Dry bushing in the wiper transmission (part that goes through the cowl
with the linkage on one side and the wiper on the other) shoot some
white lithium grease into the gap between the shaft and the bushing. I
recommend once a year at least to lube the entire linkage system,
nothing like having the wipers fail in the middle of a heavy rain on a
busy road to make you wish you did.
Been there when the wiper control board failed (twice!). Only thing worse I can
think of is when the alternator has died, the driver didn't notice, and the
battery got sucked dry causing total systmem failure at speed....no brake
lights, no flashers, no power steering, no power brakes.... Geeze!...
Having vented that.. How do I get at the linkage? Under the dash?
Nope under the cowl covers. Should be held on by screws/clips. The
entire cowl panel at the front of the windshield comes off on some,
others have access panels under the hood. Yours is a cowl panel unit I
believe, you need to remove about 8 screws and the wiper arms themselves
and the panel will lift off and the linkage will be under it.
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