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Chevrolet Repair/2001 Chevy Impala Windshield Wiper Problem


joe wrote at 2007-03-27 22:22:16
SIMPLE FIX!  I had the exact same problem!. I took the windshield wiper of the motor, opened the plastic and removed the plastic molding.  There is a tab that makes the windshield wiper return back to their position, it is located of the driver side wiper.  You need to bend the tap foward with pliers! This solves the problem folks.    

-2001 Impala owner/snowboarder

Andrea wrote at 2009-02-03 23:50:27
I just had the same problem. I was told the teeth on the wiper arm and the teeth on the "transmission" (yes there is a transmission on a windshild wiper system) often times became bent and/or wear down. We were unable to order an aftermarket part through a commercial parts dealer but bought one at a GM salvage yard. It cost $50, was easy to install and fixed our problem. It is a rather odd looking part, it resembeled a bicycle body (weird I know). Anyway, good luck with fixing it. I know first hand how annoying it is.

phil wrote at 2015-02-11 18:45:36
also on the wiper arms there is a plastic cap that has a nut under it these loosen up when in contact with heavy ice. loosen them up put your wiper arms wherw you want them and tighten back up

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