2008 Chevrolet Equinox Q&A

2008 Chevrolet Equinox Question: I have to remove the rear window wiper motor

I can't find out how to remove the rear window wiper arm. it has a nut under the plastic cap which I removed but the arm won't pull off. I even tried with a small gear puller but it just won't move. anyone know if there's atrick to this. -
Answer 1
The wiper arm should come off once you remove the nut. While holding the wiper arm away from the window to take the tension off of the mounting, rock it gently back and forth to loosen the wiper arm from the motor shaft. It would be a good idea to mark the home postion of the wiper arm on the glass with a piece of tape so that you are sure to put it back on correctly. -
Answer 2
I have the same problem,,, were you able to solve this. My rear wiper works but only if I force it with my hand. Not realy practical if you want to drive at the same time. I figure the motor is rusty and needs a cleaning. Any suggestions. JR -
Comment 1
I have a 2008 Equinox and rear wiper motor went bad and got really hot if tried to use. I removed the nut on the wiper arm. I had to order a new wiper arm for $30 and I vertically hacksawed the wiper arm next to the threads of wiper motor and split the wiper arm in half to remove arm from motor. I order a AC Delco replacement for $136 online as dealer wanted $183. -
Answer 3
I had the same problem on my 2002 Hyundai Santafe. These arm hubs are made of cast aluminum and I was able to get mine off by having a buddy hold a heavy hammer under the hub while I split it with a sharp cold chisel and a hammer.Only took a couple of hacks. Good luck, Glenn -
Answer 4
mine has a small sliding piece of metal that needed to be pivoted out of the way first. -
Comment 1
Where is that piece of metal located? Inside the opening or on the outside? -