Toyota Corolla 1988-1997 Repair Guide

Wiper Blade and Arm

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



See Figures 1 through 5

  1. To remove the wiper blades, lift up on the spring release tab on the wiper blade-to-wiper arm connector.
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  3. Pull the blade assembly off the wiper arm.
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Fig. Fig. 1: To remove the wiper blade, lift up on the spring release tab, then remove the blade

  1. Press the old wiper blade insert down, away from the blade assembly, to free it from the retaining clips on the blade ends. Slide the insert out of the blade. Slide the new insert into the blade assembly and bend the insert upward slightly to engage the retaining clips.
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Prior to wiper arm removal, it is wise to mark the windshield-to-blade placement with crayon for installation. This will help with blade height.

  1. To replace a wiper arm, unscrew the acorn nut (a cap covers this retaining nut at the bottom of the wiper arm) which secures it to the pivot and carefully pull the arm upward and off the pivot. Install the arm by placing it on the pivot and tightening the nut to approximately 15 ft. lbs. (20 Nm). Remember that the arm MUST BE reinstalled in its EXACT previous position or it will not cover the correct area during use.
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Fig. Fig. 2: To remove the wiper arm, first remove the cap



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Fig. Fig. 3: Place matchmarks on the shaft and arm



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Fig. Fig. 4: Remove the retaining nut ...



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Fig. Fig. 5: ... then remove the arm from the vehicle

If one wiper arm does not move when turned on or only moves a little bit, check the retaining nut at the bottom of the arm. The extra effort of moving wet snow or leaves off the glass can cause the nut to come loose-will turn without moving the arm.

 
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