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Old December 29th, 2009, 12:17 AM
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Windshield wiper arms?

Should the arms simply "pop" off the splined adapters? When I pull my wiper arms off the glass with the smallest bit of wiggling I can pull the entire arm off. My gut reaction is to glue the arm to the splined adapter. Would this be the wrong thing to do?

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Old December 29th, 2009, 12:52 AM
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Are you talking about when they are flat against the winshield? Or if you have the arms pulled away from the glass?

If it's when they are flat against the glass, then you have some kind of problem. If it's when they are lifted away from the glass, then it's how they are supposed to work.

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Old December 29th, 2009, 02:43 AM
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Sorry I should have been more clear. I meant with the wiper arm pulled out away from the glass, I can, fairly easily disengage the wiper arm and pull it free. So that is the way they are supposed to work?

I thought mine were worn out or something. I took the splined adapters off and sand blasted the rust off of them and then gunkoted them for corrosion resistance.

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Yep, you're fine. They have a bit of a clamping mechanism in there at the bottom. When you pull them away from the glass, it releases the clamp.

But don't think you wasted your time by blasting the adapters clean. Eventually you may want to remove the arms for some other reason, and will be thankful that they actually come off! Very common for them to be siezed in place.

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mine were siezed I had to drill them out....
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Yep, you're fine. They have a bit of a clamping mechanism in there at the bottom. When you pull them away from the glass, it releases the clamp.

But don't think you wasted your time by blasting the adapters clean. Eventually you may want to remove the arms for some other reason, and will be thankful that they actually come off! Very common for them to be siezed in place.

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So basically I got luckey huh? Ohhhh I figger that any time spent making ANYTHING on a Defender Rust Proof is time WELL spent.

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So basically I got luckey huh? Ohhhh I figger that any time spent making ANYTHING on a Defender Rust Proof is time WELL spent.

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Oddly enough, my right wiper arm came off the adaptor, and both connecting points were stripped and rusty. Just ordered the arm (22 bucks) and the adaptor (11 bucks) from RDS, in case you were wondering about replacement cost.
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Had to drill out both of mine. What a pain in the a**.

Put new adaptors on and just ordered a spare set just to have.
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