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Old 03-21-2006, 01:24 PM   #1 (permalink)
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My bottom windshield seal is dying a fast and splintered death. Any easy way to replace it?
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My bottom windshield seal is dying a fast and splintered death. Any easy way to replace it?
u mean this piece? if yes, its cake to replace

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do happen to have a link to that piece or have a part number.. thanks a lot
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u mean this piece? if yes, its cake to replace

Yup that looks pretty darn familiar. Is it just a pop out/pop in operation, or are there any liquid sealants involved?
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Yup that looks pretty darn familiar. Is it just a pop out/pop in operation, or are there any liquid sealants involved?
pop out the wipers pop it out, pop new one in, pop back in wipers...u are the winnar!
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In 1996+ cars it is actually two trim pieces -- left and right. However, it is the same protocol: "pop out the wipers pop it out, pop new one in, pop back in wipers...u are the winnar!"
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Can you just pull off the wipers? That strikes me as rather amusing for some reason.
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Can you just pull off the wipers? That strikes me as rather amusing for some reason.
No, they are held in place with a (I think) a 13mm nut. And, of course they are splined.
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Splined?

I have no idea what you just said.

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The wiper arms have a series of teeth inside of the part that goes on the rotating stubs. The stubs have a corresponding set of teeth that mesh with the wiper arm. That way the arm is held in a particular place on the windshield and describes the area it will wipe. These teeth are called splines. If you look at the end of the wiper arm, at least on mine, there is a cap. Remove the cap, and a nut is exposed. If you remove the nut, you can pull the arm straight up and off. This is the best I can explain it, sorry.
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Actually you've been very clear. I just didn't know what a spline was. Now I'll be sure to make sure which tooth goes on which.
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Actually you've been very clear. I just didn't know what a spline was. Now I'll be sure to make sure which tooth goes on which.
Yep. When I bought my car, the hood would hit the driver's side wiper. It was sitting too low. I moved it up a couple of teeth and it now is out of the way.
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