Vintage Mustang Forums banner

Wiper arm pivot post

808 Views 10 Replies 5 Participants Last post by  GBailey1018
What is the trick to getting the wiper arm fully back onto the pivot post? I thought that it would be simply pressing down but that is only getting the arm partway on and it's required a lot of effort to get it even partially on. I assume you should not be able to see the splined part once the arm is installed -- is that correct?

Yes, I know the paint needs to be removed from the pivot but I was having the same issue pre-paint so I am clearly not doing something correctly.

Automotive exterior Bumper Household appliance accessory Gas Automotive tire
See less See more
1 - 3 of 11 Posts
If you look closely you can see that you don’t have the arm aligned with the post. Pull UP on the far end of the wiper, while pressing down on the wiper end over the post. When it is aligned and the splines line up it will go on. It it is tilted at all, it won’t go on.
This tool is cheap and helps to keep it straight as Flade described. Also...yes the paint.
That’s used to remove the wiper. Never seen it used to install one.
You will know when it's fully seated.
You likely will not see any splines once it is properly installed
1 - 3 of 11 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.