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2002 Buick Century Question: park tab for windshield wipers to go down.

 

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jkindred10, 3.1L V6, Portage, IN, January 29, 2014, 23:45
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I have done this twice and it gets bent again especially when it snows hard and it has build up of ice and snow. I have fixed once to where it catches it. then recently it snowed and I thought I got all the snow off but it now is in the upward position. Basically I am asking is there a way I can take the whole thing off to bend the tab correctly? it is kind of difficult to bend the tab in such a small space. I really do not want to go to an auto repair shop to fix it when I can just find another way to fix it myself and save hundreds. The wiper motor works just fine. Any suggestions will help me. Thanks

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    pushrod January 30, 2014, 01:43
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    Search youtube. Clean snow/ice from windshield before using wipers and turning wipers off and let them park 'before' turning engine off will help prevent this from happening again!! When snow/ice is imminent, lift wiper arms to the upright position before hand,, until windshield is cleared!! Eventually bending the tab is no longer an option over parts replacement!

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    jkindred10, January 30, 2014, 21:25
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    so basically I have to replace it

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    pushrod, January 31, 2014, 04:42
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    No, but cant just keep bending the tab. Try to fix it best you can.

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    globalhelper January 30, 2014, 06:31
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    can't help im in cali it doesn't snow here,doesn't even rain anymore.lol

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