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Driveside wiper not moving. Passenger still works. Took motor off can only find one arm in hole can I get plastic grill off to see further?

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Try tightening the nut where the wiper arm attatches to the linkage.
These sometimes back off.

Posted on Nov 25, 2008

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What's left? The linkage to the other arm, and the connection of the arm to the pivot shaft assembly. Let's find out:

1. Remove the inoperative wiper arm. You will expose the shaft that the wiper arm attaches to. It will have a head on it that looks like a small peanut butter cup, with shallow ridges or splines all the way around it. This can be formed on the end of the shaft, or it can be a separate piece that is removable. If you don't see it, it may have come off with the wiper arm, so look for it to be still embedded in the wiper arm hole. Once you find it, how do those splines look? Are they stripped? If so, they may be rotating within the arm instead of rotating the arm itself.

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p.s. I have pictures that need to be resized before I can post

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