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Offline IdahoMan

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Aftermarket Wipers?
« on: August 20, 2015, 01:27:53 AM »
I want to keep my truck OEM, but these wipers have to go.

I have to get my my windshield worked on and the OE wipers almost need a crowbar to pry off the vehicle and there is nothing to use for leverage.. the aluminum-foil-thin, nicely painted cowling being right behind it.

Are there any aftermarket wipers that fit the style of our trucks, ones that can be simply removed via a clipping mechanism, etc.?

Thank you.

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Re: Aftermarket Wipers?
« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2015, 10:35:53 PM »
These are held on with a tab you have to release to get them off already...

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Re: Aftermarket Wipers?
« Reply #2 on: August 23, 2015, 08:21:59 PM »

Is there some kind of trick to it? These dang things won't come off.

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Re: Aftermarket Wipers?
« Reply #3 on: August 27, 2015, 11:09:07 PM »
I just lift up the arm on the wiper end, push the tab back with a small screw driver and pull up...

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Re: Aftermarket Wipers?
« Reply #4 on: August 31, 2015, 01:13:55 PM »

If it comes to the worst I'm going to have to dremel these things off.

I have the metal latch pushed all the way back.. in fact it is free floating at this time.. and I can yank forward on the whole arm with all of my body wright and it wont budge.

It's not possible to drive without wipers but I'll figure something out.

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Re: Aftermarket Wipers?
« Reply #5 on: August 31, 2015, 02:01:18 PM »
The arm is probably just corroded to the drive pawl.  Saturate the arm attachment to the pawl with PB Blaster for a few days, then use a broad blade screwdriver inserted between the bottom shoulder of the arm and a steel nut or other hard object positioned below the screwdriver against the body as a spacer and fulcrum.  Rotate the screwdriver to pry upward on the arm.  Be patient.

The best tool I ever found was made by ANCO, but has been out of production for many years...





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Re: Aftermarket Wipers?
« Reply #6 on: September 03, 2015, 01:07:12 AM »

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Re: Aftermarket Wipers?
« Reply #7 on: October 07, 2015, 02:54:29 PM »
Thank you.

What about wiper types...the replaceable wiper blades themselves? Is there a code number of some kind I can take to the local auto parts store?

Thx.

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Re: Aftermarket Wipers?
« Reply #8 on: April 08, 2018, 04:14:26 PM »
What would you recomend for aftermarket windshield wipers and arm assemblies?

The GMC 94 pickup truck has a good, black wiper assembly. They look like they come off easy, and the arm even bends out away from the window to keep the wiper from freezing to the window. Will a GMC 94 truck's system fit an 81 Silverado?