Passenger side wiper does not work

Tiny
BFENSOM
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  • 2004 PONTIAC SUNFIRE
Four cylinder front wheel drive automatic

The other day driving in the rain my passenger side wiper stopped working. Once it stopped raining i went out to look at it and it was very loose and free, I could move it myself. So I thought it just needed tightening but the nut was very tight. So i then removed the black cover and I noticed rod that connects the wipers to the wiper motor was not attached anymore. I tried to see if a nut came off but there is not a bolt or a nut that connects it. Is there anyway to fix this?


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Friday, December 26th, 2008 AT 1:41 PM

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Tiny
BMRFIXIT
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Pushing it in back will not resolve the problem for long it will come apart again.
Best way to deal with it is to have the wiper transmission replaced. You are half way there.
Need more directions let us know.
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Friday, December 26th, 2008 AT 4:15 PM
Tiny
BFENSOM
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Oh okay, thanks a lot. How do I go about replacing that? Do I just unbolt the transmission arm piece and the bolt a new assembly back on? I am guessing I would have to take the wiper blade pivot cylinder things off as well right?
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Friday, December 26th, 2008 AT 9:07 PM
Tiny
BMRFIXIT
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You can try to put it back together for time being and if you like,
but I have seen it come apart very easy after that and I do not believe it safe (specially in a snow storm ).


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or replace the transmission.


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Friday, December 26th, 2008 AT 11:21 PM
Tiny
TONYALK
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Hey, This is great! Is there anyway someone could help me and tell me what part/how much to expect to pay for this! It is one my drivers side wiper that is not working. But same problem. I had the bushing replaced but after one more rain it is broken again. I do not want to be overcharged or surprised by the cost of the repair.
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Thursday, July 31st, 2014 AT 7:52 AM
Tiny
LORIEANDERS
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  • 2005 PONTIAC SUNFIRE
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 84,000 MILES
Four cylinder front wheel drive automatic 84,000 miles

I do not own a manual for my car, and I am just wondering if the wipers run off of individual fuses? It has been really rainy and snowy here and while driving the passenger side wiper just stopped working. The drivers side wiper works just fine. Do they run off of individual fuses and if so, do you know which fuse it is? Thank you.
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Wednesday, January 11th, 2017 AT 4:25 PM (Merged)
Tiny
MASTERTECHTIM
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Not a fuse. You probably have a loose bolt holding the arm on and it is a easy fix. If you do it now instead of later. Using wipers too long will ruin the wiper transmission. Hope this helps.
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Wednesday, January 11th, 2017 AT 4:25 PM (Merged)
Tiny
LOU1989
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  • 2002 PONTIAC SUNFIRE
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • MANUAL
  • 123,000 MILES
Four cylinder front wheel drive manual 123,000 miles

I replaced the ignition locking cylinder in my car, the anti theft and service lights are on and my panel gauges, radio and wipers do not work. However the wipers and radio work when the key is turned back. How would I fix this?
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Wednesday, January 11th, 2017 AT 4:25 PM (Merged)
Tiny
BEAUTY 01
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My windshield wiper just completely stop working. Can you please tell me what is wrong or could be wrong? It is going to rain tomorrow and I need my wipers to work. Thanks so much for your help in advance !
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