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Old Sep 2nd, 19, 03:22 PM
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Default Wiper arm removal

This is probably a dumb question, but right now the cars brawn is beating my brains lol. I am trying to remove the windshield wiper arms to take the cowl off and really having a hard time. I see the little tab that appears to need to be either pushed down or pulled up on, I've tried both with a flat blade and putty knife and nothing. I also tried sliding a seat belt underneath it to give me some pulling leverage and still doesn't budge. I really dont want to damage the arms (and definitely not the perfect condition cowl) so could someone please tell me what I'm doing wrong?
Picture is of the only tab I can find that seems to be locking it on

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Old Sep 2nd, 19, 05:32 PM
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Check to see if it will slide sideways on a pivot or pulls strait back like it's slotted. The tab looks like it's laying back a little flat though.
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Old Sep 2nd, 19, 05:40 PM
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Thanks for the response. I've tried everything I can think of outside of just ripping on it. Hard to get the camera in there but I'll try sliding on it some more to see if I can get something to release. Maybe that spring holds tension?

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Old Sep 3rd, 19, 02:38 AM
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Check for a small hole in the wiper arm near the cowl, it's there to aid in removal.

Pull the arm up and slip a small nail through the hole in the arm.

This should keep the arm suspended and off the windshield.

Then you can gently wiggle the arm off the splined shaft.

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Old Sep 3rd, 19, 08:08 AM
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Check for a small hole in the wiper arm near the cowl, it's there to aid in removal.



Pull the arm up and slip a small nail through the hole in the arm.



This should keep the arm suspended and off the windshield.



Then you can gently wiggle the arm off the splined shaft.



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Saw this trick on google and laughed at myself, went out to the shop only to find there is no hole on these wiper arms

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Old Sep 3rd, 19, 08:19 AM
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I also tried to incorporate the same idea without having the hole by holding the wiper arm fully raised with a seat belt and pulling on it with a rag and channel locks, didn't budge. I'm at a loss here

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Old Sep 3rd, 19, 03:49 PM
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PB Blaster, or a mix of acetone, and ATF might help if it's a corrosion issue. Let it sit, and soak in a bit.
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Old Sep 3rd, 19, 03:58 PM
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Thanks man, I'll spray some pb in there and let it sit. Can't hurt

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Old Sep 3rd, 19, 09:52 PM
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These wiper arms are are serious PITA. If anybody has any ideas or tips I am all ears. Let pb soak for about 4 hours and shot it a couple times, still won't budge, Not even a hair.

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Old Sep 3rd, 19, 09:57 PM
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This is what I've got. I've tried pushing that tab in, pulling it out, up, down around you name it

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Old Sep 3rd, 19, 11:07 PM
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Wiper Arms and drive stud are made of stainless so they shouldn't rust (they do but it takes longer and it requires contamination such as road salts).So spraying with a corrosion treatment such as a phosphoric acid based treatement in light oil helps.

You will want this tool

https://shop.advanceautoparts.com/p/...E&gclsrc=aw.ds

until you become a half century old mechanic then you use the pliers and a small screw driver from your back pocket (the ones that poke holes in the customer's upholstery) to remove the arms.

Note this Chinese knock off that claims to be the same tool for one third the price even though they look different:

https://www.tooldiscounter.com/produ...SABEgL1pPD_BwE

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Old Sep 3rd, 19, 11:14 PM
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Tool ordered lol thank you! Yeah my skills with the flat blade and needle nose is apparently not great my fisher body manual should be here tomorrow hopefully will help me not run into silly things like this where I'm scratching my head saying every curse word ever made

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