- 1 How do you install windshield wiper linkage?
- 2 Are Michelin Stealth Wiper blades good?
- 3 How much does it cost to replace windshield wiper linkage?
- 4 How do you know if your wiper linkage is bad?
- 5 What makes the windshield wiper work?
- 6 How do you change a linkage arm on a windshield wiper?
- 7 How much does a wiper transmission cost?
Part 1 of 1: Replacing the windshield wiper linkage
- Materials Needed.
- Step 1: Move the wipers to the highest position.
- Step 2: Disconnect the negative battery cable.
- Step 3: Remove the wiper arm nut cover.
- Step 4: Remove the wiper arm retaining nut.
- Step 5: Remove the wiper arm.
- Step 6: Raise the hood.
Are Michelin Stealth Wiper blades good?
They work perfectly; no streaking or smearing at all. They make firm contact with the windshield. When it rains it leaves my windshield spotless. These work great at removing snow as well, unlike traditional wiper blades where snow gets stuck in the frames.
Replacing the linkage is not very expensive: $35-$130 part plus $80-$160 labor. In some cases, the seized-up wiper arm shaft can cause the wiper motor to overheat and stop working. In this case, the wiper motor will also need to be replaced ($35-$169 part).
Common signs include wiper blades rotating out of sequence, sputtering while operating, not moving at all, and making a grinding noise.
What makes the windshield wiper work?
Windshield wipers are operated by an electric motor. The electric motor is attached to a worm gear, which transmits the necessary force to a long rod that sets the wiper arms in motion. The worm gear is able to generate the force required to move the wipers as fast as they need to move.
Replacement linkage assemblies can be purchased from most auto parts stores.
- Pull the windshield wiper arm up and away from the windshield until the wiper arms lock in a vertical position.
- Unbolt the nut that holds the wiper arm to the wiper linkage using a socket wrench.
- Pull the wiper arm off the wiper linkage.
How much does a wiper transmission cost?
The average cost for windshield wiper motor replacement is between $362 and $418. Labor costs are estimated between $87 and $110 while parts are priced between $275 and $308.