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Driver's side wiper froze and broke on PT Cruiser.

My wiper blades were frozen to the windshield and I turned on the car and didn't realize the wipers were turned on.  Now the driver's side is broken.  Passenger side works fine.

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  • randysolvang Dec 16, 2008

    You are my hero!  It worked like a charm.  I took off the cap with my fingernail (see how easy) and discovered the blue Locktite on the nut was cracked, indicating the nut had moved.  I was able to turn the nut with my fingers.  I took it off, found a socket that fit (1/2") and aligned the wiper blade, tightened the nut and it works great!


    Yesterday I went to the Dealer and they said it was a plastic clip on the linkage that had broken.  They wanted me to pay a $65 diagnostic fee and estimated a 2 hour fix which would be $130 plus parts.  My car has 37,500 miles so they also said it is not covered by warranty.

  • Anonymous Jan 01, 2009

    I have the same problem with my  2006 Toyota camry. In fact this is the second time it happened. The first time was under warrranty.  Would the solution be the same .

  • Anonymous Mar 23, 2014

    when turning on wiper blades they dont work

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On the wiper arm at the bottom is a plastic cap. remove it and underneath is a 13 or 15 mm nut line the wiper back up and tighten the nut. the wiper should work.

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  • Russell Bailey Dec 16, 2008

    glad i could help...sorry to see your dealer couldnt....have a great day

  • Haley Rogers
    Haley Rogers Nov 09, 2014

    Years alter, but I just had hte same problem with my PT. First snow today and my husband went for the wipers over the scraper. Very pleased that I can tell him i fixed it. Thanks for your knowledge!

  • Haley Rogers
    Haley Rogers Nov 09, 2014

    (years LATER)

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