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Unread 11-11-2012, 07:53 PM   #1
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My friend was driving in the rain yesterday and her wipers totally died. I checked the fuses, all was well ( They weren't blown but there's still a ton of blown fuses that need to be fixed).

The wiper motor works (I can hear it whirring away) but the wipers don't move. I tried to pull the wiper arm to get at the motor to see what the problem could be (they move by hand no problem) but couldn't get them to budge.

Is there a cheap puller I can buy? I Heard that a battery terminal puller works too.

What would be wrong?

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I thought it was just a nut holding on the wiper arm. Take that off, and the arm should slide right off.
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I thought it was just a nut holding on the wiper arm. Take that off, and the arm should slide right off.
haha I tried that. I even stood on the hood and tried to pull it off. that sucker ain't coming off.
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The arm is likely a taper. You will need a puller, or, lift the arm as vertical as you can and rock it side to side. I have done this for over 30 years and not yet needed a puller.

Most likely the linkage has worn out and came apart.

I recently replace a complete Dodge Ram wiper assembly, no individual parts available. Cost over $400
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I recently replace a complete Dodge Ramwiper assembly, no individual parts available. Cost over $400
I highlighted the problem there.
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The arm is likely a taper. You will need a puller, or, lift the arm as vertical as you can and rock it side to side. I have done this for over 30 years and not yet needed a puller.

Most likely the linkage has worn out and came apart.

I recently replace a complete Dodge Ram wiper assembly, no individual parts available. Cost over $400
This.

Mine are held on by nuts, one little tap on the stud with the handle of the screwdriver popped the arm off.
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Tried that and no dice. this is a beaten and battered 10 year old truck that has had very little maintenance done to it (She just put oil in it for the first time in like 2 years... It hasn't had an oil change in longer.)
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Tried that and no dice. this is a beaten and battered 10 year old truck that has had very little maintenance done to it (She just put oil in it for the first time in like 2 years... It hasn't had an oil change in longer.)
Who is this person and who told them they should buy a car?
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