71 camaro windshield wipers

Discussion in 'Troubleshooting & Diagnosis' started by rhardwick, Nov 26, 2007.

  1. rhardwick

    rhardwick New Member

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    I bought windshield wiper arms from npd for my 71 camaro they said they fit 67-72 camaro,I installed them with new 16" wiper blades evrything worked great until I went to close the hood it hits the wiper arms.Any suggestions ?.The npd part# is
    c-10147-1
    I found wiper arms from a 76 camaro on ebay does anyone know if they will work?
    Thanx in advance for any help
    Rick
     
    Last edited: Nov 26, 2007
  2. April81Z28

    April81Z28 Moderator Lifetime Gold Member

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    Hopefully some one more knowledgable will chime in.

    It sounds like maybe you have the hideaway wipers and got the standard arms instead of the hideaway ones.
     
  3. Jazn_84

    Jazn_84 Veteran Member Gold Member

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    That would be my guess too. Do you know if you have hideaway wipers? If you got arms that would fit 67-72 they won't work on the hideaway system, hideaway parts would be 70-73 specific. Maybe all the way to 81, I am not sure how long they made the hideaways. There is a way to tell by looking at the wiper motor if you aren't sure. I think the round motor is hideaway and the square motor is standard, but don't quote me on that.
     
  4. rhardwick

    rhardwick New Member

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    I Changed The Wipers To A Cheaper Brand They Dont Stand As Tall On The Windshield,i Have Minimum Clearance Now.i Still Dont Think I Have The Right Setup The W/s Wiper Motor Is The Square Type.
     
  5. Eaglefixer

    Eaglefixer Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    I have the same problem so i'm trying to find the the right type. I believe these are the ones I or we need. I'm going to call the tech line tomorrow and make sure. http://www.yearone.com/pco/8_0907/0127z.asp X6
     
  6. bfendick

    bfendick Veteran Member

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    I think that its the blades, not so much the arms . Original blades are really flat and, as they are metal, have wiper blade refills that should be changed instead of the complete blade. Aftermarket blades stick up to high and caqn contact the hood. Hope this helps, Bob
     
  7. rhardwick

    rhardwick New Member

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    thanx guys.I thank you are right about the blades the cheaper ones I bought were not as tall, I also went to the 18" blade seems to work fine.Eaglefixer I used the straight arms that were used on 67-69, npd were sold out of the blades so I bought them from autozone.
     
  8. 1974TypeLT

    1974TypeLT Veteran Member

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    Try the Trico Exact Fit. They are the only ones that will clear my hood cowl.
     
  9. 70rat

    70rat Veteran Member

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    Wiper arms from 67-69 Camaros are different than 70-76 Camaros.18" wiper blades are used on the hidden wipers from 70-81.
     
  10. Eaglefixer

    Eaglefixer Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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