This page is dedicated to helping you refit that loose wiper arm. By the end of this video, you’ll be able to locate the wiper assembly, you’ll understand how to access it, diagnose and refit it.
I had an easy time in the video as the older vehicle allowed for easy access to the wiper assembly. That’s not always the case, unfortunately. In many cases, you’ll need to remove the wiper arms themselves in order to lift the windshield cowl. I covered the process of removing the wiper arms and removing the windshield cowl in this post “How to replace windshield wiper motor?”.
That said I’ll include a few tools not shown in the video above.
Tools You’ll Need To Refit Your Loose Wiper Arm
Here’s a list of tools to help the job move along nicely.
Gearwrench is a pretty solid performer, I have lots of their tools and they work just fine. This is a 56 piece 3/8 inch drive ratchet with the six-point socket set. Typically mechanics use 1/2 inch, 3/8, and 1/4 inch drive, ratchet, and socket sets, however, a good 3/8 set is a great allrounder.
This inexpensive puller tool could save you a ton of heartache. Used to remove stubborn wiper arms from their spindles.
3m Silicone grease is a grease compatible with both rubber, plastic, nylon, and metal. Regular grease causes damages to rubber, plastic, and nylon materials. It causes them to swell, and swelling usually causes bigger problems later.