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    Fitting a new front wiper motor.

    Hey all.

    Have searched, checked the how-to's etc, so sorry if I've missed it.

    But can anyone shed some light on how easy replacing the front wiper motor is on a mk4?

    I'm wanting it done before the MOT on friday so will need to have a crack at it myself by the looks of things. :s

    Cheers.
    Drives: Astra Sport 1.8 16v Mk4
    Rides: Honda CB400SF (grey import)

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    i would like to know this, mine needs to be changed, as ive got erratic wipers =)

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    It's pretty easey to do. I had to change mine about a month ago. It took me about 30 mins as one of the bolts was rusted on and i had to soak it in WD-40.
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    is it underneath the scuttle panel?

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    yeah it is mate.
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    can anyone shed any lighj on exactly what to do here! wanna do it myself to save some money!

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    Easy job...take the wiper arms off
    Remove the long rubber strip running along the rear of the engine bay
    Pull the plastic cover off between the window and the bonnet
    Undo the 6 bolts holding the wiper motor down
    Unclip the wiring connector

    Redo in reverse to put new motor in. Took a friend of mine 20 minutes to do.

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    thanks mate, is it really that simple that even i could do it then? until not so long ago i had trouble changing a wheel lol,

    really dont want to pay garage prices though, plus i have a long trip at the weekend and doubt i would be able to get it sorted in time at a garage.

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    New motor is £110 + VAT but it is easy enough to change, if I knew myself I'd not have bothered asking my friend to do it! He went out to start, I went in to get a coat etc, by the time I got back out he was halfway through.

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    20 mins if all goes to plan, BUT, i cant seem to get my wiper arm off, almost as if its rusted onto the bolt, any ideas on how to get it off without snapping it?
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