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Wiper arm/s are slipping on the post.

Have tightened nut numerous times; the issue seems to be that the arm socket has become stripped where it slides over the stud on the wiper motor. Need a new wiper arm for driver/passenger side.

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Only fix is to go to a local junkyard and get the same motor/shaft assmbly...if you can't do it yourself...check with the junkyard for references.
Good Luck.

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