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Wiper Linkage There was some snow and ice on my windshield, I turned the wipers on and my driver's side wiper stopped working. The passenger side worked no problem. So, I took apart the wiper area and found that the linkage to the driver's side wiper had come off. Do you just push it back on or does it screw back on somehow? So, I just pushed it back on, but everything back and now when I turn on the wipers they seem like they're stuck and trying to move. What should I do now? Should I try to retighten everything?

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  • jazzash Sep 16, 2008

    Thank you!!!

  • foxygirl100 Dec 17, 2008

    My drivers side got stuck and stopped working....but i can't see how you can even get to the mechanism to fix it...help..i REALLY don't want to have to go to the garage just for that....passenger side works fine..any advise in very basic terminology would be greatly appreciated.

    Judy..my is a 2000 Altima

  • Anonymous Mar 15, 2014

    when i turn on the rear wiper its does nothing. no blown fuse no other problems.

  • Anonymous Mar 28, 2014

    Linkage on passenger side not working

  • Anonymous Mar 28, 2014

    the drivers side wiper moves but eventually moves off of windshield. i can push it back in the proper position but it moves again within a few strokes

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Take off both of the wiper arms and try to use wipers if they are moving you didn't install the arms correctly. If thats the case with the arms off and the wipers running turn them off with the wiper switch and wait for them to "park", then tun off the ignition and reinstall the arms in their proper location. Also when the linkage falls off you should replace it with a new one. It is a ball and socket fitting and when it fails it spreads the plastic socket and loosens it up. It is also reccommended when you are inside there you should always replace the linkages in pairs and also check the pivots (the knurled studs that the wiper arms bolt to) for play and if necessary replace these as well. Good luck.

Posted on Sep 16, 2008

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    Jeanette Petersen May 19, 2015

    Mike can you tell me where I can order a pivot piece for a 2011 nissan juke or if a pivot from another assembly would work. I have spoken to a local nissan dealer and he is saying I have to order the whole assembly which is over $700. All I need is the little plastic piece, or that one linkage piece.

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Remove the wiper arms and then remove the cowl and you should be able to see the linkages then.

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yes the wipers pull off and you need to get the linkage from the dealer the parts just snap on

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You'll need to remove the cowling between the windshield and the hood. The wipers will have to be removed. You can see the screws thru the grill in the cowlling

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