How to Perform Windshield Wiper Arm Replacement

Windshield Wiper Arm Replacement

Windshield Wiper Arm ReplacementThe windshield wiper system is made to keep the windshield clear in rain, snow, or when dirt and debris prevent your view. At the time the windshield wiper switch is turned on, power goes to the windshield wiper motor and transmission. Linkage attaches the windshield wiper transmission to the wiper arms. The windshield wiper transmission makes the windshield wiper arms to move in a side-to-side motion against the windshield or back window to keep it clear and clean. At the time the windshield wipers are not touching the window, the wipers chatter continuously against the window when they are turned on, or the windshield wiper moves but the one or both of the wiper arms stay put, it may be time to change your windshield wiper arms.

Facts to Note:

Install new wiper blades any time a windshield wiper arm is changed.

Change both windshield wiper arms at the same time.

How to Fix:

The hood is opened and supported as required. The wipers are put into the park position (the position where the wipers rest when not in use) before removal of the wiper arm. The position is noted by a small grease marker mark on the windshield.

The old wiper arm is taken away from the vehicle.

The new wiper arm is installed and aligned with the mark on the window. Any marks are erased from the window using glass cleaner.

The hood is closed as demanded and the wipers are tested for proper functioning.

The windshield wipers are tested for proper operation with a hose running water on the window.

The windshield wiper arms keep your windshield clear and maintaining your road visibility. If you can not see the road clearly because your wipers aren’t working well, schedule an inspection.

Common symptoms to know when to replace the Windshield Wiper Arm

Wiper blades streak

Wipers chatter when going back and forth

One or both wiper blades remain stationary when turned on

Wiper blade doesn’t touch the window when swiping

Importance of this service

Being able to see clearly your way down the road is one of the most essential factors in driving. If your wipers are not working properly, get the system checked right away.


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