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post #1 of 30 Old 05-03-2006, 10:21 PM Thread Starter
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Post Windshield Wiper Fix...and new pics of the jeep

I was at Advance Auto today and looking around the store...I found "wiper linkage bushings" under the "help" section. The ones I found are for "93-2000 Chrysler cherokee" and some other vehicles. I was getting tired of having to push the wiper blades down after getting out because they were half way up the window.

This is what they usually look like.


I took the wiper blades off by bending the wiper arm back and pulling the clip towards the glass to lock the blades up...then you just pull the wiper arms off(this is also a good time to pain if they are rusted). Then take the Fresh air vent cover off.

Next...remove the four torx bolts(t30) around the wiper arm shafts (two next to each). Then take the bolt off that is right next to the wiper motor and unplug it...this should free the motor and all the arms.




You can just pull apart the wiper linkage if it is as worn as mine was. Basically its just a ball and cup setup. I used a vise and a 19mm deep socket to push some of the new bushings in.


On one of them I had to use a hammer and the socket to get the bushing onto the little ball. I wouldn't recommend doing this though...because the bushings are plastic.


Here is a pic of the three new bushings pressed in


You don't need all the bushings they give you because they are probably for other vehicles...also in the pic are the old worn bushings.


No need to mark where the wipers go on the splines...after you get the linkage all back together, make sure all the arms are in the same position they were when you took it out. After the Fresh air vent cover is back on...turn the wipers on...let them turn up then down...now you can put the arms back on in the position you want.

This whole "fix" takes about 2 hours max...its EASY but it takes a little work getting the motor and linkage out of the fresh air vent.

Heres a pic after using the wipers on a dry windshield.


and some pics of the jeep...and girlfriend




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post #2 of 30 Old 05-03-2006, 10:34 PM
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nice writeup, i've got the same problem

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Nice Jeep and lady friend.
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Nice pics.. looks like you could use some rear shims..


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Nice pics.. looks like you could use some rear shims..
yeah I probably could use some rear shims...but haven't really had time to rip into it yet

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post #6 of 30 Old 05-04-2006, 10:13 AM
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I don't have a problem with my wipers, but I think I'll attempt removing the 'Fresh Air vent cover' just for the heck of it...and maybe do some cleaning under there.

Your Jeep looks very nice!
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post #7 of 30 Old 05-04-2006, 11:17 AM
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NICE write up.
I have been having same issue as in your first pic.
I will be performing that mod soon!

Good looking Rig!
Hey, I like your workbench.

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post #9 of 30 Old 05-04-2006, 03:32 PM
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I just did this myself. My wipers park now but if the arms are too far down they slap the windshield trim!

I think my motor is going as well - on HIGH its not much faster then low.
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post #10 of 30 Old 05-04-2006, 04:08 PM
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i love that jeep!

unforunately my wipers are working fine, so i cant say anything about the article...just wanted to say nice jeep.

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you know that you have a good girlfriend when she will pose with the jeep. We are lucky guys, mine will pose with the jeep too, when she isn't driving hers!

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Good looking Rig!
Hey, I like your workbench.
yeah it sucks to be garageless Plus I didn't get my bench setup right yet so as you can see I take the vise where needed

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I think my motor is going as well - on HIGH its not much faster then low.
Did you check the little plug under the dash yet? If it is your motor its a pretty easy swap.

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you know that you have a good girlfriend when she will pose with the jeep. We are lucky guys, mine will pose with the jeep too, when she isn't driving hers!
Yeah its pretty great...I'll have to get some jeep "washing" pics this summer.


thanks guys for comments on the jeep...I guess putting money into has paid off

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Yeah its pretty great...I'll have to get some jeep "washing" pics this summer.



...anyway nice XJ and thanks for the writeup. I have same prob - not a big deal but annoying just the same. I always wondered what the fix was.
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lucky bastard.... my wife could care less about my jeep. In fact i think she secretly conspires to terminate the damn thing. She wont go near my jeep... ehem... she thinks it a death trap.

your jeep looks great BTW...

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Seriously nice Jeep - MY girlfriend loves the Jeep, but doesn't like how much attention I give it!


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