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Replaced wiper arms only stop in vertical position. how do I fix this?

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Loosen the nut, (but do not remove the nut) holding the arms on and lift the arm up where the arm is hinged ( where the spring is) and reposition the arm where you want to to be when stopped and tighten the nut back up.

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