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Old 06-10-2024, 02:50 PM   #1
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Windshield wiper pivot post

The Windshield wiper pivot post on the passenger side is locked up. Bad bearing?

I removed the long arm between the two & the driver side post is fine. Does anyone know how get to the bearings?

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May have to replace the post assembly. Many older cars are a sealed assembly. Never taken a new one apart. So I am guessing here.

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Old 06-11-2024, 03:21 PM   #4
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Got a quote from AM Equipment for $709.15 for the Wiper motor assembly. (plus shipping)


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removing the center arm leaves one connected to wiper motor
if you can find the arm at the motor and disconnect you can tell if it is a frozen wiper bearing/bushing/arm or the motor

I would not hesitate to use some of your favorite spray lubricant where you thing the bearing would be in the post
wiggle it without motor connected to work it in place

NO idea how yours is assembled but every wiper motor and arm combo I have ever seen kinda works that way?

so this is an educated guess without seeing one of yours
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The Windshield wiper pivot post on the passenger side is locked up. Bad bearing?

I removed the long arm between the two & the driver side post is fine. Does anyone know how get to the bearings?

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Why not contact the FR3 Parts Administrator and ask who they buy the wiper assembly from? Then contact them and get just the post. Looks like it's Greg Wagner or Kathy Wing. Click the image twice to enlarge it.
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Old 06-11-2024, 07:19 PM   #7
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Got a quote from AM Equipment for $709.15 for the Wiper motor assembly. (plus shipping)

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Why not contact the FR3 Parts Administrator and ask who they buy the wiper assembly from? Then contact them and get just the post. Looks like it's Greg Wagner or Kathy Wing. Click the image twice to enlarge it.
AM Equipment makes the wiper assembly part #238-2060. It is not the same as below. The one in my FR3 has a curved pipe between the posts. They are built to NHSA (National Highway Safety Administration) standards.

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Old 06-13-2024, 08:52 AM   #8
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Typically, you first remove the wiper arm. On your model, it's held on by the force of the spring that holds the arm against the windshield. You would lift with one hand around the wiper arm and a finger of the other hand on the opposite side. Pull with most force on the finger, so forces on the cap are equal on both sides, and the wiper arm should pop right off. (All the cars in the '50s, '60s, and '70s work this way. Some still do.)

Beneath the arm you should see a hex nut. There might be a decorative cover or weather seal above it. Turn the nut to the left, and the shaft assembly should drop out.

If necessary, you could do this on both sides and remove what is called the entire "wiper transmission."

CAUTION: Avoid removing the arm that attaches to the wiper motor itself. It is positioned so the wipers park at the extreme end of travel. It is very difficult to get that arm positioned exactly the same way, so the wipers park at the extreme position. Ask me how I know.
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