Jeep CJ 1945-1970 Repair Information

Windshield Wipers

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ELEMENT (REFILL) CARE AND REPLACEMENT



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Fig. Fig. 1: Bosch® wiper blade and fit kit



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Fig. Fig. 2: Lexor® wiper blade and fit kit



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Fig. Fig. 3: Pylon® wiper blade and adaptor



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Fig. Fig. 4: Trico® wiper blade and fit kit



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Fig. Fig. 5: Tripledge® wiper blade and fit kit



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Fig. Fig. 6: To remove and install a Lexor® wiper blade refill, slip out the old insert and slide in a new one



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Fig. Fig. 7: On Pylon® inserts, the clip at the end has to be removed prior to sliding the insert off



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Fig. Fig. 8: On Trico® wiper blades, the tab at the end of the blade must be turned up ...



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Fig. Fig. 9: ... then the insert can be removed. After installing the replacement insert, bend the tab back



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Fig. Fig. 10: The Tripledge® wiper blade insert is removed and installed using a securing clip



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Fig. Fig. 11: Trico® wiper blade insert (element) replacement



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Fig. Fig. 12: Tridon® wiper blade insert (element) replacement

For maximum effectiveness and longest element life, the windshield and wiper blades should be kept clean. Dirt, tree sap, road tar and so on will cause streaking, smearing and blade deterioration if left on the glass. It is advisable to wash the windshield carefully with a commercial glass cleaner at least once a month. Wipe off the rubber blades with the wet rag afterwards. Do not attempt to move wipers across the windshield by hand; damage to the motor and drive mechanism will result.

To inspect and/or replace the wiper blade elements, place the wiper switch in the LOW speed position and the ignition switch in the ACC position. When the wiper blades are approximately vertical on the windshield, turn the ignition switch to OFF .

Examine the wiper blade elements. If they are found to be cracked, broken or torn, they should be replaced immediately. Replacement intervals will vary with usage, although ozone deterioration usually limits element life to about one year. If the wiper p