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Check the drivers side wiper arm. The bottom of arm that mounts onto the shaft has a hole that has grooves and the shaft also has ridges which marries togather. Check the arm or the shaft the grooves may be smoothed out as a result the arm may not move when the shaft is turning. The arm may need to be replaced or the nut that holds the arm in place may be loose.this should solve the problem.
You must remove the wiper arm to make sure the serrations on both the arm and where it mounts to are not damaged. Turn on the wipers and see if the nub that the wiper arm mounts to is moving.
If it isn't, there is a mechanism called the Wiper Transmission. It is located in the cowl at the bottom of the windshield. The device has a number of arms. The arm that connects the right side to the transmission is off. This is usually the fault of a small round plastic piece at the end of the arm. Simply putting it back on is nit recommended because it will probably fall off again. This plastic piece is attainable at most good auto parts places.
The first thing to check is a 13mm nut that holds the wiper arm in place.See if you can move the wiper arm freely back and forth.There is a nut at the base of that wiper arm,Lift up a cover that is hiding the nut. If it comes loose from being froze from ice or snow. Put the wiper in its rest position and tighten the nut back up.
When you tried to move the wiper with the ice it probably broke an inner componette and connecting rodes from motor. You'll haft to inspect the rodes and motor to know what damage is done but it you can move the wiper easily by hand it's definitly broke. If it is real hard and dont want to move it might be jammed and you might be able to move it alittle to move it back into place.
If the driver side wiper is working then the linkage under the long thin grille at the lower of the windshield has disconnected. You can remove the screws from the wiper cover assy cover and usually snap the link rod back on fairly easy. This usually happens when folks do not take the time in winter to clear the windshield of ice before turning on the wipers. If the wiper blades are stuck to the windshield and you turn them on this linkage will pop off and you can also strip out the wiper arm where it bolts on to the pivot, you can should try and tighten this nut first and get lucky. See if the pivot is moving is so tighten the nut at the bottom of the wiper arm. If the pivot is not turning it is the link rod.
vehicle may have a stripped wiper arm.( remove wiper arm,turn on wipers & see if splined knob is moving ),if so turn off wipers & replace wiper arm.or if knob does not move then have to remove cowel & check linkage to wiper transmission!
There is a linkage that connects the driver side and passenger side wipers so they can work in tandem. That linkage has either broken or come loose at the driver side wiper or the passenger side wiper. Check this link to see how wipers operate and then you can examine yours to see where the problem exists.