Volkswagen Air-Cooled 1970-1981 Repair Guide

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



The windshield wiper linkage is secured at the ends by a ball and socket type joint. The ball and joint may be gently pryed apart with the aid of a small prytool. Always lubricate the joints with grease before assembly.

Wiper Arm Shaft

  1. Remove the wiper arm.
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  3. Remove the bearing cover or the shaft seal, depending on type.
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  5. On Type 4 models, remove the shaft circlip.
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  7. Remove the large wiper shaft bearing securing nut and remove the accompanying washer and rubber seal.
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  9. Disconnect the wiper linkage from the wiper arm shaft.
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  11. Working from inside the car, slide the shaft out of its bearing.
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It may be necessary to lightly tap the shaft out of its bearing. Use a soft-faced hammer.

  1. Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure.
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