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I took the w/s wiper linkage off my car over the weekend. The drivers side wiper arm has, in addition to the main arm that holds the blade assembly, a smaller arm (possibly part of the hidden wiper stuff??). This connects to a very small stud which is alongside the main splined shaft, protruding up from the cowl. This stud appears to have a portion of it missing, as the attaching clip on the smaller part of the wiper arm has nothing to clip on to. Anyone know of any slick fixes for this situation? TIA.

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Bill,
I knew what you were talking about, but I went out to the shop to see what was involved with fixing a broken one. It looks to me that you would need to replace the whole assembly.......OR......a good machine shop could probably remove the old pin and widdle out a new one and press it in. It appears to me that the small pin is just a press-in part.
Please verify that we are talking about the same thing by viewing the picture.
www.tcsn.net/ss396/D96/mvc-043s.jpg

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Nate,

WOW, thanks for the awesome photo!! Yes, that's exactly what I'm talking about. Now that I can see what one is supposed to look like, I know what's wrong with mine. The grooved portion and above are completely gone on mine, and the small diameter portion of the pin is only about half the diameter of the one in your photo. I would guess that you're correct in saying that the whole pin probably just presses into the main body.

I just looked in the Year One catalog, and they sell a new GM wiper transmission assembly (replaces the entire assembly for the drivers side) for $47. Guess that would probably be the easy way out. Thanks again, and I hope you got the email I sent you about a photo of your Butternut yellow 69.

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Bob,

Thanks for the tip. That sure seems like a reasonable alternative.

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I had the same problem. I was able to get an original wiper transmission assembly from a supplier out in Long Island. It came with both sides where the wipers attach. I choose not to use Year One because their assembly only comes with the driverside wiper attachment. The other side, passenger, is not supplied. That side was riveted to the old assembly.
 

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Anyone have a photo showing both of the hidden wipers, plus showing them parked on the bottom windshield trim?

We bought the wiper motor adapter, plus the guy had the hidden wiper assemblies, and the in cowl arms.


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