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  • Wiper Arms Slipping

    This is one of those things that should be really simple, but it's annoying frustrating.

    I took the van to the shop a week or two ago to have the check engine light/misfire fixed (they couldn't find the problem). In the process, the had to remove the wiper arms and wiper tray to get access to the back side of the motor. No big deal, really. That is, until it started raining.

    I've now had both wiper arms slip on the spindles and get stuck in various undesirable locations. I've reset them a couple times and they keep slipping/coming lose. Im
    about ready to loctite the nuts and arms to the spindles.

    is that a good idea? I'd only use something like blue loctite so it wouldn't be permanent.
    Old enough to know better, still too young to care

  • #2
    I'd trust your judgement and say go for it.
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    • #3
      As a temporary fix yes. But take it back and have them fix it if they caused the problem.
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      best to make it soft and wet before making a harder pass.

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      • #4
        Have you pulled off arm and cleaned splines? They can get clogged with aluminum and no longer bite into arm. If cleaning doesn't work try wrapping spline with some aluminium foil and reseating it.
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        • #5
          I haven't taken them off, but I don't think they're splines. I'll take a closer look.
          Old enough to know better, still too young to care

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          • #6
            Might have nut on top but usually spline on bottom. Remove nut lift arm 90 degrees remove arm. Splines get clogged with aluminum from arm if it slips. Clean with utility knife.
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            • #7
              They should have a tapered spline. The nuts are usually loctited from the factory. Goop em up and lock em down.
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              • #8
                Looks like Chris was right. The splines were pretty well packed with crud. I cleaned them out and reinstalled. We'll see if they stay put this time.
                Last edited by camper4lyfe; 06-19-2017, 06:12 PM.
                Old enough to know better, still too young to care

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