2000 saturn sw2 rear wiper question

Discussion in 'Saturn S-series' started by ubergnosh, Feb 20, 2007.

  1. ubergnosh

    ubergnosh Guest

    does anyone have the chilton's for this model? does it explain how to
    remove the wiper arm on the rear window? I am hoping it doesnt
    involve taking the hatch door apart. I have examined it from the
    outside and found a meta tab that moves but cannot get the wiper arm
    off. right now when it wipes as it reaches the peak of the half
    circle it pulls away from the glass .. almost as if the pivot is too
    gunked up or the spring that holds it to the glass has gotten too
    weak. anyway any info would be most appreciated.
    ubergnosh, Feb 20, 2007
  2. ubergnosh

    Private Guest

    I suspect that there is no reason for you to remove the wiper arm. The
    metal tab you refer to is a (IMHO unnecessary) lock that will keep the wiper
    arm from contacting the window, place it in the other position and the wiper
    blade should press on the window unless it is dirty or seized.. The main
    pivot at the base of the wiper arm is prone to fill with road grit and will
    jamb and seize if not kept lubricated and used regularly. This pivot at the
    base of the wiper arm should be washed and lubricated regularly. Move the
    arm when lubricating in order to get the oil into the moving pin and holes.
    IIRC the wiper can be stopped at the top of its arc by turning off the key
    to stop the wiper, it is easier to lube and exercise the arm in this
    position as the arm uses more movement at this location than where parked at
    the bottom of the arc.
    Private, Feb 22, 2007
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