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Works for a while after spraying mechanism with WD40, but inevitably seizes again. Anyone know what cuses thiis?

1998 pathfinder rear window wiper keeps seizing.

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Try spraying with white lithium grease or similar after it's unseized. WD-40 is not a lubricant, only loosens rusted parts.

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