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Broken wiper arm on 1997 Chev Malibu

The passanger side arm broke off in 2 places. I opened the hood and tried to take off the plastic cover below the windshield, but i couldnt get the drivers side wiper off after i took off the cap and nut. How do i pry that off without breaking another wiper arm, and replace the other one. Thank you

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The best option is a small puller, but you probably dont have one so...put the nut back on, run it down on the threads just enough for the nut to be all the way on, but no thread protruding from it. Now lightly pry on the bottom of the arm while tapping on the nut with a hammer, the shock should loosen the tapered connection and pop off the arm.

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