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Old 03-03-2013, 12:00 PM   #1
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Windshield Cowl (pressure nut) Help

Hi All -

I have the DIY for the removal and install of the part - but I am being foiled by the pressure nut holding the wiper arm. All of the DIY's I've seen say just play with the arm a bit and the pressure nut will come out - however i just read another that said a PULLER may be necessary.

Q1 - Is there a certain type of puller that is recommended?
Q2 - Are there any other ways - trying to work a small flathead around it for example (although I tried and it does not budge.

The DIY is fairly simple - I just need to get the @#%@% pressure nut out of there!

Thanks.
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Old 03-03-2013, 12:05 PM   #2
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press down on the wiper arm a couple of times, thats what worked for me
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Old 03-03-2013, 01:07 PM   #3
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still stubborn as can be - if I have to get the tool - easy cheap autozone tool or other?
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Old 03-03-2013, 01:16 PM   #4
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you can rent it from auto zone. So you took the nut off and wiggled it and still wont come off?
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Old 03-03-2013, 03:30 PM   #5
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No, very very stubborn. Such an easy project....never is.Arrrghhh!
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Old 03-03-2013, 03:55 PM   #6
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Just wiggle the ARM right to left. Everyone I have taken off loosen right up like that. After first time off they are much easier.
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Old 07-16-2014, 07:58 AM   #7
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I used a little screwdriver and hammer and worked around and kept wittling it up out of the hole. It was hammered in there!
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Old 07-16-2014, 11:37 PM   #8
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Spray some penetrating oil on it. Should come off with some gentle pressure/wiggling after that.
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Old 07-21-2014, 07:18 AM   #9
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A little WD40 (penetrating oil) is good.
Then I purchased a little puller sold as a battery terminal puller.

Worked a dream.

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Old 07-21-2014, 08:55 AM   #10
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I concur with TitanSilverE46, the battery terminal puller worked for me when I replaced my windshield cowl. I bought mine at O'Reilly's.
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