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#1 2017-01-10 15:29:40

Registered: 2016-05-18
User Number: 36713
Posts: 40

Rear Wiper Arm Removal?

I'm replacing my rear wiper arm and blade with new ones.  I removed the cover and nut but it won't pop off.  I didn't pull too hard in case it might damage something.  No corrosion so I'm  confused.

2005 9-2x Aero 5spd



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#2 2017-01-10 15:32:17

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From: NW Indiana
Registered: 2014-01-10
User Number: 13600
Posts: 1398

Re: Rear Wiper Arm Removal?

Might need to coerce it a little.  With the nut off, it should come straight off.  I could be wrong though, since I never did one on these cars.

2005 9-2x Aero 5MT- Stage 2
2016 VW GTI S 6MT
2005 Saab 9-2x Aero A/T (project)
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#3 2017-01-10 16:26:52

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From: South Carolina
Registered: 2007-04-06
User Number: 1944
Posts: 8204

Re: Rear Wiper Arm Removal?

Wiper arms use a conical splined crush fit to stay on. With the wiper in the raised (off the glass), wiggle the base of the wiper arm until it comes loose.

The wiper blade itself snaps in place - it's a pain in the ass to figure out, and then you will 'get it'.

2005 Aero 5MT
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#4 2017-01-10 16:39:37

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From: Fair Oaks, CA
Registered: 2011-10-06
User Number: 6094
Posts: 4966

Re: Rear Wiper Arm Removal?

krazykarguy wrote:

The wiper blade itself snaps in place - it's a pain in the ass to figure out, and then you will 'get it'.

And then promptly forget it and have to repeat the 'getting it' process again when you have to replace your wipers again.  biggrin Just had to replace my front wipers.

2005 Saab 92x Aero 5MT | The basic mods, Stage 2.04
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#5 2017-01-10 17:11:59

From: Cambridge, MA
Registered: 2016-02-22
User Number: 35856
Posts: 85

Re: Rear Wiper Arm Removal?

i had to go thru this with car is from VT and all rusted....I had to use a 2 jaw bearing puller.....tthose splines might have fused together due to rust

actually i just remembered...i actually had to take a hacksaw blade and cut the spline...i was replacing the motor and arm though....

2005 Saab 9-2x Linear - Auto - Deep Mica Blue - Cold Weather Package - - Mods: Aero Rear Sway Bar, Perrin FSB, Whiteline QR RSB, Tsudo UEL, Custom catback with Magnaflow, 17" ASAs w/Dunlop Direzzas (summer), 16" OEM alloys w/studded Nokian hakka 7's (winter), 35% tint sides/rear



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