Mitsubishi Eclipse 1990-1998 Repair Guide

Windshield Wiper Blade and Arm

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



Front

See Figures 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
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  3. Remove the windshield wiper arms by removing the cap, unscrewing the cap nuts then lifting the arms from the linkage posts.
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Fig. Fig. 1: Remove the wiper arm retaining nut cap



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Fig. Fig. 2: Use a socket to loosen the windshield wiper arm retaining nut



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Fig. Fig. 3: Once the nut is removed, matchmark the position of the arm for proper alignment during installation ...



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Fig. Fig. 4: ... then remove the wiper arm from the linkage post

To install:
  1. Install the wiper blade and arm assemblies. Tighten the retaining nuts to 7-12 ft. lbs. (10-16 Nm).
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  3. Note that the driver's side wiper arm should be marked D or Dr and the passenger's side wiper arm should be marked A or As . The identification marks should be located at the base of the arm, near the pivot. Install the arms so the blades are 1 inch from the garnish molding when parked.
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Fig. Fig. 5: The wiper arms should have identification marks for installation purposes



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Fig. Fig. 6: Install the arms so the blades are 1 in. from the garnish molding when they are in the parked position

  1. Connect the negative battery cable and check the wiper system for proper operation.
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Rear
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2.  
  3. Remove the rear wiper arm by removing the cover, unscrewing the nut and lifting the arm from the linkage post.
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  5. Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure.
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