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Old 11-18-2016, 05:26 PM
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I'm trying to remove the WW motor, have the TRL link and read it, but I'm stuck at removing the tension to remove the cables. I loosen the 7/16 nut on the arm and put channel locks on it but it just rotates the wipers, what am I doing wrong?
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Old 11-18-2016, 08:34 PM
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Have you released the tension arms?

See photos of motor at bottom of the manual page.
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Old 11-19-2016, 09:42 AM
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You don't necessarily have to remove the cables from the cable drum when doing this job, but you do have to get the tension off the cables in order to maneuver things around. I wrapped some duct tape around that mechanism to keep the cables in place on the drum. Once I got the old vacuum motor out, I was able to move the cable drum around to get things put back together. Have Fun!
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Old 11-21-2016, 02:39 PM
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I finally got it out, disconnected everything, once I figure out how to compress the springs it was pretty easy but the picture on the TRL did more damage than good, I found if you use channel locks from the front it works easier and doesn't damage any of the cabling.

I'm going to do the brake fluid thing after I put it in, but there is complete vacuum in the unit with no leaks, the tubing was the issue with to many connection. I got rid of the non working washer unit although I kept it but removing that from the equation should certainly help, I now have 1 line from the pump directly to the WW motor.
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... once I figure out how to compress the springs it was pretty easy but the picture on the TRL did more damage than good, I found if you use channel locks from the front it works easier and doesn't damage any of the cabling...
That's EXACTLY the feedback our members need, so Thank You!

Ray, would you reflect this and change the TRL? - Dave
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Ray, the picture in the TRL showed channel locks compressing the tension arms from the side, so around the drum, when I did this it actually bent the little retaining tabs that hold the cables in place making it next to impossible to get the cables off until I realized my mistake. By compressing from the front with a 7/16 ratcheting box end wrench on the bolt I could compress the tension arms and tighten the bolt holding them in place. No permanent harm done I was able to straighten the tabs with needle nose pliers.
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Thanks for the input. I will see about changing that information in the TRL about this...
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I fixed the TRL entry.
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Thanks Ray, for those who want the link, here it is:
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Wow, so to finish this up, got the wiper motor back in, plugged off all the lines except for the one to the motor and the bottom input opening. Took forever to get the cables back on as they'd gone back up under the dash and off the spools, but they're back on. While it was apart I redid all the junctions between the heater box and the defrost ducts there was the old pieces just hanging there but the actual ducts were in great shape even retaining the screens at the top.

AND the wipers work well. Now I'm tackling the washers, putting in an electric pump and retrofitting something to work with the original washer switch. I'll post some pictures as I go. I have a plan!
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