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On my Kia Sportage 'V' reg my windshield wipers stopped working. it isn't the fuse and you can hear the motor trying to work.How do I remove the wipers so that I can lift the plastic cowling between bonnet/windscreen?

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Some wiper arms are simply a push fit onto the drive shafts and some have a nut securing them on under a cover which has to be lifted up first. Try lifting up any plastic covers on the base of the arm at the windshield. If it looks like there is no cover then the arms are held on by the force of the springs and by a taper on the drive shafts and if you lift the arms off the windshield and gently rock them as you pull them away from the vehicle they will release..Just make sure that before you refit the arms that you run the wiper motor and allow it to self park as I have seen wiper arms remove paint when they have been dragged off the windscreen and over the paintwork and the wiper motor is easily powerful enough to cause real damage..

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On my Kia Sportage 2006 my windshield wipers stopped working. it isn't the fuse and you can hear the motor trying to work.

you need to take off the plastic cowling at the back underneath the windscreen there you will see the mechanism for the wipers it will be obvious what is wrong with the linkages if the motor is okay.

Tonight when came out of a store after car was

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