GM Cavalier/Sunbird/Skyhawk/Firenza 1982-1994

Windshield Wiper Blade and Arm

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



1982-92 Vehicles

See Figure 1

Removal of the wiper arms requires the use of a special tool, G.M. J8966 or its equivalent. Equivalent versions of this tool are usually available in auto parts stores.

  1. Insert tool J8966, or equivalent, under the wiper arm and lever the arm off the shaft.
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Fig. Fig. 1: Using the special tool to separate the wiper arm from the shaft

  1. Disconnect the washer hose from the arm (if so equipped). Remove the arm.
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  3. If necessary, replace the blade refill as outlined in Routine Maintenance of this repair guide.
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  5. Installation is the reverse of removal.
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The proper park position is at the top of the blackout line on the glass. If the wiper arms and blades were in the proper position prior to removal, adjustment should not be required.

1993-94 Vehicles

See Figure 2

  1. Pull out the retaining latch with suitable prytool, then work the wiper arm assembly off the transmission driveshaft.
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Fig. Fig. 2: Wiper arm, blade and element components

  1. If necessary, replace the blade refill as outlined in Routine Maintenance of this repair guide.
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To install:
  1. If removed, install the blade refill.
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  3. Position the wiper arm assembly on the transmission driveshaft so that the blade assembly is as near as possible to the top edge of the blackout line on the windshield with the wiper motor in the park position.
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  5. Seat the wiper arm assembly firmly on the driveshaft, then press in the retaining latch.
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ADJUSTMENT



The only adjustment for the wiper arms is to remove an arm from the transmission shaft, rotate the arm the required distance and direction and then install the arm back in position so it is in line with the blackout line on the glass. The wiper motor must be in the park position.

The correct blade-out wipe position on the driver's side is 9 / 16 -1 3 / 4 in. (15-45mm) from the tip of the blade to the left windshield pillar molding (driver's side). The correct blade-down wipe position on the passenger side of the car is in line with the blackout line at the bottom of the glass.

 
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