Nissan Sentra/Pulsar/NX 1982-1996 Repair Guide

Blade and Arm

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



See Figures 1, 2, 3 and 4



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Fig. Fig. 1: Removing wiper blades-all models



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Fig. Fig. 2: Windshield wiper linkage shaft-to-arm retaining nut cover removal



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Fig. Fig. 3: Windshield wiper arm retaining nut removal



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Fig. Fig. 4: Windshield wiper arm removal

  1. Some models have covers that are hinged to the arm. Pull these upward at the end of the arm opposite the blade. Other models have covers that fit over the end of the linkage shaft and the arm; simply pull these off. If necessary, turn the ignition switch ON and turn the wipers ON and then OFF again to bring them to the full park position.
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  3. Hold the wiper arm against the torque and loosen the nut which attaches the arm to the linkage shaft with a socket wrench. Remove the nut.
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  5. Note or measure the distance between the blade and the lower edge of the windshield, which is usually about 1 in. (25mm). The blade is usually parallel with the bottom of the windshield. Then, turn the arm outward on its hinges so its spring pressure is removed from the lower end. Pull the lower end of the arm straight off the splines on the shaft.
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To install:
  1. First line up the wiper blade with the bottom of the windshield at the proper clearance. Then, install the end of the arm over the end of the shaft, turning it slightly, if necessary, in either direction so the splines will engage.
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  3. Install the attaching nut. Hold the arm to minimize torque on the driveshaft and torque the nut to 12-17 ft. lbs. (17-23 Nm). Install decorative caps or covers in reverse of removal.
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