'93 Dakota Wiper motor shaft... nylon bushing replacement help!

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Since: Oct 08

Norfolk, VA

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#1
Oct 3, 2008
 
The nylon bushing that connects the wiper motor shaft to the wiper blades arm on my 93 Dakota has deteriorated and wipers are not working.

I've got a replacement bushing but need to get to the back side of the wiper arm for the blades to replace it. It looks like I need to remove the trim piece that is at the base of windshield, and directly behind the hood to do so.

I've removed the several screws that appear to be holding that piece in place, but it still won't budge.

Can someone tell me how to remove this piece, or, how else to get at the backside of the wiper baldes arm to replace/reconnect bushing?

Thanks,

Bill Cap
Jim

Titusville, FL

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#2
Oct 30, 2008
 
You must have missed a couple of screwa. It will lift off when the screws are removed. You also have to remove the wipers. I did thesame job on my 95 Dakots. You may have missed the screws on the top of the piece.
Aaron Bracken

Kansas City, MO

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#3
Nov 6, 2008
 
Where did you buy the replacement bushing.
Shechanic

Acworth, GA

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Jan 27, 2009
 
How do you remove the wiper blade arms? I have a 93 Dakota and I cannot seem to remove the arms.
Shechanic
Bill Cap wrote:
The nylon bushing that connects the wiper motor shaft to the wiper blades arm on my 93 Dakota has deteriorated and wipers are not working.
I've got a replacement bushing but need to get to the back side of the wiper arm for the blades to replace it. It looks like I need to remove the trim piece that is at the base of windshield, and directly behind the hood to do so.
I've removed the several screws that appear to be holding that piece in place, but it still won't budge.
Can someone tell me how to remove this piece, or, how else to get at the backside of the wiper baldes arm to replace/reconnect bushing?
Thanks,
Bill Cap
Uncle Ted

Mount Pocono, PA

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#5
Aug 28, 2009
 
Make sure you use some paint to make a line on the wiper arm and shaft tube to help line the wipers up when you put them back on. There is a little metle tab that is bent up on the up side of the wiper arm base where it slides on the splined shaft. Lift the blade off the windshield and pull or pry with a screw driver on that metal tab. Its a slide lock that keeps the wiper arm from coming off the shaft. Once you pull that tab out, slowly lower the wiper to hold that tab from retracting. Gently rock and pull the wiper arm off the shaft.
Where did you get the bushing from??????????
Joe J

Portland, OR

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#6
Jan 16, 2010
 
It's nearly impossible to find replacements for some of those bushings on the '93 Dakota. So, what I did was buy all of the generic wiper bushing kits I could find, and then picked the most similar ones to what I needed, ground them down, drilled them out, or modified them in whatever way was necessary to get them to work on the assembly. I think I even had to stack two together with some epoxy, but it worked. It's been 3 years since I replaced the bushings, and the ones I cobbled together from other bushings are still holding up great. It's a bit of a pain in the neck, but you can make something that works out of what is available at your local auto parts store. Hope this helps.
Wes

Salt Lake City, UT

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#7
Sep 17, 2011
 
Dodge Dakota 2010.
I need to get the wiper arm all off to get the plastic cowling off so I can get at a leak near the squirter. I have the nut off, but the arm will not slide up over the threaded shaft. Does not seem to be any visible corrosion. My wonder bar, hammers etc just do not budge it.
What else do I need to do?
By the way, 177,000 of the '10 year were made, only 13,000 last year so they are quitting the Dakota!
Dokota beaten

Lake Charles, LA

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#8
Feb 1, 2012
 
(TO WES)

This may sound crazy, and you'll definitely have to be really careful not to hit the glass.. But this is what you do to remove those wiper arms on your 2010 Dakota;
Loosen the nut on the wiper arm almost all the way, leave the nut on the stud about 3-4 threads
next get something to the affect of a crowbar, perhaps even a solid metal pushpin removal tool that forks on the end, also a hammer (plastic, aluminum, iron) or whatever you may have.
take your pry bar (and you may want to set something soft but ridged underneath it) and pry up from underneath the wiper arm. While holding that, give a few accurate blunt smacks w/ your hammer right down on the end of the wiper shaft where the nut is, and it should break loose. The nut will prevent the arm from hitting you.
I've done quite a few of these working for dodge, a little barbaric, but it works.
patrick

Richmond, VA

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Sep 4, 2012
 
Joe J wrote:
It's nearly impossible to find replacements for some of those bushings on the '93 Dakota. So, what I did was buy all of the generic wiper bushing kits I could find, and then picked the most similar ones to what I needed, ground them down, drilled them out, or modified them in whatever way was necessary to get them to work on the assembly. I think I even had to stack two together with some epoxy, but it worked. It's been 3 years since I replaced the bushings, and the ones I cobbled together from other bushings are still holding up great. It's a bit of a pain in the neck, but you can make something that works out of what is available at your local auto parts store. Hope this helps.
NAPA has them
andy

York, SC

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#10
Sep 26, 2013
 
how do you get bushing to fit back in motor arm
Chas McIntosh

Glendale, AZ

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Nov 18, 2013
 
Shechanic wrote:
How do you remove the wiper blade arms? I have a 93 Dakota and I cannot seem to remove the arms.
Shechanic
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How do you remove arms from mechanism shaft
Jerry

Davison, MI

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#12
Jan 28, 2014
 
1992 Dodge Dakota my wipers stop working, i replaced the wiper motor, the switch and the fuse is good..... but the wipers still don't work , is there another fuse some were or a broken wire not sure how to test it to find out.. or can i just bypass the switch and put a on/ off toggle switch in? thanks
Brandon

Mountain View, CA

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#13
Apr 29, 2014
 
I replaced the bushing on my 92 Dakota and now my wipers work but they want to smack down on my vented metal trim at the base of my windshield. how do I fix that

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