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Removing wiper arms on a 1999 caravan

I have the nut on top off but the arm doesn't seem to want to lift off the shaft.
Is there something I don't know here?

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Stand the wiper arm up and wiggle it back and forth. You can also use a battery terminal puller

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I installed a new wiper motor. I ran it before installing the wiper arms. it will not stop at zero. it over travels down into the cowling. I try to rest them higher then they stop some where in the middle...


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Wiper Arm & Blade Removal & Installation Front To Remove:
CAUTION
When the wipers are parked (off), the driver’s wiper arm must be above the passenger’s wiper arm.
  1. Remove the clip holding the outside end of the wiper arm cover to the arm.
  2. Lift the arm cap up to expose the nut.
  3. Remove the wiper arm mounting nut.
  4. Using a suitable two jaw puller, remove the wiper arm from the wiper pivot.
To Install:
  1. Verify that the wiper motor and linkage are in the parked position.
  2. Place the wiper arm in position over the wiper pivot.
  3. Install the nut to hold the wiper arm to the wiper pivot. Torque nut to 26 ft. lbs. (35 Nm). CAUTION
    Make sure to tighten the wiper arm nut properly.
  4. Push the arm cap cover down.
  5. Secure the clip holding the cover to the wiper arm.
Rear To Remove:
  1. Lift and hold the wiper arm away from the rear window.
  2. Lift the lock securing the wiper arm to the pivot.
  3. Slowly release the wiper arm so it rests against the lock.
  4. Remove the wiper arm from the pivot.
To Install:
  1. Install the wiper arm on the pivot.
  2. Pull the arm outward and release the lock.
  3. Gently release the wiper arm until it rests on the rear window.
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I turn on my windshield wipers and i can hear the motor come on but the blades dont move


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  1. Remove the windshield wiper pivot arms (17527).
    1. Remove the nuts (one each side).
    1. Remove the windshield wiper pivot arms.
  1. Remove the LH and RH cowl top vent panels.
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  1. Position the windshield wiper mounting arm and pivot shaft (17566) assembly aside.
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    1. Position the windshield wiper mounting arm and pivot shaft assembly aside.
  1. Remove the windshield wiper mounting arm and pivot shaft assembly.
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    1. Remove the windshield wiper mounting arm and pivot shaft assembly.
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1. Disconnect the negative battery cable
2. Detach washer hoses, lift the wiper arm covers and mark the wiper arm locations on the pivot shaft for later re-installation. Remove the wiper pivot nut and remove the wiper arms.
3. Remove the cowl cover (from chapter 11)
3a. Remove the wiper arms then remove the screws that hold the lower area of the cowl cover to the wiper module.
3b. Disengage the quarter turn fasteners that hold the outer ends of the cowl cover to the wiper module.
3c. Open the hood and release the wing nuts that hold the front of the cowl cover to the wiper module.
3d. Close the hood but do not latch it. Now remove the outboard screws and lift the cover up enough to get to the washer hose.
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ROVER MGF.REMOVING WIPER MECHANISM.


Pivot Shafts and Linkage
The windshield wiper assembly is mounted below cowl top extension (021A36) . Linkages are connected with non-removable plastic ball joints. Windshield wiper mounting arm and pivot shafts are an integral part of the windshield wiper and are serviced as one unit. Removal
  1. Disconnect the battery ground cable (14301). Refer to Section 14-01 .
  1. Remove antenna mast from the antenna base.
  1. Remove cap on LH and RH windshield wiper pivot arms to expose nuts retaining the arms to pivot shafts.
  1. Remove two nuts, one from each of windshield wiper pivot arms . Lift wiper arms to service position, carefully rocking them back and forth to loosen them from the pivot shaft. Lift off windshield wiper pivot arms .
  1. Remove seven screws retaining the cowl top vent panel.
  1. Disconnect windshield washer hose (17A605) at LH side of vehicle just ahead of where it enters cowl top.
  1. Remove hood cowl seal.
  1. Carefully remove cowl top vent panel from vehicle.
  1. Remove three retaining screws to cowl drain tube that is connected to top cowl.
  1. Disconnect wiring harness leading to windshield wiper motor.
  1. Remove five screws retaining cowl top to vehicle and remove cowl top and windshield wiper from vehicle.
  1. Remove two screws and two nuts retaining windshield wiper to cowl top and separate the two parts.
  1. Remove drive linkage from motor shaft linkage.
  1. Remove remaining screws attaching windshield wiper and separate the two parts.
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