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1995 BMW 740iL Question: problem removing wiper arm



Robbo, Granbury, TX, October 16, 2009, 15:19

I have removed the retaining nut and washer on the Drivers side windscreen wiper arm mechanism and need to know if the assembly is on a spline as I am having difficulty removing the arm to replace the cover assembly to the lower part of the windscreen.

yours faithfully

Ray Robinson

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    October 21, 2009, 09:11

    The arm is often very tight and needs to be "persuaded" to come off. Try tapping on the shaft lightly with a plastic mallet, or try jiggling the arm of the wiper. It's hard to describe the subtle things you need to do, but I hope this helps. Let me know if you get it removed.

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    Visitor, December 07, 2010, 21:33

    i struggled with one today on a 2000 740il for about 2 hours before going to my local autoparts store and renting a small gear puller. Got it off in 5 mins.

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