What is the secret to removing the cable assembly from the wiper motor? It is attached with a nut threading onto the motor housing. Once the nut is removed, the cable assembly still does not want to come off.

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What is the secret to removing the cable assembly from the wiper motor? It is attached with a nut threading onto the motor housing. Once the nut is removed, the cable assembly still does not want to come off.



On the picture you see the inside of the motor, the cable assembly/"push rod" is fixed by the lid/motor cover per 4 screws, and adjusted per the big nut at the end.
Not sure if you can take the MOTOR out and leave the cable/Push rod in place. I removed everything for overhaul.

What T. Solo is saying is probably the best. Get the Wiper arms off..per a small piece of wood used as lever. Then you can pull everything out motor incl the push rod/Cable assembly. The wiper studs stay in place. Same way to get it back in.

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What type of metal are the wiper tubes made of?

It looked like copper to me so I was just going to polish it up, leave it bare, and polish it again whenever I decided it was time.

However, when removing the paint that was on it, the copper seemed to at least partially go with it as the finish turned silver.  Did I take off a copper coating on some other type of metal?

Anybody ever have the angled steel sleeve that sits behind the chrome nut rust to the wiper pivot?

Mine did on the driver's side and it isn't coming off.

I put PB blaster on it, pried, hit it with a hammer harder than I should have, twisted - to the point that I think I detached the pivot shaft from the base.

I hit it with some more PB blaster to let it sit overnight, but I may have to consider a cutoff wheel - which is not going to be fun given how thick that sleeve is.

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