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post #1 of 6 Old 03-20-2003, 01:26 AM Thread Starter
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Bought a '73 CJ5 about 6 months ago, and the windshield wiper motor was operational, albeit not connected to the arms. I was told (by the seller) that all it took was a small rod to marry the motor to the wipers, and it wouldn't be more than 5 or 6 dollars to replace with minimal effort. Fine. Deal done, thought I'd replace it when necessary.

Now I'm into a pretty rainy time of the year, with the jeep being my primary method of transversing the streets, and sans working wipers, along with not being able to find any merchant that sells my golden little connecting rod. Any suggestions? Can I make a part myself? Know any places I can buy one online? Or should I just get a bottle of Rainex and shut up?

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post #2 of 6 Old 03-20-2003, 07:10 AM
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Check out 4WD Hardware, Quadratec, Leon Rosser Jeep for starters.

I'm not sure if the '74 stuff works for a 73:
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in the mean time get some rain-x it really makes a differance

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I really appreciate the responses, and the diagram is extra helpful.

Made a few calls this afternoon, and was pretty much told the same thing by everybody; if I had a '76 model or newer, I'd be fine, but since everything '75 and under had no standard settings for things of this nature, I'd be forced to modify a part, and work with what I could find.

Already got the Rain-X plastered on,


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And since I responded before I looked at ninjajeep's links, scratch the last post. May not have to modify much of anything.
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