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My wind shield wipers stopped working starting first with the passenger side and then later on the drivers side. I just went to the automotive and the guy said that I need to go to a junk yard and get a small piece that connects the motor and the windshield arm. He said that he would put it on once I get the piece but I dont know what the piece is called. He said that my motor is working fine and i can still hear it working but that the arm and the motor are not connected. I'm wondering if something just needs to be tightened up or its a simple fix that i can do myself. I need to be able to get back and forth to my college town which already costs a lot so I would like to know the name of the piece that I need as well as whether I could fix it myself.

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HI FATRINA, OK THIS PART THAT THE GUY IS TALKING ABOUT IS CALLED THE WIPER TRANSMISSION OR LINKAGE..SOMETIMES THE LINKAGE WILL BREAK AND CAUSE THIS..IT IS UNDER THE FRONT COWL.THIS IS THE PIECE THAT IS UNDER YOUR FRONT WINDOW THAT HAS SLITS CUT INTO IT..BUT BEFORE YOU GO TO THE BONE YARD AND GET THIS LINKAGE SOMETIMES THE WIPER ARM NUT BECOMES LOOSE AND STOPS THE WIPERS FROM MOVING..SO WITH THAT SAID LOOK AT YOUR WIPER ARM AND FOLLOW THAT DOWN TO WHERE IT IS ATTACHED TO THE LINKAGE, [THIS IS ALL FROM THE OUTSIDE]SEE IF THERE IS A PLASTIC COVER OVER IT AND PRY THE COVER OFF WITH A SCREW DRIVER. NOW YOU WILL SEE A NUT,GET A WRENCH AND SEE IF THIS IS JUST LOOSE, IF SO MAKE SURE THE WIPERS ARE IN THE PARK POSITION AND WIPER SWITCH IS TURNED OFF AND THEN TIGHTEN THIS NUT..
BEING THAT THIS HAPPENED WITH THE PASS SIDE  AND THEN THE DRIVERS SIDE IT SOUNDS LIKE THE WIPER ARM HOLD DOWN NUTS MAYBE LOOSE...LET ME KNOW HOW THIS GOES AND GOOD LUCK TO YOU,,,TOM...

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PLEASE READ ALL OF THIS BEFORE ASKING ANY QUESTIONS. IF THIS CHEVY SECTION IS MAXED OUT.YOU CAN REACH ME IN THE OLDS/BUICK SECTION. Will answer questions from 6:00am to 10:00pm all days [EST][[[ NO DIESEL OR PAINT QUESTIONS]]] will answer all 1965 to present QUESTIONS ON ALL GM'S on mechanics of these cars. Keep in mind i am not there in person i am going on what you are telling me !! PLEASE IF ASKING A QUESTION GIVE ME AS MUCH INFO AS POSSIBLE. THE MORE THE BETTER. SUCH AS YEAR,MAKE,MODEL,ENGINE SIZE. THIS WILL HELP ME HELP YOU. I will not be able to answer all questions because of some situations that i would really need to be there and see things for myself,such as electrical issues. In many cases i would need wiring diagrams. I can also give you an estimate on what the cost would be at our repair shop as an idea to help you. Keep in mind that my answer is ONLY MY ADVICE,ck with your mechanic as well.. >> THANK YOU, TOM..

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I have been a ASE certified master mechanic for over 30 years and certified IN ALL 8 CATEGORIES,[engine repair,engine performance,auto trans,manual trans,clutches,steering and suspension,brakes,electrical systems,heating and air/cond. I am also a state CERTIFIED inspector for over 30 years. I do computer work [pcm]fault codes,pcm flashing,state inspection monitor readiness,repairs on exhaust,fuel service,[injection and carburetor,] charging system problems, running issues,alignments,frame problems,tire balance,struts and of course standard and anti-lock brakes.

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