95 Integra hatchback. At rest, the rear wiper lies in a plane parallel
with the passenger side of the car. When active it pivots at the
bottom and sweeps through 90 degrees until parallel with the rear
Last winter I was clearing snow off the car with a broom, and
accidentally dragged the wear wiper arm through it's sweep. Now when I
try the wiper it sweeps a few inches but does not return.
Does anyone know the fix for this?
quickest easiest is replace the motor mechanism. cheap from a junkyard.
make sure you don't screw up the spindle on the donor when removing
the wiper arm - use a proper puller that levers against the pivot from
the arm itself.
You don't normally need a puller. The arm just slips right off once the arm
is raised up all the way up from the glass.
If I were you, I'd first inspect the splines on the motor shaft. Pull the
cover off the arm's base, exposing the nut, then remove the nut (12mm or
14mm). Then lift the arm up so it's perpendicular to the glass. The arm
should now wiggle off easily. Now inspect the splines. Are the splines
stripped on either piece?
can prob find it cheaper if you shop about.
the spindle bearings on the rear wiper are pretty weak, so if it doesn't
pop right off, and in my experience, that's uncommon, you need this tool
to avoid damage.
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