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Offline Paul Revere

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XJ wiper arm swap
« on: July 12, 2022, 08:14:18 AM »
Does anyone know what needs to be done to use XJ wiper arms so I can use modern wipers? I've read it's a common swap somewhere, but cant find specifics. any year XJ i need to get them from, will it work for the Rear wagon wiper arm too, etc?

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Re: XJ wiper arm swap
« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2022, 09:51:37 AM »
I did it to my sedan, I can't find the post I got the info. from now. THIS isn't it,  but might help you. I don't know about the rear window, my wagon already had been changed before I got it.

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'83 AMC Eagle wagon 258/auto.
'84 AMC Eagle sedan (4 door) 258/auto.
PREVIOUS AMCs:
'72 Gremlin X 304/3 speed
'81 Eagle Kammback 258/4 speed (Purchased new)
'82 Eagle wagon 258/5 speed Ordered new, traded Kammback)
'86 (I THINK) Eagle wagon - BlackBird 258/auto. (Got hit/totaled)
'83 Eagle wagon - White Eagle 258-auto. (Front subframe was rotted out - sold for parts)

Offline Still Pat

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Re: XJ wiper arm swap
« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2022, 10:07:24 AM »
FOUND IT!!! I was on Doug's Eagle Companion page on spacebook when I did mine!!! Here's the info. I got. From what I recall, you order the arms from one place & the blades from another. The blades are kinda small in my opinion, you COULD just order the arms & then go to where ever you want for blades in the right size.

'02 FORD E-150 Conversion van - Just sold!
'83 AMC Eagle wagon 258/auto.
'84 AMC Eagle sedan (4 door) 258/auto.
PREVIOUS AMCs:
'72 Gremlin X 304/3 speed
'81 Eagle Kammback 258/4 speed (Purchased new)
'82 Eagle wagon 258/5 speed Ordered new, traded Kammback)
'86 (I THINK) Eagle wagon - BlackBird 258/auto. (Got hit/totaled)
'83 Eagle wagon - White Eagle 258-auto. (Front subframe was rotted out - sold for parts)

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Re: XJ wiper arm swap
« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2022, 06:51:59 PM »
I got my Cherokee arms from the junkyard.  You just slip the old ones off, put the Cherokee arms on, and buy some wiper blades for an early 90s cherokee, 18" I think.  Good luck!
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Re: XJ wiper arm swap
« Reply #4 on: January 01, 2023, 08:11:06 PM »
Just wanted to post the wiper arms I got from Amazon. They are Jeep Cherokee arms and are a direct fit for the AMC Eagle Wagon.

I've been using them now for about 6 months and they are awesome. No more trying to find spade type blades...highly recommend these ones:

https://www.amazon.ca/Omix-Ada-19710-13-Front-Wiper-Cherokee/dp/B000FPXUEI

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Re: XJ wiper arm swap
« Reply #5 on: January 02, 2023, 11:47:39 PM »
I just replaced my wiper blades yesterday. I had previously replaced the arms with some from an early 90s Cherokee, ordered the correct 18” blades, easy peazey.  >:( >:( >:(

BTW, anybody else notice how expensive wiper blades are these days?  Incredible!  >:(
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1980 Coupe 258 - "Ginger
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Re: XJ wiper arm swap
« Reply #6 on: January 05, 2023, 10:13:41 AM »
I just replaced my wiper blades yesterday. I had previously replaced the arms with some from an early 90s Cherokee, ordered the correct 18” blades, easy peazey.  >:( >:( >:(

BTW, anybody else notice how expensive wiper blades are these days?  Incredible!  >:(

Theyre really marked up at parts stores becasue they know people will pay the price. Meanwhile the same name brand wipers are $5-10 on rockauto, if you dont mind waiting a few days for shipping
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