Dodge Colt/Challenger/Conquest/Vista 1971-1989 Repair Guide

Windshield Wiper Linkage

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



On models not listed below, the linkage is removed with the wiper motor.

Rear Wheel Drive Cars Except Conquest
  1. Remove the wiper arm.
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  3. Remove the wiper arm retaining nuts and push the shaft in toward the body.
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  5. Remove the wiper motor and bracket assembly.
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  7. Pull the wiper linkage out through the access hole. To disconnect the wiper linkage, press the bushing out by hand while holding the crank arm and linkage parallel.
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  9. When installing the wiper arm shaft on the body, insert the shaft bracket positioning boss into the marching hole in the body.
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  11. Before installing the center shaft bracket, remove the canister and make sure that the shaft bracket boss is inserted in the hole.
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  13. Adjust the wiper blade position in the stopped position approximately 12-19mm above the windshield molding or rubber seal then tighten the wiper arm nuts to 8-12 ft. lbs.
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1979-84 Front Wheel Drive Colt
  1. Remove the wiper arms.
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  3. Remove the cowl trim panel.
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  5. Disconnect the wiper link shaft and body.
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  7. Disconnect the linkage from the motor.
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  9. Lift out the linkage assembly.
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  11. Installation the linkage and connect it to the wiper motor. Install the cowl panel and install the wiper arm assemblies. Tighten the wiper arm nuts to 12 ft. lbs.
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With the wipers in the at-rest position, the tips of the blades should be 20mm above the windshield trim molding.

 
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