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Old 10-09-2019, 03:00 PM   #1
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Default Fixing worn wiper arm?

Anyone had luck repairing the splines inside the wiper arm?
Mine are worn smooth so that the spindle turns but the entire arm just rests stationary against the windshield.

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Default Re: Fixing worn wiper arm?

Others have tried wrapping HD tape on the drive spindle to give it some more bite when there were still some grooves remaining inside the arm, but if they are all chewed smooth, all you can do is obtain an arm from a salvage yard.
I had to do this on a Dakota I once owned.

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Default Re: Fixing worn wiper arm?

If the splines are reasonably good on the shaft - simply get a used arm at a junkyard.


If the splines are shot on the shaft - you could always drill through it (assembled with arm timed properly) and insert a split roll pin. You can' t hurt it if it's already broke...

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A Richpin classic:
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Anyone had luck repairing the splines inside the wiper arm?
Mine are worn smooth so that the spindle turns but the entire arm just rests stationary against the windshield.
Go to JY or eBay and get a pair of good ones, they have been reproduced so you can find new. Measure your arm length and get the correct length. The install process cuts the splines into the arm and incorrect install just eats the arm.

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