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Wiper blade arm is not working. I turned the wiper blades on while there was ice on the windshield. I may have striped the arm.

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Yes, you probably stripped them. : ( Remove one of them and try your wipers again. If the shaft is still turning inspect the wiper arm mounting...its probably smooth. Generally the arm mounting is made of a softer metal than the wiper shaft, so all you need to do is wire brush the wiper shafts to remove any material in the serations and install new wiper arm assemblies.

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