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14x7
08-16-2009, 06:11 PM
I was looking thru shop manual ,and they don't say where , or how to take off wiper blade assembly , so I'll ask the forum ,where do I pry with a screwdriver? 55 president milw wis 14x7 mike

tbredehoft
08-16-2009, 07:16 PM
Lay a putty knife flat on the cowling, place a flat bladed screwdriver between the putty knife and the wiper base, opposite the arm, and twist the flat screwdriver, the arm should pop off. The putty knife will protect the body.

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'53 Commander Coupe (since 1959)
'55 President (6H Y6) State Sedan
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'05 Legacy Ltd Wagon
All Indiana built cars

14x7
08-17-2009, 08:29 AM
I just wanted to replace the blade itself.How do I get the blade off?

tbredehoft
08-17-2009, 12:22 PM
Why'ncha say so! This works far better if you have the arm off the car. Find the joint between the arm and the wiper blade assembly. Notice that the arm is curved inside the blade assembly. Hold the assembly and push the curved portion of the arm so that it depresses the spring under the curve, then pivot the arm out of the assembly. This works far better if you have the arm off the car. If you knew how to do this, great, you now have the arm and the assembly apart. Now, do you still want to replace the blade itself? If so, next, if not endit.

Notice that the steel blade holder is confined between two curved parts of the assembly in several places along the assembly. It's possible that at one end, you can squeeze the two sides of the blade holder together and slide it out of the assembly, taking the blade with it.

This is where I use generic blade replacements, I cut them to length and slide them into the curved holders. They generally are slightly tight, but patience wins the day.

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'53 Commander Coupe (since 1959)
'55 President (6H Y6) State Sedan
....On the road, again....
'05 Legacy Ltd Wagon
All Indiana built cars

N8N
08-17-2009, 02:05 PM
if you replace the arms and blades with ones from a 56-64 Hawk or 56-62 passenger car, the blades and rubber is the same as that for a '62 Corvette and repros are available.

nate

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