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I have a 1997 caviliar when i turn the wiper switch off the wiper arms stop in the straight up position

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If the wiper motor or arms have been replaced, someone didn't get them in the right spot, many times you can turn wipers off then remove wiper arms and reinstall them at desired stop point. Be sure and reinstall them with wiper switch in off position at desired level close to bottom of windshield.

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2: Use a small screwdriver and pry the plastic caps from the wiper arm mounting ends.

3: Disconnect negative battery terminal

4: Remove the small retaining nup from each wiper arm, then the arms.

5: Remove the cowl screen by turning the eight plastic retainers 1/4 turn counterclockwise. Next remove the six screen retaining clips. If it's a 2000 or later, remove four bolts that secure the arm monting bar so that you can access the wiper motor.

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