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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-15-2009, 02:12 PM Thread Starter
 
 
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Can't remove wiper arms!

Hello, I am trying to replace my wiper arms on my 64 and the driver side tab broke off when I tried to remove. So I tried the passenger side and the tab will not allow me to pull downwards to release the arm from the pivot. Am I S.O.L since the release tab broke. Any advice is appreciated...thanks.
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-15-2009, 02:25 PM
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Wait, a '64 should have a spring loaded tab that slips over the end of the splines. Barely visible unless you're looking for it. Push down on the wiper arm right at the spring loaded joint that keeps the wipers on the windshield. Then take a rag and/or a piece of card board to cover your paint. Then with a large flat blade screw driver, pry up on the outside of wiper arm. The wiper arm is actually cocked on to the splines, you have to straighten it out for it come off. Clear as mud?

Don't listen to me, what do I know? I've only been doing this for 30 years.
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-15-2009, 04:32 PM
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Since the drive splines are steel and the aluminum arm of the arm have a habit of welding themselves together. It will take a bit of rocking to qwork it loose.

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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-15-2009, 06:55 PM
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Seems like I remember a hole through the arm, close to the swivel point, you raise the arm, insert a drill bit, and pull it off.
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-16-2009, 02:47 PM Thread Starter
 
 
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ok so the trick was placing the screwdriver at the opposite side of the arm at the base and it lifts up and off easily. Thanks for the replies.
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