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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.
 

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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.
 

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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.
 

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

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KYRLON BABY!

I dare you actually to be creative on this and do some type of tie-dye or something. ;-)
 

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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
 

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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:
 

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Peeling paint



To clean as a whip (No pun intended)



And an extra shot for good luck...

 

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alright looks good!!! defiinitely gonna be doin that sometime soon
 

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alright looks good!!! defiinitely gonna be doin that sometime soon
ditto... my wiper arms look pretty crutty, but then again, so does the rest of the truck.... :grrrrrr:
 

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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.

I've got the same problem. Kind of felt a bit silly so thanks for this thread. Mabey its a Canadian thing? Got to love the salting in the winter. Or is this a common GM problem.
 
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