WINDSHIELD WIPER ARM

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  • ron13
  • 1998 Buick Regal
  • 86,000 miles

MY RIGHT SIDE WINDSHIELD WIPER, ON MY 1998 BUICK REGAL, ONLY GOES UP 1/4 TO 1/2 THE WAY AND SEEMS TO SKIP AND THEN GOES BACK DOWN TO THE REGULAR POSITION ECT..I TOOK OFF THE PLASTIC COVER TO REVEAL THE NUT THAT HOLDS THE ARM ON.I GRABBED IT AND IT MOVES BACK THE WIPER ONLY GOES (WHEN TURNED ON)1/4 TO 1/2 UP FROM THE OFF POSITION AND GOES BACK DOWN AND THEN UP TO APPROX.1/4 TO 1/2 THE TOTAL WAY, ECT. I TOOK THE PLASTIC COVER OFF TO REVEAL THE NUT THAT HOLDS ON THE ARM.I THEN GRABBED THE ARM AND TRIED TO MOVE IT AND I CAN, BACK AND FORTH. IT SEEMS LIKE SOMETHING IS STRIPPED.I DON'T KNOW TO DO NEXT TO FIX IT!CAN YOU PLEASE HELP ME. THANK YOU.

Sunday, October 2nd, 2011 AT 11:45 PM

1 Answer

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  • rivermikerat
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  • 6,118 posts

There should be a small latch on the bottom side of the wiper arm where it meets the nipple that turns it. Remove the arm and check the nipple.

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Sunday, October 2nd, 2011 AT 11:55 PM

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