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    cannot remove wiper arms

    Can anyone give me some advice on how to get the front wiper arms off? I removed the nut & washer but the wipers are stuck fast. They're just to supposed to pull right off the splines, right?

    I can't see any way to lever them off because it's nothing but soft plastic all around that area. Any ideas?!

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    Open ended spanner and a good hard bash worked for me. The spanner needs to be the right size to hit the metal mount for the arm but feel free to put some padding around the plastic just incase.

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    If you have a dremmel or drill with a wire wheel on it give them a brush round the spline, they cease on and that removes the rubbish and therefore frees them. I had to do it to mine to get them off.
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    hi not to worrie you i had to cut my wiper arms off and replaced them.they were solid i couldnt get them off with any thing.i tryed levin them socing 4 24hours with wd40 but no joy.

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    theres a special tool snap on sell to remove them, my mate had one and it took about 10 seconds a side to remove but if i remember there fairly expensive, vxl should have the tool tho so maybe have a pop down and ask one of the mechanics and will prob do it for you as a favour!


    its because the splines are metal and the wipers are alloy, both corrode and weld themselfs together
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