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Wiper motor arm keeps coming off

I ATTACHED ARM FROM MOTOR .RUNS FOR A WHILE THEN POPS OFF.DOES IT NEED TO BE PRESSED ON.

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SOURCE: wiper arm removal 1997 GMC Jimmy

youll have to raise the hood on the truck to access the screws that hold it in place there should be 2 of them holding it

Posted on Oct 25, 2008

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According to AllData, you don't have to remove the motor to install a new switch. Subsequently, AllData doesn't give direction on wiper arm or motor removal. Here are the only diagrams they give for switch replacement.

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Posted on Nov 26, 2008

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SOURCE: 2005 Nissan Murano - wiper arm

Check the nut, that holds the wiper arm on. It may be loose. Tighten nut and recheck. Let me know what you find.

Posted on Dec 01, 2008

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SOURCE: Windshield wiper arm disconnected

I can not get the wiper arms off my 86 dodge ramcharger!!!

Posted on Mar 27, 2009

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SOURCE: Rear Wiper does not move

My 2005 Malibu Maxx the motor works but the wiper arm barely moves

Posted on Jan 27, 2010

ftw1952
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SOURCE: How do you remove the windshield wiper arms

The wiper arms have a push in tab at the very bottom at the fitting that is pressed into the wiper linkage below the screen. Use a flat headed screwdriver to pry out the tab. Once out the arm can be pulled right off. Now you can remove the cowling screen

Posted on Apr 07, 2010

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!998 taurus windshield wiper on the drivers side moves but is out of cink with the passenger side and can hold it still when passenger side is running. something with mechanism.


Your wiper transmission is bad or disconnected. The part with the arms that are moving under the windshield cowling is called a wiper transmission. The main connection to these arms is a pin on the wiper motor which has a clip. The cowling is the area directly under the windshield. You may be able to unscrew the cowling and remove it to access the shaft arms on the wiper transmission.

You may need to remove the wiper motor to get at the clip on the motor. Then each arm is mounted to the base of the cowling. These are the stubs which the wiper arms attach to. Usually the shaft arms are a permanent part of the piece which fits over the motor. But is worth a look at what broke to see how it used to be attached.

If the transmission arms were in a pressed-on fitting, you will either have to replace it or improvise a new connection. The connection will have to be secure, yet not drag on the wiper, and not make noise. That kinda makes a new part or Salvage yard part your options.

By going to a Salvage yard first, you will learn how the part comes off. Gather extra screws for the ones you may drop reinstalling the part. And if you break something on the Salvage car, you will know better when you work on yours.

I hope you found this solution helpful.

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Most likely it is the linkage between the driver and passenger blade arms. The easiest way to find out is to remove the cowling and look...you should see the wiper motor, the motor arm that links to the driver arm and the linkage between the driver arm and passenger arm...this is held together by a plastic clip and that clip is most likely going to be broken when you look...it's fairly easy to replace.

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