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Old 07-23-2006, 07:45 AM
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I am trying to remove one of my wiper arms and am having difficulty figuring out how to disconnect the hub of the arm from the gear. I'll try looking under the hood or dash but I thought there was some kind of release mechanism accessible from the top of the car. Any suggestions would be helpful as I need to get the hub more firmly attached to the gear using an epoxy because the one arm goes no where and the gear is turning inside the arm hub.

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Old 07-23-2006, 08:04 AM
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there have been at least 3 iterations of wipers used on the spf/s. i have an early car - 156- and mine are from a MG Midget ( came on the car). on mine there is a screw on the end of the arm where it attaches to the motor nurled knob. it takes some finess'ing but you can loosen it and remove the arm in total .

getting it back on takes a little more luck trying to get the arm to properly align on the nurled knob so as to not hit the lower frame area when in operation. once you get it positioned you can tighten the screw ( nut inside underneath the top side of the arm as i recall- car not here at the moment to look at it ) and it should be ok. i had to have one hand holding down the arm as i tightened with the other one as it would tend to want to drift off again as i tightened the screw . the nut on lower side is not reachable but locked/held itself as screw was being tightened.

i find the wipers useless for the most part though in rain, a 1000 mi or so of rain driving so far, and use a liberal dose of Rain-X on the glass which works by far the best -at speeds over 30 mph .

i am not familiar enough with the other two styles of blades they have put on the spf's over time , so can't help ya there if you have a later car.

and if you are trying to remove the nurled knob and what it attaches to , then disregard the above and i cant help ya there either. Bill
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Old 07-23-2006, 08:19 AM
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thanks bill,

i should have mentioned my car is #1005 so I guess this is considered late model and there are no visible screws to loosen.
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Old 08-28-2013, 04:30 PM
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I have a similar problem. I have SP #504 and trying to remove the wiper arms. Any suggestions?
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Old 08-28-2013, 07:06 PM
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This may be no help since my car is SPO 2046, but mine simply lift or pry off of the splined drive. A lttle wiggle while pulling up does it.
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Old 08-28-2013, 07:13 PM
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This may be no help since my car is SPO 2046, but mine simply lift or pry off of the splined drive. A lttle wiggle while pulling up does it.
SPF 1019 is the same way. There's a tab on the wiper arm that fits into a groove on the wiper spline. I used a screw driver to pry the tab from the groove holding it down and then wiggled the arm off.
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