REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
See Figures 1 through 7
- To remove the wiper blades, lift up on the spring release tab on the wiper blade-to-wiper arm connector.
- Pull the blade assembly off the wiper arm.
- 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.
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.
- To replace a wiper arm, unscrew the upper acorn nut.
- Lift the upper portion of the wiper arm to access the lower nut and arm.
- Remove the lower nut and wiper arm portion from the pivot. Install the arm by placing it on the pivot and tightening the nuts 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.
Matchmarking the arm and pivot is a good idea prior to removal.
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.
- Open the rear door assembly.
- Remove the wiper arm cover.
- Loosen and remove the nut and pull off the wiper arm.
- Remove the nut and wiper link washer.
- Place the washer with nut on the wiper shaft.
- Install the wiper arm and tighten the nut to 15 ft. lbs. (20 Nm).