After some very cold weather, involving my windshield wip...

After some very cold weather, involving my windshield wiper freezing, only one of the joints will move I can tell the one that is not moving is bent and needs replacement, but I am unsure if a simple wiper replacement will fix thi...

After some very cold weather, involving my windshield wiper freezing, only one of the joints will move I can tell the one that is not moving is bent and needs replacement, but I am unsure if a simple wiper replacement will fix this, or if additional service is required Mechanic's Assistant: Have you checked the fuses? Do you know if there is power to the wiper motor? I have not checked fuses yet. There is power, as the functioning one will move when switched on Mechanic's Assistant: What is the make/model/year of your car? 2003 Cadillac Deville Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your DeVille yourself? What have you tried so far? I have not done anything yet to fix this, if I can do it myself I will, but I just dont know if the issue will be resolved by a simple windshield wiper change Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the Mechanic to know before I connect you? I believe that is it! Thank you!

Automotive Expert
Hi! Welcome to JustAnswer. Thank you for contacting us for assistance with your vehicle. I'm Ron. I will be happy to assist you with your question. May I ask to whom I have the pleasure of speaking with today?

Hey Ron! Thanks for your time. This is Terry R.
Automotive Expert
Hi Terry. Nice to see you today! I'm sorry to hear you are having this problem. I know this can be frustrating. Please give me one moment to type out some information for you. Sit tight one minute... I'll be right back!

Of course! Take your time. Can provide additional details if needed
Automotive Expert
Thanks for holding, Terry. When only one wiper arm is moving, first, check the wiper arm mounting nut at the base of the wiper arm. Pry off the plastic cap with a small, flat-blade tool to access the nut. Make sure the night is good and tight. If the nut is tight and still no movement, then the problem will lie in the wiper transmission. It is common for a 'pivot ball' of the transmission to pop out after being frozen. The wiper transmission is located under the cowl grill at the base of the windshield. For an image location view, click here: <u><strong><a href="" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"></a></strong></u>. To gain access, remove the wiper arms. Remove the cowl covers.

If the issue is due to the wiper transmission, will this pivot ball need replacement? Or simply just to be inserted back in
Automotive Expert
Unfortunately, the pivot balls are not repairable. Once they pop out, they are no good. The wiper transmission as a whole will need to be replaced.

I see. And let me ask you this, I am aware that Cadillacs sometimes require to be worked on by mechanics at their respective dealer. Would you happen to know or be aware of anyone that would be able to help me repair this locally? I reside in Columbus, OH, 43215
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Unfortunately, we are not allowed to promote any businesses. My advice is to try or Both are free to use and both have real reviews from real people in your area. Find a repeatable shop with Caddy experience... and you should be just fine.

I figured haha I just wanted to check! But thank you so much Ron, that should be all the answers I need for the moment. I appreciate it! Have a great day.
Automotive Expert
You're welcome, Terry! Glad I could be of some help today! I hope everything works out well for you! Have a great day! Thank you for choosing Just Answer for your questions!

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