Subaru Coupes/Sedans/Wagons 1985-1996 Repair Guide

Windshield Wiper Blade and Arm

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



Refer to General Information & Maintenance for wiper blade and rubber insert removal and installation.

Justy

See Figure 1

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Fig. Fig. 1: Wiper arm retainer nut cover-Justy

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2.  
  3. Use a suitable prytool to remove the wiper arm retainer nut cover at the base of the wiper arm assembly.
  4.  
  5. Paint an alignment mark on the linkage or motor stud and wiper arm. Loosen and remove the wiper arm retainer nut.
  6.  
  7. Apply upward pressure to remove the wiper arm.
  8.  

To install:
  1. Place the wiper arm in position on the stud aligning the painted marks. Install the retainer nut, and tighten to 65 inch lbs. (7 Nm).
  2.  
  3. Install the retainer nut cover.
  4.  
  5. Connect the negative battery cable.
  6.  
  7. Test the wipers for proper wiper arm alignment and smooth operation.
  8.  

Sedan, Coupe, Loyale, XT, Wagon and Brat

See Figure 2

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Fig. Fig. 2: Loosening and removing the wiper arm retainer nut-Sedan, Coupe, Loyale, XT, Wagon and Brat

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2.  
  3. Open the hood to access the wiper arm assembly.
  4.  
  5. Use a suitable prytool to remove the wiper arm retainer nut cover at the base of the wiper arm assembly, if equipped.
  6.  
  7. Paint an alignment mark on the linkage or motor stud and wiper arm. Loosen and remove the wiper arm retainer nut.
  8.  
  9. Apply upward pressure to remove the wiper arm.
  10.  

To install:
  1. Place the wiper arm in position on the stud aligning the painted marks. Install the retainer nut, and tighten to 65 inch lbs. (7 Nm).
  2.  
  3. Install the retainer nut cover.
  4.  
  5. Close the hood.
  6.  
  7. Connect the negative battery cable.
  8.  
  9. Test the wipers for proper wiper arm alignment and smooth operation.
  10.  

Legacy and Impreza

See Figures 3, 4 and 5

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Fig. Fig. 3: Remove the wiper arm retainer nut cover-Legacy



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Fig. Fig. 4: Loosen and remove the wiper arm retainer nut-Legacy and Impreza



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Fig. Fig. 5: Remove the wiper arm with upward pressure-Legacy and Impreza

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2.  
  3. Open the hood to access the wiper arm assembly.
  4.  
  5. Use a suitable prytool to remove the wiper arm retainer nut cover at the base of the wiper arm assembly, if equipped.
  6.  
  7. Paint an alignment mark on the linkage or motor stud and wiper arm. Loosen and remove the wiper arm retainer nut.
  8.  
  9. Apply upward pressure to remove the wiper arm.
  10.  

To install:
  1. Place the wiper arm in position on the stud aligning the painted marks. Install the retainer nut, and tighten to 65 inch lbs. (7 Nm).
  2.  
  3. Install the retainer nut cover.
  4.  
  5. Close the hood.
  6.  
  7. Connect the negative battery cable.
  8.  
  9. Test the wipers for proper wiper arm alignment and smooth operation.
  10.  

SVX

See Figure 6

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Fig. Fig. 6: Wiper arm retainer nut locations-SVX

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2.  
  3. Open the hood to access the wiper arm assembly.
  4.  
  5. Use a suitable prytool to remove the wiper arm retainer nut cover at the base of the wiper arm assembly, if equipped.
  6.  
  7. Paint an alignment mark on the linkage or motor stud and wiper arm. Loosen and remove the wiper arm retainer nut.
  8.  
  9. Apply upward pressure to remove the wiper arm.
  10.  

To install:
  1. Place the wiper arm in position on the stud aligning the painted marks. Install the retainer nut, and tighten to 65 inch lbs. (7 Nm).
  2.  
  3. Install the retainer nut cover.
  4.  
  5. Close the hood.
  6.  
  7. Connect the negative battery cable.
  8.  
  9. Test the wipers for proper wiper arm alignment and smooth operation.
  10.  

 
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