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98 Eldo - Wipers


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Got this ice up in Phila area, wipers were working fine, stopped in a store came out and passenger side works but drivers side would not move. Upon closer inspection seems as if the motor is providing power but no grip on the wiper, in fact I can move it by hand. Nut seems tight, stripped gear ?

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Some cars have a safety built into the wiper transmission thats brakes loose if the wiper freezes to the window. Shut them off and try moving the loose blade down into position, it may snap back in place... I have done this with a few cars and it works, Mike

However when I replaced my arm two weeks ago, the parts guy at Caddy said what happens is that the inside of the arm that is made of soft material and the "teeth" strip, your wiper transmission shaft may be turning inside the arm.

If you take the protective cap off the arm you might notice the nut turning and the arm is not,

Early on sailors navigated by the stars at night and the North star became the symbol for finding ones way home. Once you know where the Northstar is you can point your ship in the right direction to get home. So the star became a symbol for finding ones way home or more symbolically even finding ones path in life.

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It is freezing here with about a 40 MPH wind, but took the cap off and took the nut off, tried to pull the blade but would not come off. OK it's cold, put the nut back on, cranked down on her and problem fixed, Cars...

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It is freezing here with about a 40 MPH wind, but took the cap off and took the nut off, tried to pull the blade but would not come off. OK it's cold, put the nut back on, cranked down on her and problem fixed, Cars...

The shaft was probably slipping in the arm as I suspected, you reset the teeth, Mike

Early on sailors navigated by the stars at night and the North star became the symbol for finding ones way home. Once you know where the Northstar is you can point your ship in the right direction to get home. So the star became a symbol for finding ones way home or more symbolically even finding ones path in life.

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Thanks Mike, exactly right, I did reset the arm as you suggested,  I wonder what a dealer gets for that ?  $500

Thats why I do all my own work! :lol: Glad I could help, I just had mine apart over the weekend so it was fresh in my mind....if it starts slipping again, you will need a new arm (only $42.00 at the dealer!), I have my old one if you need it...

PS I was born in Phila, at 46th and Chester, moved to 47th and Springfield then Havertown...

Early on sailors navigated by the stars at night and the North star became the symbol for finding ones way home. Once you know where the Northstar is you can point your ship in the right direction to get home. So the star became a symbol for finding ones way home or more symbolically even finding ones path in life.

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