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How to Replace Wiper Arms 09-17 Chevy Traverse

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  1. step : Removing the Wiper Arm (0:24)
    • Place tape on the windshield to mark the wiper blade's position
    • Pop the end cap off the wiper arm with a flat blade screwdriver
    • Remove the 15mm nut from the wiper arm
    • Rock the wiper arm back and forth to loosen it
    • Remove the wiper arm
  2. step : Installing the Wiper Arm (2:44)
    • Insert the wiper arm into place, with the shorter end on the driver side
    • Tighten the 15mm bolt to the wiper arm
    • Press the cap on the wiper arm
    • Remove the tape

Hi, I’m Mike from 1A Auto. We’ve been selling auto parts for over 30 years!

I put some tape on the edge of the wiper blade, just mark where it is. When I remove the arms and reinstall them, I'll know where to line them. I'll just do this for both wiper arms and blades. You could use tape, or even a permanent marker on the glass would be fine, because it'll clean off. I'll use a small flat bladed screwdriver to pop these caps up, and off the end of the wiper arms. Do the same thing for both sides, and remove that nut. Use a 15 millimeter socket extension and ratchet to remove this. Got it free. Take it off. We need to close the hood, can actually lift it up, and rock it back and forth. Pull it off.

Lay it back down, open the hood. Take the wiper arm out. Just going to put the nut back on here, so I don't lose it for now. And so the same for the other wiper arm. Pop the cap up, to the side. Loosen the nut. I'm going to close the hood. And rock it back and forth. Pull it right out.

I'm going to reinstall the wiper arms, the one with the shorter end here is the driver side. Remove the nut that I put back on there so I wouldn't lose it. Just going to lay them in the same place. We're over the wiper transmission, just kind of wiggle it down and go into the splines. That's where it was before. I'll get the nut started. Do the same for this one. I'm going to tighten these up. If I feel them get tight I'll stop, I don't want to break off the wiper transmission. Same for this one. Replace these little caps, they just snap right back into place. They kind of pivot, clip it right down, do the same for both of them. Peel your tape off. Job is complete.Mike: Thanks for watching.

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Tools needed for replacement:

    Ratchets & Related

  • Socket Extensions
  • Ratchet

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Flat Blade Screwdriver

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 15mm Socket

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