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Wiper arm

CAUTION: The use of a screwdriver or other prying tool to remove a wiper arm may distort it. This distortion could allow the arm to come off of the pivot shaft, regardless of how carefully it is installed.

FRONT

(1) Open the hood of the vehicle.

(2) Carefully pry the plastic nut cap off of the nut on the pivot end of the wiper arm (Fig. 7).

Fig. 7 Wiper Arm Remove/Install Fig. 7 Wiper Arm Remove/Install

1 - NUT CAP

2 - WIPER ARM AND BLADE

3 - NUT

(3) Remove the nut that secures the wiper arm to the wiper pivot.

(4) Use a battery terminal puller to remove the wiper arm from the wiper pivot (Fig. 8).

(5) Install the arm and blade with the wiper motor in the Park position. See the Wiper Arm Installation illustration (Fig. 9).

(6) Mount the arms on the pivot shafts so that the front and rear edges of the wiper blade are aligned with the wiper alignment lines concealed in the upper margin of the lower windshield blackout area, 6 15 mm (6 0.59 in.).

Fig. 8 Wiper Arm Puller Fig. 8 Wiper Arm Puller

1 - WIPER ARM

2 - WIPER PIVOT

3 - BATTERY TERMINAL PULLER

Fig. 9 Wiper Arm Installation Fig. 9 Wiper Arm Installation

1 - WIPER ALIGNMENT LINES 6 15 mm (6 0.59 in.)

(7) Install the wiper arm pivot nuts and tighten to 24 N*m (212 in. lbs.).

(8) Operate the wipers with the windshield glass wet, then turn the wiper switch to the Off position.

Check for the correct wiper arm positioning and readjust if required.

(9) Install the plastic nut caps onto the wiper arm pivot nuts.

REAR

(1) Carefully pry the plastic nut cap off of the nut on the rear wiper motor output shaft end of the wiper arm (Fig. 10).

Fig. 10 Rear Wiper Arm Remove/Install Fig. 10 Rear Wiper Arm Remove/Install

1 - WIPER ARM AND BLADE

2 - NUT CAP

3 - NUT

(2) Remove the nut that secures the wiper arm to the rear wiper motor output shaft.

(3) Use a battery terminal puller to remove the wiper arm from the wiper pivot (Fig. 8).

(4) Install the arm and blade with the rear wiper motor in the Park position.

(5) Mount the wiper arm on the rear wiper motor output shaft so that the center of the wiper blade is located between the upper margin of the lower rear window blackout area and the lower edge of the trademark on the lower right corner of the rear window glass.

(6) Install the nut that secures the wiper arm to the rear wiper motor output shaft. Tighten the mounting nut to 18 N*m (160 in. lbs.).

(7) Operate the rear wiper with the rear window glass wet, then turn the rear wiper switch to the Off position. Check for the correct wiper arm positioning and readjust if required.

(8) Install the plastic nut cap onto the nut on the rear wiper motor output shaft.

Wiper linkage and pivot

The wiper linkage and pivots can only be removed from or installed in the vehicle as a unit with the wiper motor. See Wiper Motor in the Removal and Installation section of this group for the procedures.

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