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Windshield Wiper Arm Repair

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Windshield Wiper Arm Repair Disclaimer: This video is not meant to be a definitive how to.Always consult a professional repair manual before starting your repair.I am not responsible for any problems that you might incur by watching or following this video.
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Kelly Martinez (23 дня назад)
I felt so at home listening and watching this your deff from my neck of the woods !! New England life baby!
niner4ver (1 месяц назад)
thank you so much for sharing our knowledge
Scott Doudera (2 месяца назад)
Very nice, Rich.
Robbie Mckewen (3 месяца назад)
You know what grinds my gears.....😷😬😂
Madelyn Ford (3 месяца назад)
Thanks so much. My husband is out of town on business and its been raining so of course the wiper stopped working. Your video got me right through the whole process and back in business.
richpin06a (3 месяца назад)
I am glad i could help.
reggie madlock (3 месяца назад)
mine only slightly doesn't work. it moves halfway up then goes back down
telosfd (4 месяца назад)
Time to replace the arms cause the problem is inside the hole not in the spline that moves the arms, cheers hapy new year.
ismail kaya (5 месяцев назад)
Thank u
observer 1959 (5 месяцев назад)
This has happened to my 2009 Toyota Sienna. I was able to clean out the grooves/splines on the transmission using a tool that looks like a toothbrush only with metal brushes. My new oem arm arrived but the surface of the hole inside is smooth and has no grooves/splines at all. I’m assuming as i tighten the nut it presses the grooves into the new arm. Do you know how much torque to use to achieve this without striping the threads on the transmission bolt?
observer 1959 (5 месяцев назад)
I forgot to mention, it happened because the wiper blade froze to the windshield like many others here mentioned.
nickyscarfo1 (5 месяцев назад)
it worked, thank you. you rock !
redshaftedflicker (1 год назад)
Stripped it and fixed it, thanks a ton!!!!!!!
Stephanie Porter (1 год назад)
Thank you so much for this video i have replaced 3 wiper arms in 3 months i am a 63 yr old woman and i watched this video and tried this and lo and behold it worked you r the best
GoEmiGo (1 год назад)
Woo! Thanks!
The Lord's Sheep (1 год назад)
I tried this with our Dodge Spirit and it worked... thank you so much..saved money going to a mechanic
JeremyJETT76 (1 год назад)
Wow I actually fixed something , thank you for this I just fixed my passenger wiper from the vid and saved me money from a mechanic that probably would've charged me an hour lol
Dale Larson (8 месяцев назад)
Just now did the same!
spiralings (1 год назад)
I love the age in which we live. Thanks to people uploading stuff they know to the internet, the rest of us can learn and fix stuff on our own. Haven't fixed mine yet, but I think this is the issue... going to try it tomorrow.
Jim Trost (1 год назад)
i have a 2008 lincoln navigator and only my passenger side wiper will not work. not making any noise and if you grab it it moves with no resistance. driver side works fine
ak99515ak (1 год назад)
I have a 07 Malibu onely the passenger wiper does not move, but it can move freely if j move it by hand, is it the whole motor I need to replace?
Michael Delaney (1 год назад)
ak99515ak look into replacing the linkage first
kila11 (1 год назад)
Thank you thank you thank you!!!! My driver's side wiper had frozen to the windshield on Xmas Eve and I thought I'd need to take it in to the shop. Watched your video over Xmas and tried this fix and it worked! Easy Peasy!! Wintertime in Alberta without working wipers was simply not acceptable. Thank you for sharing your time and expertise with us (and likely saving me a tonne of money!) 😘
FatherBacon24 (1 год назад)
my arm snapped on my wiper accidentally turned on wipers when frozen ... will I find the arm piece in a store?... it snapped right next to the bolt part .. ...ugh I need to have a better look in the a.m hopefully the ridges didn't get stripped
richpin06a (1 год назад)
I think your best bet for a replacement arm would be the junk yard.
Aaron Bates (1 год назад)
Sounds like Peter griffin. Wow Haha
Moises Espinoza (1 год назад)
very helpful, thank you very much
Darcy Lampano (2 года назад)
Thank u this helped a lot!
Mario Nunez (2 года назад)
why do you sound like Peter Griffin lol
Alex Duffield (2 года назад)
now what about if none of them works but the motor is going?
Michael of Manitoba (2 года назад)
Just saved me a bunch of $$$. Thanks for the video!
Robble Robble (2 года назад)
Every time I wonder why I keep a rusty dull jackknife in my toolbox, I find another use for it. Thanks, Rich! Saved me an expensive trip to the shop; I was worried I'd broken an armature or something and they aren't immediately visible on a Subaru Impreza, but this fixed 'er right up with just a 14mm socket and 15 minutes of scratching.
richpin06a (2 года назад)
+Robble Robble A lot of people turn on the wipers when they are frozen to the glass and this stripping of the arm occurs.
dylan lacroix (2 года назад)
Never that easy. U unlosended it
Troy Leistiko (2 года назад)
It worked!! 2011 Subaru Outback. And it only took me two minutes. Now I carry a socket wrench (14mm) in my car in case it happens again! Thank you from Missoula, Montana!!!
richpin06a (2 года назад)
+Troy Leistiko Remember you can only do this a couple of times before the arm has to be replaced.
Bryce Hyers (2 года назад)
It worked! Thank you!
alex blanchet (2 года назад)
Thanks for the video! I did exactly what you did in your video and Bingo!! Keep making these fine videos. Alex
tomblueforest (2 года назад)
thank you for this video.  2 nights ago, I was caught driving in a rain storm and my driver's side wiper arm stopped working, for this very reason.  I pulled into a filling station and waited the storm out, because I didn't know what was wrong with it.  I had no idea what to do, until I watched this.  Works now and it costed me zero dollars to fix it.
nismo armada (2 года назад)
I have armada . can I lower it the wiper arm
Jordon Borrego (2 года назад)
We replaced the wiper linkage but now we can't get the wiper blades to be in the correct position They either go to far down and not vertical enough We turned the wipers on and had it in rest mode Any suggestions
Samuel Baeder (1 год назад)
I saw on another short video that the brass colored arm that connects to the linkage is supposed to line up (rest parallel) with the shorter of the two arms. I know that when I removed the linkage assembly from the motor I had to remove the 13mm nut whick holds them together to access the star(or torx?) bit screw heads. I guess I need to see the whole thing (motor and linkage) as is in an existing car to see where the true line up is.
Samuel Baeder (1 год назад)
Same issue with mine. I had the car off with key out and installed the arms at what looked like a decent position at the base of the windshield. When I powered them up the arms were rotating into the black,plastic cover below. I used the old linkage. My wipers rest at almost a 22 degree angle so they do not turn into the base plastic of the windshield. Any thoughts? I have a 2001 SL and I pulled the motor from a 2001 SL1. It rains for 5 days starting tomorrow and I am happy I at least have wipers!!!
richpin06a (1 год назад)
That is strange then as in the park position it should be the lowest point on the windshield.
irThumper (1 год назад)
Double checked. In fact we took it out and installed it the other direction and there is no way that is correct. We installed it same way as the old one.
richpin06a (1 год назад)
Sounds link the linkage is possibly not in the correct location.
commishkep (2 года назад)
Thank you, this worked and took me a total of 5 minutes. I used an old toothbrush to help clean out the aluminum clippings too.
Linda Donathan (2 года назад)
This was a GREAT help.  Did EXACTLY what you said and, VOILA..., wiper works. Thanks so much.
zalewskimm (2 года назад)
You're the best Rich. Thanks a million.
ghostrecon755 (2 года назад)
Excellent video. Luckily I only needed that little maintenance. Worked for me and I saved time and money. Thanks!
E M (3 года назад)
Thank you! Worked for me 😊
nismo armada (3 года назад)
Can wiper arm be lower
Stephanie Olson (3 года назад)
Thank you sooooooo much!!! All by myself and no tools to speak of and this was so helpful! !!
Doug Hinrichs Percussionist (3 года назад)
Great video, but I have an additional problem.  My car was vandalized and the arm was snapped off, leaving the bit that attaches to the bolt behind and still attached.  And I cannot remove it from the bolt!  I've tried everything and it won't budge.  Suggestions?  Thanks!
richpin06a (3 года назад)
+Sarah Hawkins A windshield wiper arm puller can be bought from any auto parts store.
Sarah Hawkins (3 года назад)
+richpin06a what is a windshield wiper arm pulley and where can I get one for my honda accord?? I had the same thing happent to me! the blades were snapped off leaving behind only the part attatched to the bolt, there doesnt seem to be a way to remove them
Doug Hinrichs Percussionist (3 года назад)
Thanks.  I'm on it!
richpin06a (3 года назад)
You will need a windshield wiper arm pulley.
Jessica Nguyen (3 года назад)
Hi, so I did this and my windshield wipers started to work again!! But then after a couple of days it didn't work anymore. What do I do?
richpin06a (3 года назад)
Sometimes this fix does not work because the drive part that goes into the arm has removed to much material in the arm.If that is the case the arm has to be replaced.
Matt #1 (3 года назад)
This just happened to me this morning due to an ice storm. Thanks for the video
R Lap (3 года назад)
Hi Thank's for the SUPERB videos you produce! You are a real help! May I suggest to put any thing smooth onto the windshield. From experience, if the arm strikes back into position without a blade on it it's 90% chance to chip or crack the windshield. My question: I never remember which wiper arm goes on what side? the long one on the passenger right? Thank's Raymond
412xtaint (3 года назад)
+richpin06a I was thinking the same thing watching the video about the windshield, thanks for posting this video I just did this last night during a snow storm in pittsburgh my driver side was froze to the windshield and i didnt see it till it was to late, it looks like an easy fix
richpin06a (3 года назад)
Very good suggestion which i should have stated because it is what i do with a piece of cardboard to protect the windshield.
JonNArianne (3 года назад)
Yup, this did it, thank you!  And nice job with the closeup video :)
adritch (3 года назад)
Made my fix super fast! Which is helpful when it's -25c out. Thank you sir.
electronron1 (3 года назад)
Thanks, this was an easy fix and it worked great.
Cody Disbrow (3 года назад)
I am going to try this tomorrow. I lifted my blade to remove ice exactly how you said and it stopped working. Will be forever in your debt if it works.
Drewbidoo (3 года назад)
HELP! I am unable to remove the wiper cover on my 1994 Buick century.
Ryan Mattingly (3 года назад)
how do i replace wiper arms on 14 ford fusion??  when i replaced them they swiped wrong  how do i line them up to swipe correctly
MrAlwaysbored1000 (3 года назад)
Why would you need to replace wiper arms on 2014 ford fusion ? It's practically brand new. 
richpin06a (3 года назад)
Normally you first park the motor then line up the arms near the bottom of the windshield.
Grim Reaper syp (3 года назад)
Duahhhhh, what kind of CAR??????????? lmao
Mike Blake (3 года назад)
Can you use a wire brush? Or will it damage the groves. Thanks.
richpin06a (3 года назад)
You can try but you may find the aluminum might be had to get out with the brush.
Jill Valentine (3 года назад)
OMG this worked! My wiper caught some wind and flipped out to the driver's side mirror. It wouldn't move after that. THANK YOU PETER GRIFFIN!
richpin06a (3 года назад)
You bet.
Tom Dodd (4 года назад)
Boloy Lokombo (4 года назад)
I'm trying to do this on my 2001 impala on passenger side wiper not work. After following the steps I came to a frustrating stop as I am unable to take off the off. It is an awkward position. I can see the bold move but it looks like it's swimming. As if it's loose and not catching the wiper to bring forward and back. Help anyone
Boloy Lokombo (4 года назад)
Nevermind i got it off and the trick did it for me thanks again Rich!
Practice Manager (4 года назад)
Worked like a charm!   Thanks for saving me $150 since that is what I am guessing the auto repair shop would have charged me to fix this if I brought it in.  Much simpler fix than I suspected it would be.  Thank you!
Practice Manager (4 года назад)
Rich,  great video.    I take it once you scrape out the aluminum out of the spine drive, the arm has to be replaced with a new one since it is likely stripped in the inside?  Thanks.
rich pin (4 года назад)
I have found you can use the arm a few more times before it has to to be replaced.
Kye Jang (4 года назад)
I have a 328XI BMW 2013...the dealership replaced the entire arms/wipers but in the process they scraped the paint off the rim (edge) between the head of the wiper and the hood. Is that possible? Looking at your video, you didn't touch the rim with the tools. Thank you!
Bryan Martin (4 года назад)
I have a wiper issue on my 99 Saturn SL 1.  They come on all by themselves and wipe a few times and stop radomly on the windshield usually in the middle of your line of vision.  This car is going to be my daughters and for safety reasons I would like to figure out if it is a short in the switch or a bad wiper motor.  Any ideas????  Thanks for your time....
DOBERSTAFFIE (4 года назад)
sounds a bit like JFK
lajoker43 (4 года назад)
see my right side does not work anymore I had wipers up one time and I rushed to open my hood of my car and slam both wipers laid back in place! I was drying off my car. the whole windshield you know what I mean for they ppl who keep their car nice and clean inside and out:) and now my right side wiper is broke? the driver side work thank god. I know its a simple fix but see people  are trying to get me to pay for a new motor?? its not that and your video not what I needed but thank you do you have any suggestion's?
Jill Valentine (3 года назад)
+Boloy Lokombo I'd say just try this, but if you have an impala, you might need to use a wrench to gently rock the wiper arm off. It has a spring that makes the arm sit on the bolt at an angle, so it catches on it a bit. That was the only trouble for me, and the rest was easy.
Boloy Lokombo (4 года назад)
Same here i have 2001 impala and right size just seized. i hoping this video helps and same me the money i dont have to spend.
Adrian Nava (4 года назад)
I had a 98 Chrysler Sebring and the drivers side wiper wouldn't come off. Should I pull like you did or did I miss something?
l3lackEyedAngels (4 года назад)
Your instructions seem to have worked for me. About a week ago my wipers froze to the windshield of my 2007 Mazda3. I didn't realize it and turned on my wipers to remove what I thought was condensation. The passenger side arm started moving first, and then the driver side, so the two started crossing. I was very upset. I was able to grab the driver side arm to realign it, so to speak, and that stopped the crossing. But, thereafter, if there was any resistance on the driverside wiper arm, like from snow sliding off of my roof, it wouldn't move. Anyway, the driverside arm is moving properly following your fix, but I am not sure how to test that the spindle has bitten into the wiper arm properly, and I don't want to break it again. I guess I will just have to see how it does the next time some snow slides down my windshield. For anyone considering this fix, I didn't need any more tools than what was used in the video. I pryed off the plastic cap with my pocket knife, pulled off the arm by rocking it and then with some leverage from a pair of pliers (it really didn't take much muscle), and cleaned the teeth with an Exacto knife. The whole thing didn't take longer than ten minutes, well short of what it would have taken for me to get cold and grouchy.
Tran Nguyen (4 года назад)
Must try! This happened to me during snowmagaeddon Atlanta '14!
richpin06a (4 года назад)
I saw it on the news it was the craziest thing i have ever seen.Up here in New England were don't even blink if we get two inches of snow.
zzsql (4 года назад)
Didn't work on mine. I think I need a puller tool of some kind.
robert myers (4 года назад)
Thanks work for me!
flowerbear04 (4 года назад)
Which arm would be replaced?
Brandon M Pearce (4 года назад)
Worked perfect, thank you
vonda1929 (4 года назад)
Absolutely!!  Peter Griffin.  Great advice too.  Mine is now fixed. Thanks
Benjamin Page (4 года назад)
Thank you for making this video. This got my blade spinning again. I'm so happy to live in the time of the internet.
richpin06a (4 года назад)
Me to love it.
gsmagala (4 года назад)
You duh man!!! I was shitting wondering how I was going to get this fixed and kicking myself for not letting the ice melt and doing this to myself. Wondering can I get it fixed? Who to take it to (thinking I might have to take it to the dreaded Toyota dealership and pay an arm and a leg for part and labor because they would be the only one who could handle this? How far am I going to have to go? If I could find someone else, how much is it going to cost me (how much is someone going to gouge me)? Then I found your video, watched it a couple of times and followed closely and did what you said. In 10 minutes I fixed it myself. And, now I couldn't be happier. Thanks a lot. I hope someone returns the favor when you are in need.
richpin06a (4 года назад)
Thank you for the kind words my friend.
Ren Snapp (4 года назад)
Ayla Mamutoi (1 месяц назад)
NE accient. Boston area so yeah Totaly Peter Griffin
Robbie Mckewen (3 месяца назад)
Dude i thought the same shit haha
SlackMaster (4 года назад)
Watched the video for 10 seconds, checked the comments to see if anybody else thought the dude sounded like Peter Griffin, was not disappointed.
rich pin (4 года назад)
+Purple Haze Now that is funny.
Ryan Prince (4 года назад)
My wife walked by me not even involved in my watching of this video, she only heard his voice and assumed I was watching some family guy.
helen twit (4 года назад)
ok got the nut off  but the arm wont come off.  also my hood is in the way when closed.  when open I can't lift the arm up
helen twit (4 года назад)
got it off took much rocking and got it. thank you
richpin06a (4 года назад)
Rock the arm if that does not work use a puller.
tunnelworm2001 (4 года назад)
Much Thanks.  Not a mechanic so I was thinking I'd have to replace the motor.  Watched your vid and was able to fix the problem, loose bolt, in about 5 minutes at night in a snowstorm.
Mirek Heikkila (4 года назад)
Thanks, worked like a charm! saved me alot of grief!
richpin06a (4 года назад)
Glad it worked for you.
1divemaster1 (4 года назад)
Miguel Escorza (4 года назад)
this is my issue and just like u said this happen after cleaning snow/ice off my windshield ima go home and try this hope this is the issue 
Jimmy Elliott (4 года назад)
Jay R (4 года назад)
Is it hard to change the wiper transmission. I have the same problem hope it works.
Jay R (4 года назад)
+richpin06a ok thanks I tried that fix but it didn't work so I  think it might be that
richpin06a (4 года назад)
It is fair amount of work.
Dustin Damitz (4 года назад)
You just saved me money sir..this worked like a charm!!! Thank you so much for this video :)
Kevin Hunter (4 года назад)
Thank you for your video, I found this helpful to make the adjustments I needed. This should be one of the top video's I had to search through tons of them just to find this one.
TheWoodchuck94 (4 года назад)
This is exactly what I needed!!! Even looks like my saturn, same color!!! Thank you so much!!
TJ L (4 года назад)
Worked for me! I couldn't even see the splines at all when I removed the wiper arm. It was just a smooth shaft of polished aluminium dust caked into the groves between the splines. Thanks!
richpin06a (4 года назад)
Glad you got them working right again.
Rocky Sacks (4 года назад)
TY, I just had my windshield replace and they put the wipers back not quite right and they were hitting one another. Your clip allowed me to adjust the top wiper so I can drive safely!
richpin06a (4 года назад)
Are the wipers adjusted properly on the windshield.
arempee26 (4 года назад)
My wiper works fine but after I got my windshield replace my wiper does not work anymore, when I turn on the switch, the wiper moves but it can't get up. I tried to help it up and it works fine, but as soon it goes all the way down, it can't get up by itself. Please help? Thanks!!!~1987 Mazda RX-7
starry7light (4 года назад)
Thank you so much !! Problem fixed !!
richpin06a (4 года назад)
What can happen is the splines tear away at the arm then tightening the nut does not hold it in place any more.If this happens it is best to replace the arm.
Dheak (4 года назад)
Thanks for the video. I have the same exact problem on what seems to be the same or close car (99 Saturn SL). I tried what you did in the video and the blade moved for about three or four wipes then stopped. Hopefully this means I'm on the right track since it moved at all but do you suppose it might be stripped in the inside as well?
richpin06a (4 года назад)
The ones i have worked on were the wipers did not what to park it was the motor.
Xx UFC (4 года назад)
Hi- I have my mercedes C280, 98. I have change the windshield blade dozen times from difference auto repair shops, including the Mercedes dealer but the blades didn't fix, it keeps popping out the rubber &cratch my windshield glass. The motor work fine, but when I turn it off, it could be anywhere in the middle until I wait for it to the end of circle then i turn off then it will be on the right place. Please, advise..Tks
Carl Huffman (4 года назад)
Thanks for the video. That's the exact problem I have and your solution is perfect. ~
hnkfsh81 (4 года назад)
Thanks for this video. I just replaced the plastic vent panel below my wiper arms on another brand vehicle and your instructions helped. Getting those arms off was not easy!
Soul Survivor (4 года назад)
Likely not stripping of the aluminum. It is corrosion that builds up from the contact of dissimilar metals.
TmX (4 года назад)
wow people are so lazy and stupid these days..for thins kinda shitty job goes to servises...
richpin06a (4 года назад)
It is a Saturn S-series.
Subrata Datta (4 года назад)
For temporary fixing switch off the wiper when the arms are at the lowest posiition. That ought to work till you fix the motor wiper park switch
Jay González (4 года назад)
Thank you soooo much sir, have a nice day.
Joel Ortiz (4 года назад)
You sound like peter griffen

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