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wipers broken snow is falling.....I am assed out!!!!

my wipers are broken.... looking under the cowl I can see the arm that comes from the motor that moves back and forth like came off. now with some moving around (cutting the hell out of my fingers) I was able to get the arm on only to have it keep coming off. anyway my question is does anybody know how to keep the arm on because the little plastic nipple (HEHEHE...nipple ) is like worn and the dealer told me I have to replace the whole motor and arm for like 150 bucks for that stupid plastic thing!!
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Easiest and cheapest solution is replacement of the entire wiper transmission assembly.
Its only like 3 or 4 bolts to change everything out. I had to recently do it on my concorde because the motor burned out.

Someone on the site could probably pull one from a yard for you or, i might be able to get you one from the yard this week when im going there for other things.

Let me know if your interested and ill let ya know a price, but it will be less than the dealerships.
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What??? Sounds like the little plastic square that keeps the arm on came off. Stupid thing really. If you loose that little plastic square, you are hosed. Go to a salvage yard and get another one. Otherwise, get some plastic and shape your own.
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Last time I checked I saw those plastic caps for the linkages at Murray's, maybe some other part staore has them too. They were manufactured by "HELP" company.
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You don't have to buy the whole motor to fix you part, tell me which part you would need, and I'll get you the cost of it, if you bought it from dodge.




1) W/o air foil W/o air foil Right 2) Blade assy Right 3) Motor
4) Motor Bracket 5) Linkage Upper 6) Linkage Lower
7) Reservoir 8) Cap

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it does not seem to have a number on your really excellent diagram!!!
Howeever the piece i am looking for is at the end of the arm that goes back and forth to pull the wipers to and fro---(spell check please!)
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k-nash I totally did not think of that I have that brand at my shop do you know what part # it is?
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it does not seem to have a number on your really excellent diagram!!!
Howeever the piece i am looking for is at the end of the arm that goes back and forth to pull the wipers to and fro---(spell check please!)
Well, there are two linkage's that control the wipers a, upper and lower.
The cost of the lower is: $ 55 and the upper is $ 10 more. I just wanted to let you know of the cost, if you could not find your plastic part. And let you know that you don't have to replace the motor and everythink. So you like the clear diagram :silly:
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it does not seem to have a number on your really excellent diagram!!!
Howeever the piece i am looking for is at the end of the arm that goes back and forth to pull the wipers to and fro---(spell check please!)
Between the short arm from the motor and the first link?
Or between the first and second link on the driver's side?
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at the end of the drivers side short arm first link
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the plastic peice faces down
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If its the plastic peice that connects the passager side arm to the drivers side (which is the first link from the motor) you will need the Upper Linkage, if it's part of the first link from the motor you will need the Lower Linkage.

Here's how you can remove and install the linkage:

REMOVAL & INSTALLATION

See Figures 1 through 11


Fig. 1: Separate the hood seal from the cowl panel




Fig. 2: Unscrew the cowl panel ...




Fig. 3: ... then lift the unit from the vehicle




Fig. 4: Remove the linkage mounting bolts




Fig. 5: Disconnect the wiring to the wiper motor




Fig. 6: You can either remove the unit to work on it ...




Fig. 7: ... or unbolt the linkage on the vehicle




Fig. 8: And remove the assembly after detaching all of the components




Fig. 9: Use a ball joint/tie rod separator to separate the caps from the wiper linkage




Fig. 10: Using a socket larger than the cap is necessary to remove them




Fig. 11: Exploded view of the cap and seals on the wiper linkage



Lift up on the driver's side wiper arm and move the retainer tab fully away from the wiper arm.

Grasp the blade and arm assembly and pull up off the wiper arm shaft.

Disconnect the washer hose on the driver's side blade from the metal line.

Unplug the washer hose on the right blade from the metal line.

Lift up on the passenger's side wiper arm and move the retainer tab fully away from the wiper arm.

Grasp the blade and arm assembly and pull up off of the wiper arm shaft.

Remove the rear hood seal along with the cowl screen.

Remove the linkage assembly mounting bolts.

Disconnect the wiper arm linkage, using a ball joint/tie rod separator, separate the ball cap from the ball.

Remove the caps by placing a cap shoulder over a socket larger than the shoulder. Tap on the cap into the socket and remove.

Disconnect the electrical wiring harness.

Extract the wiper motor/linkage assembly.

To install:

Connect the electrical wiring harness.

Place the linkage on the socket, then install the cap into position over the socket and tap on the shoulder of the cap to lock it into position.

Connect the washer hose.

Position the wiper linkage/motor assembly and secure it with the mounting bolts.

Tighten the mounting bolts to 8-10 ft. lbs. (11-14 Nm).

Cycle the wipers once and allow them to park to make sure that they are installed in the correct position.

Install the cowl screen and rear hood seal. Tighten the screen hold-down bolts.

Inspect the weather-stripping to ensure full engagement to the upper lip of the dash panel (firewall).

Connect the right washer hoses to the hoses on the wiper arms.

Slide the wiper arms onto the shafts until they snap in place. Install the wiper arms onto the shaft orienting it so that the tip of the blade is 1 inch (25mm) from the bottom of the windshield.

Start the vehicle and check for proper operation

Hopefully this post helps you fix you wipers, sorry for in being so long.
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I can't remember the part # from the HELP company. But I can tell you I temporary fixed my old 93 with electrical tape on the seal then I snapped the plastic cap back on(till I could get the part) It worked for a very quick fix, but it wouldn't last long in a down pour. Might just last long enough for you to get the part to fix it right.

BTW that is an execellent how-to from strongt


Usually it is just the plastic cap that wears out and allows the linkage to pop loose.

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yes! its the plastic cap that wore out if anyone know where to get them I would sent them a cold onein the mail
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go to a junk yard
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