How do you remove the wiper arm

Discussion in 'Troubleshooting & Diagnosis' started by RS1979, Oct 4, 2017.

  1. ol' grouch

    ol' grouch Veteran Member

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    All the tool does is pull the tang out and give you a handle to wiggle the arm and slide straight off the wiper post.
     
  2. CorkyE

    CorkyE Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Isn't that what it's supposed to do? :D

    I just grabbed one off Amazon for myself.
     
  3. Bandit723

    Bandit723 Veteran Member

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    There is a proper GM tool to do this.

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  4. RS1979

    RS1979 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    I bet it’s called a “whatchamacallit wiper thingy taker offer device” lol
     
  5. ol' grouch

    ol' grouch Veteran Member

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    Yep, simple little thing that makes the job a LOT easier. I've seen some advertised but they weren't the basic tool. A lot more money too.
     
  6. Gary S

    Gary S Administrator Lifetime Gold Member

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    The purpose of the tool is to unload the spring in the wiper that holds it against the glass. If the spring isn't unloaded, the splines bind and don't want to slide apart. When unloaded, the splines slip apart easily. Basic simple mechanics that needs a basic simple tool to make it easy.
     
  7. RS1979

    RS1979 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Mmmm. Something about that just doesn't seem right to me Larry.
     
  8. 8pack

    8pack Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    It's cordless, you don't have to worry about figuring out how to hold the extension cord off the car so the paint doesn't get scratched.
     
  9. RS1979

    RS1979 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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