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i need to adjust my wiper arms one spline on the shaft and cannot get the nut loosened without removing the black plastic cowl piece. so i got all the screws out and still could not the cowl loose enough for the wiper arm to slide out the slit.

if you were able to without removing the cowl please tell me how you did it
 

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i removed the hood then removed 5 or 6 screws across the black cowl then removed a screw at each corner right by the windshield then i removed the triangular panel with Passion on it. under that there were two screws and still i could not get the cowl loose enough to remove by sliding the slit past the wiper arm just so i could loosen the nut


hope you understand what i am trying to convey as i really would like to kower the arms one spline
 

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Underneath the 'triangle on each side there are 2 screws which you got, and open the door, there is a pin about 1/2 way down that you pull the center out and the outside comes out too. There is also another screw under the hood that holds the fender down just behind the headlight. That should loosen the fender enough to let you take the plastic piece that goes across below the windshield off

Could be that someone replaced the windshield and got too much sealer under there and got it stuck to the windshield(??) normally they slide right out when the triangle screws that hold the top of the fenders in place come out. (and the screws across the front are removed)

I unbolted the wiper arms from the shafts and I can't get the arms to pop off. I didn't want to break the windshield, but they are just held on with that nut and the splines.
 

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1 Trim
2 Wiper arm
3 Nut
4 Wiper arm shaft
5 Puller


Calls for something similar to a steering wheel puller.... :)
 

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I adjusted mine years ago. The passenger side. Used a small puller to remove the arm. Spined on tight. Before I removed the arm, and blade. I marked the old position, with blue masking tape. For reference.

My wiper arm on the passenger side, when on the high speed. Use to hit the inside of the A pillar. During a heavy rain storm.
 

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In addition to what Jim said about the screws under the triangle, the black plastic cowl trim has about half a dozen fingers that go below the lower edge of where the windshield sits. One must be careful when removing the trim or they will all break. They may break anyway. The wiper arms will not come off the shafts without using a small gear puller.
 

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I ordered a gear puller for the wiper arms last night. the plastic cover seemed to slide right out for me but then it was probably loosened up from the impact with the deer (not recommended)
 

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thanks guys i will look for everything i missed then use prudence in removing said items. i don't know that mine are hitting the A pillar but just wanted to get them out of my sight (make lower). i did this on my PT and almost seemed to make them disappear plus reduce wind turblence at mach 1....lol
 
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