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The windshield wiper mechanism arm fell off (disconnected from moving assembly). Passenger wiper moves but the driver side doesn't. Reattached arm underneath leaf guard but fell off again after operating wipers. What component do I need to replace and where can I purchase the replacement part? This is on a 2004 Grand Am with a 3400 engine. Thanks

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  • mtdewcougar May 11, 2010

    hey there adrfelix, I have the same car sane year same problem...I tried squeezing the linkages back together and then realized there was a little white plastic cap that had fallen off, so i tried again squeezing them together and it held for one whole cycle going up then fell off...did you have same cliip/cap? how hard did you have to squeeze them together? did you use pliers?> hey if you could help me out i would really appreciate it...thanks Craig

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Snapped wiper transmission arm back into place and it works just fine. thanks for your concern. will not need help after all...

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