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How to Replace a Windshield Wiper Arm

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The windshield wiper arm connects to the wiper linkage and holds the blade. Over time, the arm can get bent and damaged, especially during the winter when it’s moving heavy snow and ice. If the windshield wiper arm is going bad, you’ll know right away because the wiper will leave streaks, chatter across the windshield, or not move at all.

Part 1 of 1: Replace the wiper arm

Materials Needed

  • Free repair manuals ­- Autozone provides free online repair manuals for certain makes and models
  • Protective gloves
  • Ratchet, extension and sockets of the appropriate size
  • Red Loctite (optional)
  • Safety glasses
  • Small flathead screwdriver
  • Wiper arm puller (optional)

Step 1: Remove the pivot arm nut cover. Using a small flathead screwdriver, pry up on the pivot nut cover to remove it.

Step 2: Remove the arm retaining nut. Use a ratchet, extension and socket of the appropriate size to remove the arm retaining nut.

Step 3: Remove the wiper arm. Remove the arm by pulling it up and off the linkage stud.

  • Note: On some vehicles, the wiper arm is pressed on and requires a special puller for removal.

Step 4: Mount the arm on the linkage stud. Mount the arm back on the linkage stud.

Step 5: Install the arm retaining nut. Install the arm retaining nut on the linkage stud and tighten it down using a ratchet, extension and socket of the appropriate size.

  • Note: It’s a good idea to put red Loctite on the retaining nut threads to prevent the arm from backing off.

Step 6: Install the pivot nut cover. Install the pivot nut cover by snapping it into place.

That’s how you replace a wiper arm. If this seems like a task you’d prefer to leave to a professional, YourMechanic offers expert windshield wiper arm replacement at the location of your choice.


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Justin

7 years of experience
356 reviews
Justin
7 years of experience
Dodge Journey - Windshield Wiper Arm Replacement (Rear) - Boynton Beach, Florida
He did an awesome job. I would definitely use him again.

Travis

12 years of experience
392 reviews
Travis
12 years of experience
Lincoln Town Car - Windshield Wiper Arm Replacement (Driver Side Front) - Minneapolis, Minnesota
Travis arrived even a little early, talked to me, looked over the vehicle, ran some scans, confirmed my wiper arm issue, delivered great news on my heat/air issues (a fuse) and had it all done in such a timely manner that I don't know if I'll ever use a shop again unless he tells me! Great experience and this from a woman that spent 11 years working for a large auto corporation... You can trust this mechanic.

Deane

10 years of experience
320 reviews
Deane
10 years of experience
Buick Enclave - Windshield Wiper Arm Replacement (Rear) - San Diego, California
Excellent service, friendly and on time for appointment. Actually was early!!!!

Phil

29 years of experience
48 reviews
Phil
29 years of experience
Nissan Altima - Windshield Wiper Arm Replacement (Driver Side Front, Passenger Side Front) - Hyattsville, Maryland
Very professional! Very knowledgable. Took time to show the way things should look. Was very patient with as everything that could go wrong with the parts went wrong. I would gladly book Phil again.

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