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96 safari rear wiper arm removal

I switched out the rear hatch with an older model that does not have a module for the wiper motor so I have to switch motors to keep the wiring compatible.My problem is I cant get the wiper arm off the motor shaft. There is a what seems like a retainer clip that slips out about halfway but thats all I can see. The big plastic nut that holds the shaft is loosened & I yank & pry but nothing gives. I have oiled where the shaft & arm come together but I dont want to yank too hard & cheese the whole assembly

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Wiper arms are fitted to a tapered and splined shaft and they can become very tight on the shaft even without the problems of poor maintenance - when servicing a vehicle I always loosen the wiper arm retaining nuts and apply a small amount of chain lube and retighten. Subsequent removal becomes a little easier and the chance of snapping a wiper spindle much reduced.

These days few wiper arms can be removed without using a small gear puller that is sold by tool outlets for the purpose of removing most wiper arms. Recently a colleague needed to manufacture a "special" for a particular car because mine wouldn't fit.

Rear wipers receive no maintenance at all generally and being more exposed to the weather, salt, road dirt, corrosion can be a big factor when removing the arm from the spindle. This is especially so when the rear wiper arm is plastic with a moulded-in ally hub. I have in the past had to resort to carefully cutting and grinding away the arm in order not to risk the spindle or the glass.

I suggest you try a wiper arm puller and a little gentle heat and if that doesn't seem to be working then cutting, grinding or drilling would be the best solution, after protecting the glass with lots of forgiving material...

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These are a tight fit...Spray a little penetrating lubricant onto it and let it sit for about 20 minutes. You will notice there are splines that match up from the drive unit to the base of the wiper arm...sometimes these can get a little corroded and becasue of the relative surface area it makes them a real pain to get off. You may need to just pry against it gently with a flat head scredriver after you spray on the lubricant. Pray at it from all different sides of the base so that it doesn't bind up and get crooked.

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SOURCE: have loosened the panel, all retianing clips I

There is normally some screws in the handle door that stick to door panel,also you may need to remove manual window handle..(depends if this applies here)...

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To take the motor off you'll have to take off the rear hatch interior plastic cover, remove a few bolts inside, and then take off the wiper and arm to remove a large bolt. I have a 1999 grand cherokee and had three bad rear wiper motors with different problems. I just gave up and don't use it anymore :(

Also, if you're really bad with cars, you can just take the whole wiper and arm off until someone else can fix it :)

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Hi there:
Isnt a diagram but If you have removed the motor, here is the motor installation procedure....

INSTALLATION PROCEDURE

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Align the wiper motor to the wiper drive system module. NOTE: Refer to Fastener Notice in Service Precautions.
Install the wiper drive system module to wiper motor screws. Tighten Tighten the wiper drive system module to wiper motor screws to 7 N.m (62 lb in) .
Connect the electrical connector to the wiper motor.
Install the crank arm on the wiper motor.


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Rotate the washer solvent container into the installation position.
Install the washer solvent container screws. Tighten Tighten the washer solvent container screws to 6 N.m (53 lb in) .
Inspect the wipers for proper operation.


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Also, here is the crank arm procedure...

REMOVAL PROCEDURE

Remove the wiper system module cover.
Remove the drive link from the wiper motor crank arm.

2.1. Loosen the drive link screws.
2.2. Remove the drive link from the wiper motor crank arm.

Remove the wiper motor crank arm cover and seal.
Remove the wiper motor crank arm from the wiper motor.

4.1. Loosen the wiper motor crank arm screw.
4.2. Tap on the wiper motor crank arm screw with a soft-faced mallet while holding up on the wiper motor crank arm until the wiper motor crank arm loosens from the wiper motor.
4.3. Remove the wiper motor crank arm screw and the wiper motor crank arm from the wiper motor.

INSTALLATION PROCEDURE


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Install the wiper motor crank arm onto the wiper motor.

1.1. Turn the ignition switch to the ACCY position.
1.2. Set the wiper switch to PULSE position. The wiper motor should be operating.
1.3. Turn the ignition switch to OFF when the wiper motor is in the innerwipe position.

IMPORTANT: Do not rotate the wiper motor shaft during the installation of the wiper motor crank arm.

1.4. Install the wiper motor crank arm on the wiper motor while maintaining a 4-8 mm (0.157-0.315 in) gap between the V-grove in the wiper motor crank arm and the tab.

NOTE: Refer to Fastener Notice in Service Precautions.

Install the wiper motor crank arm screw. Tighten Tighten the wiper motor crank arm screw to 16 N.m (12 lb ft) .
Install the wiper motor crank arm cover and seal.


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Check the gap between the wiper motor crank arm and tab. If the gap is not 4-8 mm (0.157-0.315 in) , remove the wiper motor crank arm and repeat installation steps.
Install the drive link onto the wiper motor crank arm.
Install the drive link screws. Tighten Tighten the drive link screws to 5 N.m (44 lb in) .
Install the wiper system module cover.
Inspect the wipers for proper operation.

Additional procedures: Wiper Motor Module Replacement.

TOOLS REQUIRED
J 39822 Wiper Arm Puller

REMOVAL PROCEDURE

Turn the ignition switch to the ACCY position.
Set wiper switch to the PULSE position.
Turn the ignition off when the wiper arms are in the innerwipe position and not moving.
Disconnect the washer hose from the washer nozzle.
Remove the cover from the wiper arm nut.
Remove the wiper arm nut from the wiper transmission drive shaft.
Using J 39822 remove the wiper arm from the wiper transmission.
Remove the wiper blade from the wiper arm.
Clean the knurls of the wiper transmission drive shaft with a wire brush.



Install the wiper blade onto the wiper arm.
Install the wiper arm onto the wiper transmission drive shaft. IMPORTANT: Hold the measuring device at 90 degrees (perpendicular) to the wiper blade tip.
Measure the distance from the wiper blade tip to the solid edge of the windshield blackout. Position the wiper arms at the following distances:

LH - 147 mm (5.79 in) above the glass blackout.
RH - 123 mm (4.84 in) below the glass blackout.

NOTE: Refer to Fastener Notice in Service Precautions.



Install the wiper arm nut onto the wiper transmission drive shaft. Tighten Tighten the wiper arm nut to 48 N.m (35 lb ft) .
Install the cover on the wiper arm nut. IMPORTANT: Lubricate the washer hose with the windshield washer solvent to ease installation on the washer nozzle.
Install the washer hose on the washer nozzle.
Inspect the wipers for proper operation.



Remove the wiper arms from the vehicle.
Remove the air inlet grille panel.
Remove the wiper motor.
Remove the air inlet panel to wiper motor module screws.
Remove the wiper motor module from the vehicle.
Remove the insulators from the wiper motor module.

INSTALLATION PROCEDURE

Install the insulators onto the wiper motor module.
Align the wiper motor module to the air inlet panel. NOTE: Refer to Fastener Notice in Service Precautions.
Install the air inlet panel to wiper motor module screws. Tighten Tighten the air inlet panel to wiper motor module screws to 10 N.m (89 lb in) .
Install the wiper motor.
Install the air inlet grille panel.
Install the wiper arms onto the vehicle.
Inspect the wipers for proper operation.

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Windshield Wiper Motor Removal & Installation To Remove:
Using the J 39232, remove the wiper transmission from the wiper motor crank arm. gmpc_wa_1.gif

  1. Remove the wiper arms
  2. Remove the air inlet grille panel.
  3. Disconnect the connectors from the wiper motor assembly.
  4. Remove the three screws and the wiper drive system module.
  5. Using GM special tool J 39232 or equivalent, separate the wiper motor crank arm from the wiper drive ball joint.
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