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Old 04-18-2016, 07:07 PM   #1
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Spring on wiper arm

The spring came loose on my windshield wiper arm on Winnebago Tour. This is a very strong spring. I have tried to reconnect the spring but it is so strong I can not stretch it at all. I have tried prying with a screw driver and pulling with a vise grip and the spring is just too strong. I am looking for ideas. thanks for any help

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Old 04-18-2016, 07:11 PM   #2
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Might have to take the whole arm off and put it in a vise.

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Old 04-18-2016, 07:35 PM   #3
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Use some strong fishing line and make a multiplier by doubling it up.

If the spring is on the arm and the arm can be removed then you can clamp it in a vise and with a cord double it back to multiply your leverage.

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Old 04-20-2016, 09:15 PM   #4
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Might have to take the whole arm off and put it in a vise.
That's the ticket! Once removed, a wiper arm may be moved far beyond its position resting on the glass. A brake spring tool may be too large, but it's worth a try to reattach this spring.
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What's the cost and availability of a new arm?
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Be glad it is a strong spring. On a previous coach, with top mounted wipers, driving into a strong head wind, the wiper went to the vertical position.
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Old 04-21-2016, 07:42 PM   #7
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I took the wiper arm into my son in laws shop and two of his guys helped. We put the arm it a big vice wrapped with a old rag and pulled with a 3/8 rope and got it hooked. Then we cut the rope off.

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