it locks into place.
It sounds like the slave link that connects the driver side pivot to the passenger side pivot needs to be replaced. This link, along with the master link, which connects the motor output crank to the driver side pivot, is located in the wiper module. You'll have to remove the wiper module from the car in order to service.
Lift the windshield wiper pivot arm to the full upright position.
Remove the windshield wiper pivot arm.
Release the locking tab.
Remove the windshield wiper pivot arm.
NOTE: During installation, it is necessary to pull the locking tab out to its full open (unlatched) position and hold while assembling the pivot arm onto the mounting arm and pivot shaft. Align the key on the pivot arm head with the keyway on the shafts. This will make sure the pivot arm is correctly aligned. If necessary, the key can be removed. To adjust wiper pivot arms, refer to Wiper Blade and Pivot Arm Adjustment in this section. To install, reverse the removal procedure.
I believe the blade is the same as my F-250, according to the manual. Pull the wiper away from the windshield, then push on either end of the blade, follow blade to pivot point at center, where blade pivots back and forth on wiper arm (wiper arm will not be moving as you do this). You need to push towards the windshield at this pivot point to push in on the wiper arm and out on the blade assembly to pop the round end of the wiper arm out of the hole in the blade assembly. Look at the new blade to see where this attaches. The new one should snap on to the arm when u squeeze the wiper arm to the blade. I prefer Exact Fit brand, as they seem to fit well. If u purchase at autozone, or advanced auto parts, they will install them for free.
I purchased a Trico "Exact Fit" #12-A rear wiper blade at Advance Auto Parts for my 2006 RAV4. The directions are very clear. It took about 3 minutes. The key is to open the plastic cover at the bottom joint of the blade by spreading the both sides with your index fingers and pulling straight out. This opens the cover and allows you to bring the blade to a 90 degree angle.