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Unread 06-12-2011, 05:59 PM   #1
southworth
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YJ Hardtop Rear Wiper Arm Removal

I purchased a hardtop two years ago and last year finally put in on my YJ. My initial plan was to acquire the wiring to utilize the the wiper and the defroster.

Well, I haven't been motivated to get all the wiring and now I want to remove the rear wiper arm because it is rusting and causing a streak on the glass. I haven't been able to figure out how to remove the arm (pretty much everything on the outside of the hardtop. I would like to keep the motor attached (it still works) so when I do get the wiring I can hook it all up.

Can anybody help me out with how to remove the arm? I'm assuming it's pretty easy but it would help me out a lot to see a few pictures of the removal process.

Thanks in advanced!

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Unread 06-12-2011, 06:08 PM   #2
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Here are two pics of what I'm working with.

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Unread 06-12-2011, 06:14 PM   #3
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I recently removed mine to replace with a new arm. To remove you must lift up on the little retaining clip under where the arm slips over the splined shaft and then pull it off. This sounds super easy but my guess is that is corroded and won't slide off (as mine was). I tried soaking it with PB Blaster for days and prying on it with no luck. Finally, I took a Dremel tool with a thin cut-off wheel and cut two slits in it where the arm sits on the shaft and used a screwdriver to break off the piece I cut. I was then able to slip it off. When you make the cuts go slow and watch for the color of the metal to change. You will clearly see when you cut into the corrosion between the pot metal (I think) arm and the steel wiper shaft so you will know when to stop cutting.
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Unread 06-14-2011, 09:21 PM   #4
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@wallydude thanks for the info. It's definitely not coming off easily. I am going to spray some pb blaster in there because I'm hoping to salvage the wiper arm when I get the wiring harness.

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