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?

A: Hi there - to clarify, yes - once you have ...

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

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!

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: Change direction of wipers

This would require modifying the windshield wiper motor which could be costly. If it is an issue of the quality of the job they do, I would suggest purchasing better quality wiper blades.

Q: Windshield wipers stopped working

Hi there. This can occur from a blown fuse, a failed motor, or a problem with the control switch. I usually check the fuse first to see if it has blown. If it has then I would replace it and...

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...

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 Distributor O Ring Last?
The distributor is part of the ignition system in your vehicle and its purpose is to route high voltage from the ignition coil to the spark plug. The spark plug then...
P2428 OBD-II Trouble Code: Exhaust Gas Temperature Too High Bank 1
P2428 code definition A P2428 trouble code signifies that the PCM has detected a problem in the exhaust gas temperature sensor circuit in bank 1, which subsequently contains the number one...