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Passenger Windshield Wiper Not Working

I have a 2004 cavalier and the passsenger wiper stopped working. It seems that the piece that connects the wiper to the llinkage arm is worn or broken and when re-attached will only stay attached for a few minutes before popping off again. What is this copnnection joint called and can I get it from a parts store separately? Is it part of another piece that can easily be replaced? I'd rather not take it to the dealer if I don't have to.

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  • jnh1star Dec 24, 2008

    I have the same exact problem, there is a white bushing, I attempted to press the two parts together for quite a while, to avail, it did not pop together. I alsoi tried to zip tie two parts together .. It did not work either ... Anyway, Im looking to find the cheapest repair, it looks like the white bushing is pressed into the metal linkage .. Did anybody have luck fixing it ? Thanks



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  • joys_7 Jan 14, 2009

    I too have a 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier that has passenger wiper that stopped working. I'm having a friend take a look first. If he can fix it, I'll let ya know.



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Generally this part SHOULD be available from a dealer (however, from time to time they make this stuff so you must replace the entire wiper transmission (what the entire assembly is called) If you show the parts guy the location of the broken part (he has diagrams on his computer) he can tell you about availability. I just call it a bushing, 'though there may be a lock clip installed over it (if there is, that's probably what's broken) If not available except as a complete transmission, you can likely get what you need at a junkyard.

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Probably referred to as "wiper arm pivot" mechanism. Should be available separately, if nowhere else, dealer or perhaps a good one from recycler (wrecking yard.)

Posted on Dec 12, 2008

  • tdjsperrazza Apr 28, 2011

    I have a similar problem and went to a Certified Chevrolet Dealer, they stated that the white nylon "bushings" are not sold individually by Chevy. They told me I would need to buy an entire wiper arm transmission for $160. The best solution I have gotten from mechanic friends of mine is to remove the black plastic grill cover so you can access the linkage assembly for the wipers. If the bushing will not pop back into place, you can drill through the "ball" on the driver's side arm and put a bolt with a locknut through the hole connecting the two arms. It will serve the same purpose as the bushing. Just be sure to use rubber washers so there is no rubbing.

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