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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old Aug 6th, 00, 09:48 AM Thread Starter
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I am trying to remove my windshield wiper arms, but can't figure it out without undue force There seems to be a little tab under the arm by the drive stud but prying it out doesn't seem to release the arm (I could have sworn this was how I have done it on other cars). The chassis manual also didn't say how to take it off. Anyone have the answer?
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old Aug 6th, 00, 09:57 AM
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I put a rag on the car with a thin piece of wood on top of the rag. I then pry them off with a small pry bar. Bob
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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old Aug 6th, 00, 10:17 AM
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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old Aug 6th, 00, 10:26 AM
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There's a special tool that makes it EASY! Most other methods will lead to chipped paint and a scratched wiper arm.

The tool is two-pieces linked together. One piece is small and hooks under the back of the arm near the splined post. The other part is mostly a handle; it pivots on the top of the base of the arm just above the post. The handle extends over the arm. Gripping the tool and the arm together (toward each other) counters the spring holding the blade arm to the windshield (this spring is why its so hard to get off!)

You should be able to get it at most auto part stores.
http://www.bobstools.net/prd0683.htm
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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old Aug 7th, 00, 04:21 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks guys, I got one off with a bit of work but the other one is tight. Soaking with WD40 now
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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old Aug 7th, 00, 06:52 AM
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MARTINSR knows the trick. They are spring loaded so the wiper stays on the windshield. You also need to pry on the opposite side and it will come right off. Ever try to pull a pushrod out of a engine by pulling it to the side. You would think it was welded there. Pull it straight and it comes right out. Sorry, it was the only analogy I could think of. The tool made for this is like a fork so it grabs both sides along with the clip. Once you pry the clip just pull evenly and its a cinch
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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old Aug 7th, 00, 07:50 AM Thread Starter
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I wonder if my pickle fork (ball joint seperator) will work.
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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old Aug 7th, 00, 06:33 PM
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I would't touch a pickle fork to it with a ten foot pole. You would be sorry.
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