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Removing wiper arm

Discussion in 'General Chevy & GM Tech Questions' started by Cableguy, Apr 6, 2008.

  1. Cableguy

    Cableguy Epic Member 5+ Years ROTM Winner 1000 Posts

    I was trying to get the wiper arms off my truck to paint them today.

    1996 GMC Sierra

    After I pulled back the little clip, the arm won't let go of the spindle shaft?
    Any ideas? besides a BFH (Fiero) Is there a puller for this? I'm pretty sure there is no nut under the arm.
  2. Gmcsuvguy

    Gmcsuvguy Rockstar 100 Posts

    It is probably corroded a bit, just try wiggling it while pulling on it, it should come off if the tab is pulled out far enough.
  3. ChevyFan

    ChevyFan Administrator Staff Member 5+ Years 5000 Posts

    There are two main ways to change out these arms. One is a direct slip-in male to female type connection. The other is the push-in the connector and slip off the reverse "C" fitting with some finese.

    I have seen these get corroded and be a bear to change. Get some WD-40 and hit that puppy and see it's it breaks free.
  4. Pete95Sierra

    Pete95Sierra Epic Member 5+ Years ROTM Winner 1000 Posts

    actaully im happy u brought this up cuz ive been thinking of painting mine... what are u using for paint??
  5. ChevyFan

    ChevyFan Administrator Staff Member 5+ Years 5000 Posts

    KYRLON BABY!

    I dare you actually to be creative on this and do some type of tie-dye or something. ;-)
    Last edited: Apr 6, 2008
  6. Cableguy

    Cableguy Epic Member 5+ Years ROTM Winner 1000 Posts

    Thanks guys, the passenger side was a bit of a stretch but it did pry off spindle with a piece of 1x2 under it. I painted it with tremclad black after a light sanding with emery cloth.

    Now I suppose you monkeys wants pictures now don't ya :rofl:

    I'll put them back on tonight, maybe snap a pic or 2
  7. Pete95Sierra

    Pete95Sierra Epic Member 5+ Years ROTM Winner 1000 Posts

    haha this monkey would enjoy pictures for sure.... and yea I was just thinkin a gloss black for mine tie-dye doesnt really go with the green silver paint scheme :rofl:
  8. Cableguy

    Cableguy Epic Member 5+ Years ROTM Winner 1000 Posts

    Peeling paint

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    To clean as a whip (No pun intended)

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    And an extra shot for good luck...

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  9. Pete95Sierra

    Pete95Sierra Epic Member 5+ Years ROTM Winner 1000 Posts

    alright looks good!!! defiinitely gonna be doin that sometime soon
  10. Crawdaddy

    Crawdaddy Epic Member Staff Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts Platinum Contributor

    ditto... my wiper arms look pretty crutty, but then again, so does the rest of the truck.... :grrrrrr:

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