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Nut provides torque to hold wiper body firm to transmission knub

Occasionally, the nut on the drivers side wiper looses up, as there is no lock washer, and the blade can get tangled in the passengers wiper.  Of course, this only breaks during a Florida downpour (3X) I have not yet not yet seen the stripped condition of the transfer knub (don;t know what to call it) but I imagine it needs replacement as well  as the entire  wiper arm assembly-  I have never seen one with a hole for a treaded screw and nut to hold the blade.  Unusual design.

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Yes it is but there is more than 1 way to tie your shoes! I would replace the arm assembly and use a high quality epoxy, like JB WELD or an epoxy we use in replacing body panels called panel bond. Clean the old hub with a brass brush and the new part just needs to be washed with acetone or a like cleaner. Apply a small amount to each and install. No more sword fighting wiper blades. Your welcome in advance...dc

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