Q: My front wipers main transmission linkage/bush broke when something hit them down the bonnet

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Hi there,

A piece of plywood slid off my roof, down my windscreen, and pushed my wiper blades down the bonnet slightly (luckily that was the only damage!). The wipers no longer work.

I have unbolted the wipers transmission and found that the linkage/bush connecting the transmission arm to the main arm that goes behind the firewall to the wipers has cracked. It won't hold the two pieces together now. I pushed it back together but when I flicked the wipers on to test it, it just clicked straight out.

A few questions: - Would you suggest buying a brand new linkage kit for the wipers (I could replace the other linkages while I'm at it) or should I go to a wreckers and buying secondhand?

  • How do I get in to remove the whole wiper system from behind the firewall?

Thanks so much for your help in advance!


My car has 280000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

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