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wiper motor

Post by Noct » Sun Mar 15, 2015 2:42 am

Hey guys, I've been trying to pull out my wiper motor and I'm stuck on the last step... described as "moving the wiper assembly out of the way".

I don't see how to get the last part that's holding the motor in place lose. Also showed it to someone at the tool library here and he had no idea either (made me feel better about a potential greenhorn mistake :)
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Post by GripGreg » Sun Mar 15, 2015 3:17 am

Huuumm :-k
You're saying that "Z" arm is not attached to the arm that
disappears under the body & held in place with a circlip?
Does the tri-angle plate rotate out of the way?
I'm guessing you used a flashlight? :-k
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Post by baders » Sun Mar 15, 2015 4:19 am

Can't see from the photo. Have you taken the wiper arms and pivot assembly off ?
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Post by JoelR » Sun Mar 15, 2015 4:39 am

IIRC from having done this twice about a year ago, you just need to pry the arm off the shaft.
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Post by GripGreg » Sun Mar 15, 2015 5:10 am

It's ALWAYS better to ask than to force anything!!
Then, if someone knows,,,,proceed. :wink:
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Post by euro24 » Sun Mar 15, 2015 7:43 am

JoelR wrote:IIRC from having done this twice about a year ago, you just need to pry the arm off the shaft.
Yup. I just did it today. Stick two screwdrivers (err, prybars) in there, one on each side, and push upwards. It's stuck on there with 30 years worth of corrosion.

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Post by Noct » Tue Mar 17, 2015 12:44 am

Thanks guys, I'll pick up a small pry bar before I give this another go. The toolkit is getting to be decent...
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Post by euro24 » Tue Mar 17, 2015 1:47 am

Just use 2 stout phillips screwdrivers. I said prybars because the tool manufacturers always tell you not to pry with screwdrivers :mrgreen:

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Post by GripGreg » Tue Mar 17, 2015 5:34 am

You're absolutely correct! Even two straight edge screwdrivers.
Wedge them in & rotate at the same time? :wink:
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Post by sansouci » Tue Mar 17, 2015 8:21 pm

But first lube all the joints with PBblaster to maximize the flexibility when you lever them out.
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Post by euro24 » Wed Mar 18, 2015 5:42 pm

If you're still struggling with this and would feel more comfortable spending some money to do it "right" than prying it off with screwdrivers, it looks like this tool may work:

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Lisle Battery Terminal and Wiper Arm Puller, $25 at BavAuto.

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Post by Noct » Wed Mar 18, 2015 9:25 pm

Cool. That looks like a good one for the toolkit. I'll let you guys know how it goes.
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