Toyota Tercel 1984-1994 Repair Guide

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: Be careful not to break the release tab when disengaging it



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Fig. Fig. 2: The wiper blade can be slipped off the arm after the release tab is disengaged

  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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  3. To replace a wiper arm, remove the nut/bolt (on some models, 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. 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. 3: A small cap usually covers the wiper arm retaining nut/bolt



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Fig. Fig. 4: Once the retaining nut/bolt is removed, carefully pull the wiper arm from its pivot



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Fig. Fig. 5: Make sure the wiper arm is correctly positioned before installing the retaining nut/bolt

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; the pivot will turn without moving the arm.

 
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