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how to removed the wiper arms?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by solowookie, Mar 21, 2002.

  1. solowookie

    solowookie 1/2 ton status

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    I'm assuming you just pull them straight off, but they aren't coming. I just wanted to verify, or see if anybody had any suggestions before I got down and dirty with them.
     
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    Are you talking about removing the entire linkage? If so, you need to disconnect them from the wiper arm motor. I believe a 10mm socket and a 1/4" racthet and extension should do the trick.
    Don't remove the nuts all the way, just make them both loose.
    -- Mike
     
  3. tRustyK5

    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    There is a little clip thing on the underside that releases the arm from the splined end. Believe it or not GM makes a special tool for wiper arm removal...
    I bent the tip of an old flat blade screwdriver which seems to work OK as long as the arm isn't 'frozen' onto the splined end.

    Rene
     
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    When I painted my K5 couple years ago I pulled the arms off.. They were stuck. I just used a flat tip screw driver and worked around the base of the arm that mounts to the splined ends.Took some energy,and some pulling to get them off...
     
  5. solowookie

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    thanks guys - I'll have to try that in the morning Rene, or go see if the local bodyshop will lend me their wiper removal tool.
     
  6. HarryH3

    HarryH3 1 ton status Author

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    With the right tool, they will usually yank right off. Lisle makes one that's pretty cheap. Most parts stores carry 'em.
     

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