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Windshield Wiper Motor Replacement

I am in the process of replacing the wiper motor. The new one includes the motor and linkage. I have removed the wiper arms, plastic cowl, electrical connection and all bolts....now the motor and linkage should just pop right out...but it doesnt.....any secret to this? it catches on the base of the windshield!! Please dont tell me the windshield has to be removed....Please help!!!!

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    Candace Bayer Apr 02, 2014

    You can pop the rear linkage bar off, right at the middle joint. Use a screw driver to pry it apart. Then just use duck tape along the bottom of your windshield to keep it from any knicks.

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Nope, but you have to position the linkage in just the right position so that it will clear the windshield glass and the brackets that are located below the windshield.
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Removal & Installation
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Disconnect the wiper motor electrical connector.
  3. Remove the four mounting bolts securing the motor to the firewall.
  4. Using a suitable prybar, carefully separate the wiper motor from the wiper linkage and remove the motor.

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  2. Position the motor on the firewall and secure the motor with the four mounting bolts. Tighten the mounting bolts to 75 ft. lbs. (102 Nm).
  3. Connect the electrical connector.
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Remove the air inlet grille panel. Refer to Air Inlet Grille Panel Replacement .
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