My wifes Jeep Liberty has a rear wiper blade that seems to lock in the down position not allowing the arm to be moved even slightly in order to get your fingers to the lock that releases the blade. Do you know if there is a way to override it so I can fold open the arm and change the blade?
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the wiper arm is held against the glass by a spring-corrosion in the arm doesn't allow the spring to pull it against the glass-in order to position it properly take the arm off,run the wiper while watching it-you need 2 people for this job-noting where it starts from and where it ends at. put the wiper where it looks close to where it should be and try it you may have to reposition it a few times. as far as the wiper arm being corroded-I would replace it. the reason its going down right now is because its in the wrong position from the carwash-these things can be nasty to get off-you can get a tool at the auto parts stores-ie autozone ,advanced auto or pepboys-cheers Denny
You can make use of following procedure to replace rear wiper in ur scion xd. Pull the rear wiper arm away from the rear window in order to access the wiper blade.
Locate the hinge where the blade mechanism meets the wiper
arm and squeeze the plastic tabs on the blade in order to release it
from its locked position on the arm. In some cases, instead of tabs,
there is a small button that must be pressed to release the wiper from
Detach the blade from the arm and slide the old blade out. Insert the new blade into the wiper arm and lock the blade in place.
Return the wiper arm to its set position. Before driving, wet
the window and test the wiper to make sure it is operating properly.
First, pull on the wiper arm until it raises and locks into the service position. The wiper arm will stand by itself once you raise it past a certain point.
Then find the clip on the underside of the wiper arm (rotate the blade slightly to get to it.
Press the clip in while simultaneously pulling the old wiper blade off the wiper arm. You can then discard the old blade.
Align the new wiper blade with the wiper arm track. Slide it along the track until you hear it click.
Repeat this process with the other wiper blade to complete the replacement of wiper blades on your Highlander.
Return the wiper arms to their normal position against the windshield. Done!
you will need a flat screwdriver about 5/16 or 3/8's wide. to pry your wiper blade off. pull back on your wiper arm while prying with your screwdriver. work on both sides of your wiper blade, you will notice it starting to come off a bit at a time. just keep working it till it falls off.... good luck sawdust46
The problem with this wiper blade set up is the slides get jammed up w/ crude. You should lubricate the slides and they should slide off. Then carfully lift the arm and remove the blade. Warning you should never leave the arm in the upright position. Windshields get cracked this way. Also note the pivit points the blades attach too. These will normally sieze up and cause clearing issues even with new blades. Lubricate these pivit points and use a pair of channel locks to move it back and forth until it will go 360 degrees with your fingers. Install is in reverse order of removal.