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2006 cobalt wipers dont move. but the moto is running, so how do i get to the wiper rod or motor section to tighten nuts or replace motor at please! please send a pictures etc. too me too. thankyou..

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Hello
I would first try to tighten the wiper arms first where the arms bolt to the rods at the cowl remove the plastic caps and tighten the 13mm nuts that hold them down then you might need to adjust them if they wipe past the windshield
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