Loose wipers?

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labsy
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Loose wipers?

Postby labsy » Sun Sep 19, 2021 9:18 am

Hi,

yesterday I noticed my right windshield wiper has a lot of play. Checked and saw it is the wiper axle having play.
See the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZfE0cs32RmY
Will this be pain to repair?


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Re: Loose wipers?

Postby TooMuchControl » Sun Sep 19, 2021 5:03 pm

Hmmm.

I like Ry the Car guy, the Xterra / Frontier / Pathfinder are similar at the front.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zu4oQ3cKO38
@4:56 of the video, you can see the driver's arm connects.

It looks like there is screw (s) that connect the right and left arms and you don't have slippage at the wiper spline.

By lifting the cowl you can see which end has the play (at the motor or at the wiper).
Hopefully it's just loose.

I haven't done this myself, but it looks about 15-20 minutes to get in there and inspect it.

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Re: Loose wipers?

Postby labsy » Sun Sep 26, 2021 11:24 am

Excellent, thank you very much! Ry the Car guy is fantastic, and your link rocks!

Unfortunatelly I found out it is not just loose, but those plastic "bearings" wore out on both arms. One wore so much that rocker arm simply felt off, the other has just a lot of play and will also break soon.
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It looks like those plastic caps are not sold separatelly, but I need to buy whole assembly.
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Re: Loose wipers?

Postby TooMuchControl » Sun Sep 26, 2021 5:29 pm

Depends on budget, you can either go to the dealer to get one from the recycler.
On Car-Part.com the assembly is the same model up to / on 2019 Frontiers..around $60 bucks.

Doesn't look too expensive from dealer either!

Good luck!

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Re: Loose wipers?

Postby smj999smj » Sun Sep 26, 2021 6:38 pm

I wouldn't recommend getting used ones; the plastic bushings are already worn and you weaken them more when you pry them off of the ball stud. Last thing you want is to be driving in a rain storm and have the wipers stop working! New links aren't that expensive.


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