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Wiper arm removal

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  • Wiper arm removal

    I need to remove the wiper arms so I can remove the windshield on my 56 President Classic. I loosened the nut at the base of the wiper arm but it won't come off. I have the shop manual but it doesn't give me any clues what to do next. What am I missing?

    Proud owner of a 1956 President Classic

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    Gord Richmond, within Weasel range of the Alberta Badlands

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    • #3
      The wiper arm slips onto the knerled wiper drive, there should be a small sprig tension tab that keeps pressure on the wiper drive. I you pull straight out at the base of the wiper arm it should come off, but it may need a little assistance by applying pressure from the bottom.

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      Phil

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      56 Power Hawk
      Phil Hendrickson
      Arnold, Missouri

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      • #4
        Thanks for the info. I'll try again in the morning.

        Proud owner of a 1956 President Classic

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        • #5
          Lift the spring-loaded aprt of the wiper arm up with one hand. Then grab the hub of that arm with your other hand and rock it gently while pulling it off the shaft. It should pluck right off - leaving shaft, nut, bezel, leather washer and all behind.
          The chromed bezel behind that nut you loosened, has a locator nub cast into it that has to fit into a slot in the cowl metal when you go to tighten that nut back up - which by the way, I'd tighten back up BEFORE you try to remove the wiper arm.
          Be careful with that leather washer. It's gonna be brittle after all these years but it should still function if it's aligned with the bezel and the locator nub before you tighten everything back up.

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          • #6
            I finally got them off. Now I see that clip that holds it on.

            Proud owner of a 1956 President Classic

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            • #7
              I was going to say Iceman only wants to remove the arms to remove the windshield, not the complete pivot shaft. Sometimes too much information confuses the issue. Moot point now.
              "All attempts to 'rise above the issue' are simply an excuse to avoid it profitably." --Dick Gregory

              Brad Johnson, SDC since 1975, ASC since 1990
              Pine Grove Mills, Pa.
              sigpic'33 Rockne 10, '51 Commander Starlight, '53 Commander Starlight "Désirée"

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