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My 2001 Buick Regal driver side wind shield wiper arm is stripped, it wipes at random. Please help

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Wiper arm stripped or motor shaft.

If it the arm, there are replacements available at niminal cost-Dorman 4355 around 17.00, be careful to get the correct one, driver side has a bend in it, passenger side is straight.


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I don't know what you mean by stripped, but iam gessing you mean it won't stay on the windshild when it wipes. have you tride another blade? if not i would try that first. if that dosent work you may have to try another wiper arm. all wipers will do what yours is doing when conditions are just right. you can minamise this problem maybe with a double wiper blade. hope this will help. OLD SCHOOL.

Posted on Jan 10, 2009

  • ccn7 Jan 10, 2009

    i think i figured out what you ment by stripped. if its what i think it is, were talking about the wiper mecanism under the cowl, and the part that comes up thru where the wiper arm slides on, its ribbed and the ribbed part is stripped, (right), if its just the arm thats stripped get another one at your local bone yard. if its the part that protudes up out of the cowel that might be a tougher fix. i don't know if the ribbed part on mecanism can be chg.or not without looking at it. maybe you can find someone in your area that can tell you if it can be chg. if not changeable replace mecanism. OLD SCHOOL.

  • ccn7 Jan 11, 2009

    i am sorry what i told you did not help, i can only go by what little information was given. and i am still in the dark about your problem, only other thingit could be is the wiper motor itself.



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