2003-07 Saturn Ion Windshield Wiper Transmission Linkage - 1AWWS00044

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  • Tool Kit Includes:   (1) Wiper Arm Removal Tool

Snow, ice, dirt, and dust can interfere or damage your windshield wipers and the motion transmission mechanism. A bent or damaged link can cause the wipers to not work or work incompletely. These parts will also cause an annoying squeaking when they wear out. In general replacing windshield wiper transmission parts is not difficult. This may vary on some applications. It requires basic tools and removal and installation of small body parts such as cowl vent grilles. This replacement wiper transmission connecting rod may be just what you need to get your windshield wiper system working properly again.

This wiper transmission with removal tool features the following specifications:

  • Fits between windshield wiper motor and wiper arms
  • Replaces dealer part number: 15274496
  • Direct bolt on
  • Built to strict quality control standards
  • Stamped construction
  • Complete assembly
  • Includes knurls that wiper arms attach to
  • Wiper Arm Removal Tool included!

This wiper transmission makes a great replacement and allows you to get your windshield wiper system working correctly again.

Item Condition: New

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  1. step : Removing the Wiper Arms and Trim (0:51)
    • Pry the caps off the wiper bolts with a flat blade screwdriver
    • Remove the 13mm nuts from the wiper arms
    • Remove the wiper arms with a wiper arm puller
    • Remove the plastic trim pins with a flat blade screwdriver
    • Remove the 7mm bolts from the cover panel
    • Pull the cover panel up and off on the driver side
    • Disconnect the windshield washer
    • Use string or wire ties to secure the cover panel out of the way
  2. step : Removing the Wiper Transmission (3:08)
    • Spray penetrating oil on the bottoms of the wiper transmission bolts
    • Remove the three 10mm bolts from the wiper linkage
    • Lift out the wiper transmission
    • Disconnect the wiring harness
    • If you are unable to disconnect the wiring harness disconnect the bracket
    • Remove the 13mm nut from the bracket
    • Remove the three T27 Torx screw from the bracket
    • Remove the motor from the wiper transmission
  3. step : Preparing the New Wiper Transmission (5:01)
    • Inspect the wiper arm tines
    • If the tines are damaged you should replace the wiper arms as well
    • Clean the tines
    • Disconnect the wiper motor from the wiring harness
    • Attach the new wiper transmission o the wiper motor
    • Reattach the bracket
    • Tighten the three T27 Torx screws to between 8 – 10 foot-pounds of torque
    • Reattach the 13mm nut, holding the linkage as you tighten it
  4. step : Installing the New Wiper Transmission (7:22)
    • Put the wiper transmission in place
    • Thread the three 10mm bolts by hand
    • Tighten the 10mm bolts
    • Reconnect the wiring harness
    • Release the cover panel
    • Check the cover panel weatherstripping is in place
    • Push the cover panel into place
  5. step : Reattaching the Wiper Arms (9:30)
    • Turn on the vehicle
    • Activate the windshield wipers
    • Stop the windshield wipers
    • Turn off the vehicle
    • Install the curved wiper arm on the passenger side
    • Start the bolt
    • Install the straight wiper arm on the driver side
    • Start the bolt
    • Preliminarily tighten the bolts
    • Hold the wiper arm in place as you tighten the bolts to between 25-30 foot-pounds
    • Put the caps on the wiper arms
    • Insert the two 7mm bolts into the cover panel
    • Insert the cover panel pins
    • Reconnect the windshield washer

Tools needed for replacement:

    Materials, Fluids, and Supplies

  • Rust Penetrant
  • Wire Ties
  • Wire or String

  • Ratchets & Related

  • 3/8 Inch Drive Ratchet
  • Ratchet
  • Socket Extensions

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Flat Blade Screwdriver

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 10mm Socket
  • 11mm Socket
  • 12mm Socket
  • 13mm Socket
  • 7mm Socket
  • 8mm Socket
  • 9mm Socket

  • Specialty Tools

  • Windshield Wiper Puller

  • Torx Drivers & Sockets

  • T27 Torx Driver

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Year Make Model Description
2003-2007Saturn Ion Saturn Ion Windshield Wiper Transmission Linkage with (1) Wiper Arm Removal Tool
Part #: 1AWWS00044

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