98 'Burb Wipers: Bushings?

Wipers squeaked.
Pulled off the black plastic cover at the base of the windshield.
Found the motor was driving the arms through two little ball joints that the
driver/connecting rods were attached to.
Balls were shiny and dry, so I loosened the binder bolts on the assemblies that ride on the balls, slathered everything in grease, closed it up and no more squeak.
But in retrospect, that assembly looked like it was crying out for nylon bushings between the balls and the assemblies that rode on them.
Should there have been bushings in there?
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Not sure but on the newer models ..There as you would say the shiny balls which the arms ride on do have i dont know if its nylon but plastic of sort caps which snap from the arm over the shiny balls..... S Cook 98 'Burb Wipers: Bushings? Group: alt.autos.4x4.chevy-trucks Date: Thu, May 26, 2005, 5:05pm (CDT-2) From: snipped-for-privacy@y.z.invalid ((PeteCresswell)) Wipers squeaked. Pulled off the black plastic cover at the base of the windshield. Found the motor was driving the arms through two little ball joints that the driver/connecting rods were attached to. Balls were shiny and dry, so I loosened the binder bolts on the assemblies that ride on the balls, slathered everything in grease, closed it up and no more squeak. But in retrospect, that assembly looked like it was crying out for nylon bushings between the balls and the assemblies that rode on them. Should there have been bushings in there?
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