View Full Version : Taking off the wipers
10-05-2009, 03:18 PM
How do you take the entire windshield wiper assembly off? I know theres the two nuts but the wipers don't come off by taking those off. I'm asking because there all rusted out and am looking to give them a new paint job.
2000 GT Coupe
10-05-2009, 03:44 PM
I think you just have to work them off, they will get very stuck onto those studs.
10-05-2009, 04:46 PM
Got them off but an absolute PITA to get off.
10-05-2009, 08:30 PM
I need to do this so I can repaint too.
10-05-2009, 10:00 PM
me too... mine are all faded and look ugly. they are gonna be white and beautiful when i'm done.. so did you take those little nutso ff then just work it until they came off?
10-05-2009, 10:14 PM
presoak with any kind of penetrating oil. several times over a period of days if you can. take the nut off and put a pickle fork under it if you can and pry up. might take some work. but they will.
10-05-2009, 10:19 PM
Yes all you have to do is take the nut off then work it off. I found best results by sliding the wiper arm back and forth and pulling up at the same time with a little lube to help.
10-06-2009, 09:28 AM
ok where do the hoses disconnect at too? sorry just haven't looked at them all the way yet as my car is 20 miles away from me at all times
10-15-2009, 10:26 AM
There is a tool available to take the wiper arms off - it's available at Advance Auto. You may have to modify it a bit to make it fit on these cars but it is worth having one. A small gear puller might get them off also.
10-23-2009, 04:16 PM
i had to use a gear puller to take the ones off my c5 vette when i replaced the cowl screen. you can buy a puller for like 20 bucks i think. or find someone who has one you can borrow. some pb blaster may help also, but nothing is going to get past a 2-ton gear puller :D.
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