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 Windshield Wiper Nut Removal

 Created by: fattogatto
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 Posted: May 17, 2017 05:30AM
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Thanks guys. It appears I'll have to cut them off.

 Posted: May 15, 2017 05:12PM
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this is where a dremel tool with a cut off abrasive disc comes in handy.
Since you are not going to put these corroded nuts back on, I suggest cutting them off as a time saver.

 Posted: May 14, 2017 03:55PM
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If they are jammed on (corroded threads) cut a corner off the nut, then it will undo with a crescent wrench.

Kevin G

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 Posted: May 14, 2017 02:11PM
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and failing all else, cut them off and fit new ones (often the only solution)

 Posted: May 14, 2017 11:54AM
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In addition to Terry's advice, it should go without saying that you should flood the large nuts with penetrating oil (not WD-40) and let it soak for a while before trying to loosen things.  Those nuts are often fused in place with lots of corrosion on the threads.

Doug L.
 Posted: May 14, 2017 09:30AM
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If it is spinning, then it is it loose at the wiper box.
You should be able to carefully get a vice grip on it. there may be wiring running close to it.

The bushes may make it difficult, but you could squeeze one of them to grab that part of the wiper box.

 Posted: May 14, 2017 08:24AM
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After removing the wiper arms, it should be a simple matter of unscrewing the large nuts on the wiper stalks and sliding the whole assembly out. However, the large nuts simply spin with their threaded counterparts spinning also.

Is there a way to access the stalks from the underside to hold them tight so the large nuts can be removed?

Thanks,