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Hello all!
I have a slight problem, I repainted the grill black, however now the faded wipers steal the show! How do I remove the part so I can paint it? (Not the wiper itself but the assembly)
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Open the hood so you can see and reach the end of the wiper arm that's connected to the mechanism at the base of the windshield. Keeping the wipers in their parked position will help you when you put them back on. Normally, there's a plastic cap over the nut that holds the arm on each shaft. Pry the cap off gently with a pocket knife so you can reach the nut. Remove the nut using a socket wrench. You'll likely need to raise the hood to get clearance. The wiper arms are splined to the shafts and are under spring tension to force the arm toward the windshield. Sometimes the arms will pop off easily, but usually you need a small hub puller to get them off. The puller hooks under the edge of the arm and has a screw that applies pressure to the end of the shaft to force it through the arm. When you tighten the screw to apply pressure, the arm should easily pop off. Use rags to protect the windshield and hood when it pops off. Once the arm is off, you can easily remove the wiper blade and paint the arm. When you're ready to reinstall the arms, straighten the arm against the spring pressure and push the end over the shaft onto the splines matching the original arm angle. Install the nut and snap the nut cover back on. It's really quite simple if you have a puller and they're a good and inexpensive tool to have in your toolbox. For pictures of pullers, Google "windshield wiper arm puller" and you'll get images of examples. All auto parts stores should have them. Good luck.
 

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Open the hood so you can see and reach the end of the wiper arm that's connected to the mechanism at the base of the windshield. Keeping the wipers in their parked position will help you when you put them back on. Normally, there's a plastic cap over the nut that holds the arm on each shaft. Pry the cap off gently with a pocket knife so you can reach the nut. Remove the nut using a socket wrench. You'll likely need to raise the hood to get clearance. The wiper arms are splined to the shafts and are under spring tension to force the arm toward the windshield. Sometimes the arms will pop off easily, but usually you need a small hub puller to get them off. The puller hooks under the edge of the arm and has a screw that applies pressure to the end of the shaft to force it through the arm. When you tighten the screw to apply pressure, the arm should easily pop off. Use rags to protect the windshield and hood when it pops off. Once the arm is off, you can easily remove the wiper blade and paint the arm. When you're ready to reinstall the arms, straighten the arm against the spring pressure and push the end over the shaft onto the splines matching the original arm angle. Install the nut and snap the nut cover back on. It's really quite simple if you have a puller and they're a good and inexpensive tool to have in your toolbox. For pictures of pullers, Google "windshield wiper arm puller" and you'll get images of examples. All auto parts stores should have them. Good luck.
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