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1998 F150 only 1 wiper works, the other slips

If i tighten the stud nut the wiper works for a short time but then begins slipping again. The stud rotates when the wipers are on but the wiper arm slips. tighten too much and it won't rotate. Thanks for any input.

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Virtually all wiper arm systems have notches and grooves on the wiper arm and stud to keep them in place and make them move. If you take the arm that doesn't work off, you will probably find it has stripped, it is easy to do because they are only made of "white metal". Also check the head of the stud to see if it is stripped as well. If you are unsure, you can remove the side that works for comparison. The wiper arm and stud are available at the dealer and aren;t that hard to change by yourself. Hope this helps.

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If you take the wiper arm off then with a pointed puch, punch around the hole where the spindal slips strough it will make the hole smaller this allowing it to grip onto the spindal, tighten the wiper arm and give it a try nut and hopfully problem sorted, 4 punch marks should do it.
hope it works.

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