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Author Topic: Seized rear wiper arm  (Read 311 times)

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Offline jeepneagle

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Seized rear wiper arm
« on: February 01, 2020, 08:28:56 PM »
Any advice on a seized rear wiper arm on a wagon? I've tried lifting the arm to disengage the clip at the base but cannot get the arm to budge off of the splined shaft. I really don't want to get the get the torch out so close to the paint, but it seems frozen. At this point I'm thinking of cutting it off and retrofitting a rear wiper assembly out of a cherokee.

What have others done?
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Offline vangremlin

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Re: Seized rear wiper arm
« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2020, 09:23:16 PM »
I've taken a half a dozen of these off wagons in junk yards and it is never a lot of fun.  Usually end up leveraging a screw driver against the hatch to get it loose and pull it off.  Maybe lots of WD-40 and some heat will break it loose.  I would think you can come at from various angles to protect the paint, and it won't have to get red hot to break the arm loose.

Good luck!
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Offline jeepneagle

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Re: Seized rear wiper arm
« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2020, 01:13:37 PM »
Thanks!! I'll give the heat and PB blaster a shot.
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