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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Pull the wiper arm away from the glass until it is straight out. Then take a small flat blade screw driver and release the retaining clip at the base of the pivot arm. The carefully pry the pivot arm from the shaft.
Posted on Apr 15, 2009
SOURCE: replace the rear wiper arm shaft
There is a plastic cover that pops off at the pivot end of the wiper arm. pulling up on this with a hook of some kind from the furthest end should release it. Under it you will find a nut that holds the wiper arm to the shaft. It's quite common for the nut to come loose and the shaft spins without moving the arm. Try tightening this nut (with the ignition on, be sure the wiper motor is off, then turn off ignition and put the wiper arm in the parked position). This is a common problem if you've ever tried to turn on the wiper when it was frozen to the glass.
Posted on Feb 26, 2010
SOURCE: I replaced the lifters in
1.5 and 1.8 engines:
* Install the rocker arm and shaft assemblies. Tighten the rocker arm shaft retainer bolts to 23 ft. lbs. (32 Nm).
* Check valve adjustment and install the valve cover. Tighten the valve cover bolts to 16 inch lbs. (1.8 Nm) for the 1.5L engine or to 29 inch lbs. (3.3 Nm) for the 1.8L engine.
* Lubricate the rocker shaft with clean engine oil and install the rockers and springs in their proper places.
* Install the rocker shaft assemblies on the engine. Tighten the bolts gradually and evenly to 21-25 ft. lbs. (29-35 Nm).
Fig. Rocker arm shafts and components-2.4L engine
* Fit the rocker shaft springs from above and position them so that they are at right angles to the plug side. Install the rocker springs before installing the exhaust side rocker shaft and rocker arm assembly.
* Install the exhaust side rocker shaft assembly in the engine. Tighten the rocker shaft mounting bolts gradually and evenly to 23 ft. lbs. (32 Nm).
* Remove the lash adjuster retaining tools.
* Install the rocker cover and tighten the mounting bolts to 30 inch lbs. (3 Nm).
* Reinstall the spark plug wires to the spark plugs.
Posted on Sep 06, 2010
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I assume you have the 4.0L engine. Your rockers are probably worn out where they contact the rocker pivot. I have seen this several times. It is due to low oil pressure. Replacing the rockers and pivots will help the problem with noise, engine not running properly, etc. but it will only do it again unless the low oil pressure problem is fixed. It usually requires replacement of the oil pump to fix it. While the oil pump is being fixed, the main and rod bearings should also be checked. I have done a couple of these where the rockers were completely worn out but there was no apparent damage to the main and rod bearings. I have also done a couple where all the bearings were trashed as well.
Posted on Dec 29, 2010
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