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Author Topic: Wiper Arm removal .... Sigh..  (Read 1614 times)

Offline actionvin

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Wiper Arm removal .... Sigh..
« on: August 29, 2017, 01:42:02 PM »
I need to remove the wiper arms to change the screen, and guess what ... yep seized solid
I bought two tools after soaking with wd40 for about a week (both of the common types of removal tool) and they've not been able to budge it either, I even bent the spindly little arm that you turn to pull the arm away ... so i'm out of ideas now, any help appreciated

Offline johnnyroper

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Re: Wiper Arm removal .... Sigh..
« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2017, 03:31:43 PM »
With mine I just pushed and pulled on the arm between the pivot and spindle attachment and they eventually popped.

Offline pillboxhunter

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Re: Wiper Arm removal .... Sigh..
« Reply #2 on: August 29, 2017, 07:36:11 PM »
Try some heat on there - blow torch or hot air gun. Can be surprisingly effective.
I'd rather be on Orkney!

Offline actionvin

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Re: Wiper Arm removal .... Sigh..
« Reply #3 on: August 29, 2017, 09:26:37 PM »
Thanks, I got it off by doing the following, I clamped up as tight as i could with a wiper removal tool so there was pressure on the arm, applied heat and it came off with easy !

 

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