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  • finishline
    started a topic 1979 300 Wiper Arm Transmission Bushing?

    1979 300 Wiper Arm Transmission Bushing?

    I am in need of the transmission arm that attatches to the wiper motor. I have intermittent wipers and the original transmission bushing is shot.

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    Please place your ad in the free classifieds...thanks.

  • reible
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    New one arrived today, so if I get brave I might give it a go tomorrow. I guess the worst that can happen is I wreck another one.

    Ed

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  • reible
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    These are the instructions that came with the parts:

    " It is pretty easy to assemble. You will need to remove the whole wiper transmission from the car. Remove the spring from the crank arm,replace pieces below that and reinstall the spring. Snap cam piece over the shaft on the crank arm. use White lithium grease as a lubricant. Install that assembly into arm of wiper transmission using a large socket for a wpacer to push against and a c clamp or vise to press it together. Once all is snapped together[missing text] assembly. Tanks again for your purchase!"

    No mention of heat but I guess I can try that next time. It was running about 100 degrees yesterday when I did this so I would have thought that would have helped in that regard.

    Here are is a pictures of the part and if you look closely you can see that part of the edge didn't pop in but just collapsed. I really hope I have better luck next week when the new part arrives.

    Ed

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  • BK
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    Use heat, I think the destructions tell you that

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  • reible
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    So there goes $75..... I convinced myself that it went the way shown so proceeded to try and pop it in. That did not go well. I used a socket on one side and put the whole thing in my vice. It did not pop in, rather it smashed edge and it will not go in straight, so in wasn't a great day. I see no other option but to order another one and hope it works better......

    Ed

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  • reible
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    So the parts were a little rusted when I cleaned them up so yesterday was clean-up and paint day. Now it time to put things back together. So the issue is I have no idea what things looked like before hand. When I got to it the one part had broken and fallen off. Now that I am to the point of reassembly and am guessing that perhaps the parts go back as shown? Of course it could go 180 degrees the other way, but I'm thinking if I get it wrong I'm going to be out another $75 + and a lot more work.

    So does it get pressed in like this or the other way?

    Ed

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  • BK
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    I bought about five used bushings off eBay a year or so ago, so I can piece together a couple of more repairs

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  • reible
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    Finally got the wiper arms off. The drivers side was the worst. The passenger side came right off. I've pulled the wiper motor and got the linkage out. I ran out of light so tomorrow I get to clean things up and try and get things back together.

    The kit I got off ebay has the problem you mentioned, I noticed that as soon as I had the old part and new part together. I contacted the seller and he told me to use the existing parts and just replace the part that broke. See the image below for the issue. I don't see that as an issue for me since my other parts are still functional. Other then that I think I'm on my way to have working wipers again.

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  • BK
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    Do a search on this site, there are many threads talking about this
    That big wiper bushing in the wiper linkage that goes into the wiper motor of my Magnum broke, and so I ordered that aftermarket bushing that you press in.

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  • BK
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    The hood doesn't need to come off.

    There was a guy selling them on eBay for like $75, but they were clocked 180 degrees wrong. They would work sometimes but not have a consistent "Home" position. I was able to fix on two Magnums by using half of the one I bought with the undamaged half of stock. It is the only option I have found.

    Be prepared to be frustrated as you're working in the blind and big hands are not your friend on this.

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  • reible
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    I've resisted joining Facebook.

    I hope to get some hours to take more things apart, my first attempt got me part way inside where I located the broken part shown. I started looking at getting the wiper arms off and the latch wasn't moving........ I will have to get them off so that is my next step. They have been on since 1979 so I'm sure corrosion is involved. I can see how to get the motor out and the pivots but the way the hood overhangs trying to see anything inside is very difficult.

    Anyway thanks for responding,

    Ed

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  • Magnumguy
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    Are you on Facebook? I have a Magnum page there, 78-79 Dodge Magnum owner's group, there's a thread on there about that, let me know if you request joining.

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  • reible
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    This thread is dated but I find myself in need of some help on the subject. I have a 1979 Cordoba and the plastic bit has broken. I pulled things apart enough to find the broken part and I was able to locate a repair kit off ebay with parts that are advertised to fit(kit contains 4 plastic parts). So from what I understand there are some other parts which I might or might not find once I get back in that area, that being a spring and possible a ball?? I'm wondering if anyone has pictures showing what this should look like? Some earlier posts had links to pictures but the links no longer work.

    I have a few other general questions, like does the hood need to come off? I know that sounds strange but the way the hood on the car is it is blocking my vision and if I want to remove the wiper arms I think they have to be lifted up to do the unlatching and the hood is again in the way.

    Any other helpful hints are welcome.

    Ed
    Part I recovered and new parts

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  • magnumminded
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    I know of one guy using this kit. It does seem to work okay. I purchased one to have as an extra for my Cordoba.

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  • DynoDave
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    Good to know!

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