Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: How do I remove the cowl panel on a car windshield wiper arm?

asked by on

I am aware on how to remove a wiper arm with the correct tool. I want to remove the cowl panel. My question is once I remove the wiper arm, am I still able to clip back on the same wiper arm on the threads.

There should be no concern of stripping threads when removing while using the tool?

Hi there - to clarify, yes - once you have removed the nut which holds the wiper arm on to the splined shaft, yes, you can remove the wiper arm with the removal tool, then re-install the wiper on the splines, and replace the lock-down nut. Remember to carefully mark the location of the wiper arm on your windshield before disassembling anything, so that when replacing it, the wiper arm is correctly aligned to both the windshield and wiper arm drive shaft. The splines will re-align when you tighten the lock nut on the wiper arm shaft. Then you’re done!

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Does windshield washer fluid freeze?

There are several different types of windshield washer fluid on the market. During winter weather conditions, it is important to choose a windshield washer fluid that contains antifreeze. Methanol, ethylene glycol, or ethanol are types of alcohol that are added...

Q: Driver's door won't lock; washer fluid malfunctioning

Hello there, thank you for asking about your 1990 Oldsmobile Toronado. You can rule out a blown fuse for both of these issues. If the fuse were blown, the circuit would not operate at all. I'm guessing from your description...

Q: Windshield wipers not moving.

The wipers on your vehicle are powered by a multi-speed motor that is controlled by the wiper switch and a relay module. A set of gears, crank arm, and linkage attach the motor to the wipers. If you hear the...

Related articles

What Causes Hoses to Leak?
While the largest part of your engine is mechanical, hydraulics plays a significant role. You’ll find fluids at work in a number of different areas. Your car's fluids include: Engine oil Transmission...
How Long Does a Heater Control Valve Last?
Keeping the right amount of coolant in a car is essential in keeping the engine at the right temperature. Failing to have the right amount of coolant or even bad elements...
P0052 OBD-II Trouble Code: HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1)
P0052 code definition HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1) What the...