windshield wiper arm question

70454inutah

Veteran Member
Sep 10, 2014
100
provo utah
a second issue i have. where the driver side wiper arm comes off the post it has the flex joint. how much should that flex and should there be play in it? ( play where it fits onto the post)
my passenger side is tight but the driver side rocks a fair amount which causes it to angle up and hit the hood.
it might hit regardless but im guessing its making it worse. fiberglass hood.
 

berg2695

Veteran Member
Nov 13, 2011
628
I know exactly what you mean. That spring under the arm is so stiff that the splined connection doesn't stand a chance over time. I've tried to think of a way to improve that arrangement but haven't come up with anything yet. It doesn't matter much on most cars but on a second gen the hood is just too close.
 

70454inutah

Veteran Member
Sep 10, 2014
100
provo utah
I know exactly what you mean. That spring under the arm is so stiff that the splined connection doesn't stand a chance over time. I've tried to think of a way to improve that arrangement but haven't come up with anything yet. It doesn't matter much on most cars but on a second gen the hood is just too close.
Is it the arm or the splined part that wears out?
 




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