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    mk4 front wiper arm removal!

    hi all,

    right im doing the mk5 wiper upgrade, ive got the insignia washer jets in after some trouble! but i cant get the wiper arms off.

    Maybe because they have been on a while and are stuck on, but i have taken the nuts off and i assume you just pull the arm off? but its not budging.

    ive been persistent and used wd40 and cant get it off, is there anything else i can do?

    cheers


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    You can get a ball joint puller in there I think, or if you're careful, a big long screwdriver will wedge it off providing you protect the car bodywork

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    theres a tool to pull them off mate,most will not come off without it
    look on ebay they arent very expensive and work well

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    I must have been lucky

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    I used a ball joint puller in the end. IIRC there are two types of ball joint puller but the one I used had a screw thread to screw down the centre and pull up the edges (hard to explain - a quick google to find image that will help my explanation http://www.comparestoreprices.co.uk/...int-puller.asp - not the one I have or used but similar).

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    i bought the tool as got annoyed breaking them on each car,lol
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    just rock the wiper arm and it will come loose, thats what i did on my coupe!
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    i bought this 1 and has been excellent
    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Franklin-Pro-W...item588aed94f4
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    tnx for the feedback lads,

    iwill have another go rocking it back and forth to save the tenner, but if it snaps will i still be able to get it off with this puller?

    on another note nry ive got the aluminium sheet cut for the washers, do i simply fold it around the joint to get it in the correct shape?

    cheers


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