Wiper motor fixed!

cobram at juno.com cobram at juno.com
Thu Apr 26 17:06:10 EDT 2007

Joshua van Tol <josh at spiny.com> writes:

> The arm is usually cast aluminum or pot metal, so that will probably  
> be impossible.

This is done on purpose, the spline is a hardened steel, so if the wiper
gets stuck with ice/snow whatever, the arm will strip and not the motor

In a pinch you can heat the nut and arm with a propane torch and fill
with solder.  I had to do this on a stripped VeeDub once, since these
things only happen hundreds of miles from home in monsoons on holiday
weekends.  ;-(

JB weld or epoxy might work too.
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