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.
quote: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.
Thanks for the updates and the pictures in this thread...
Searching just saved me from asking again (and having to wait). Now I can keep working.
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.
I ended up being forced to take a dremel with a cut off wheel on that upper spacer.
As part of my earlier attempts to remove the upper spacer I damaged the lower spacer which on my car ('71) was rubber. The replacements I see online are metal, e.g., https://panterapartsusa.myshop...pers/products/17007a
Does anyone sell rubber versions?
I also had to destroy a wiper spacer to remove one that was galvanized in place. I purchased a replacement through a vendor and in hindsight wish I had simply bought an appropriate diameter hollow aluminum rod on line and cut it to match the length and required angle. That was what the vendor had done with the replacement piece that I was provided. Lesson learned
Here is the upper spacer after I cut it off - before and after cleaning.
I am going to try to weld the crack up and grind it smooth - for grins if nothing else.
This is the rubber lower spacer. The angled end of it was mangled by my attempts to pry the upper spacer off and using a slide hammer.
I was happy with my dremeling. I managed to cut off that spacer with only making the sloght skin mark on the pivot you can see here.
Also, I discovered that you can by a complete wiper system here for less than $200 - that's a bargain in the land of Pantera parts. (I think I found that on this forum in another wiper thread.)