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Passenger wiper quit working

I have a 1999 Buick century and the passenger side windshield wiper has quit working!!!! I tried tightening the little bolt thing that holds it onto the car, and it stated moving like maybe a centimeter up and down, I am out of ideas and don't really have the money for a mechanic, any suggestions would be appreciated. Thank you.

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  • basbeard Feb 28, 2009

    I have a similar issue but mine is the drivers side, and the wiper is completly moveable. Is this a motor issue or possibly a spline. Any help is appreciated.

  • Anonymous Mar 15, 2014

    At times, when operating, each wiper will swing beyond its normal arc. Mechanic said the passenger side wiper head was tight when checked. thank you

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Motor only drives one arm to wipe. the passenger side arm might be disconnected. you have to reomve parts and visulally inspect. you might need a bolt or a washer, but should be an easy realignment fix.

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