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local2Ed
Posted 2019-12-26 6:51 PM (#592061)
Subject: Windshield wiper pivot repair question.


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1958 Dodge Coronet drivers side wiper pivot is very stiff. I freed it up with heat , wax, then some oil but it is still a little bit of binding or rough pivoting , not as smooth as the pass. side.

Has anybody removed the shaft from the tube it rides in and cleaned up the shaft? There is a collar that spins independently of the inner shaft, below where the wiper arm mounts on the shaft, that looks like it may be a retainer but I'm not sure how to remove it.

Thanks.
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mikes2nd
Posted 2019-12-26 9:10 PM (#592066 - in reply to #592061)
Subject: Re: Windshield wiper pivot repair question.


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Replace it
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1960fury
Posted 2019-12-27 7:19 AM (#592076 - in reply to #592061)
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If its not worn, no need to replace. Work it free and drill and tap the body for a lube fitting. One of the reason old cars are so great, you can REPAIR almost everything. New ***** cars (parts) are made to replace.
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wizard
Posted 2019-12-27 7:20 AM (#592077 - in reply to #592061)
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Yes, I've repaired a couple. You need to cut the sleeve open with a Dremel grinder. Then it's a very simple operation.

The sleeve can be replaced with a turned distance and a lock ring in stanless steel.



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GaryS
Posted 2019-12-27 8:09 PM (#592107 - in reply to #592061)
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Not sure if I did it the best way, but I repaired the ones on my '56 Plymouth by removing the old bushings and installing new oil impregnated brass bushings. They were inexpensive as the shipping cost from the online supplier was far more than the price of the new bushings.
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local2Ed
Posted 2019-12-28 2:29 PM (#592133 - in reply to #592107)
Subject: Re: Windshield wiper pivot repair question.


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GaryS - 2019-12-27 8:09 PM

Not sure if I did it the best way, but I repaired the ones on my '56 Plymouth by removing the old bushings and installing new oil impregnated brass bushings. They were inexpensive as the shipping cost from the online supplier was far more than the price of the new bushings.


How did you remove the inner shaft that the wiper arm attaches to?
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local2Ed
Posted 2019-12-28 2:36 PM (#592135 - in reply to #592077)
Subject: Re: Windshield wiper pivot repair question.


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wizard - 2019-12-27 7:20 AM

Yes, I've repaired a couple. You need to cut the sleeve open with a Dremel grinder. Then it's a very simple operation.

The sleeve can be replaced with a turned distance and a lock ring in stanless steel.


I let it soak, submerged, in 50/50 mix of transmission fluid and acetone and it freed up the rest of the way.

For future reference could you describe where you cut the sleeve open because your picture shows only half of the pivot that I have.

Also, not sure what a "turned distance" is.

Thanks for the replies.
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wizard
Posted 2019-12-28 3:51 PM (#592139 - in reply to #592061)
Subject: Re: Windshield wiper pivot repair question.



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The sleeve needs to be fully removed, then a spacer ring is made (distance) and a lock ring holds the shaft to the support.

I'll check if I can find some photos
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GaryS
Posted 2019-12-28 5:14 PM (#592148 - in reply to #592133)
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local2Ed - 2019-12-28 1:29 PM

GaryS - 2019-12-27 8:09 PM

Not sure if I did it the best way, but I repaired the ones on my '56 Plymouth by removing the old bushings and installing new oil impregnated brass bushings. They were inexpensive as the shipping cost from the online supplier was far more than the price of the new bushings.


How did you remove the inner shaft that the wiper arm attaches to?


I don't know if your parts are similar but here's a picture of mine before I reassembled.



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mikes2nd
Posted 2019-12-29 2:37 AM (#592167 - in reply to #592061)
Subject: Re: Windshield wiper pivot repair question.


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those are not like mine at all. ours are not exposed. You can buy them for like 10$
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wizard
Posted 2019-12-29 4:51 AM (#592171 - in reply to #592148)
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GaryS - 2019-12-28 11:14 PM

local2Ed - 2019-12-28 1:29 PM

GaryS - 2019-12-27 8:09 PM

Not sure if I did it the best way, but I repaired the ones on my '56 Plymouth by removing the old bushings and installing new oil impregnated brass bushings. They were inexpensive as the shipping cost from the online supplier was far more than the price of the new bushings.


How did you remove the inner shaft that the wiper arm attaches to?


I don't know if your parts are similar but here's a picture of mine before I reassembled.


Thanks for posting that Picture, it's the same way that I reparied the pivots
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1960fury
Posted 2019-12-29 8:03 AM (#592175 - in reply to #592061)
Subject: Re: Windshield wiper pivot repair question.



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Are you saying you had wiper pivots with worn bushings? Hard to believe. Never experienced that. Just work em free and lube, the way I described. Thats it. Will work for another 60 years.
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wizard
Posted 2019-12-29 8:25 AM (#592176 - in reply to #592061)
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No Sid, they were just full of gunk (hardened grease?) and dust. A good cleanup and they were just fine again
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GaryS
Posted 2019-12-29 12:18 PM (#592181 - in reply to #592061)
Subject: Re: Windshield wiper pivot repair question.



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Yes, my bushings were quite worn and oval shaped. I had to disassemble them so the bezels could be re-plated, so it seemed prudent to replace the inexpensive bushings.
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local2Ed
Posted 2019-12-29 7:20 PM (#592215 - in reply to #592148)
Subject: Re: Windshield wiper pivot repair question.


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GaryS - 2019-12-28 5:14 PM

local2Ed - 2019-12-28 1:29 PM

GaryS - 2019-12-27 8:09 PM

Not sure if I did it the best way, but I repaired the ones on my '56 Plymouth by removing the old bushings and installing new oil impregnated brass bushings. They were inexpensive as the shipping cost from the online supplier was far more than the price of the new bushings.


How did you remove the inner shaft that the wiper arm attaches to?


I don't know if your parts are similar but here's a picture of mine before I reassembled.



I have the style that Wizard posted.
In the picture of your inner shaft, where the larger c-clip would be, below where the wiper arm mounts, I have what I called a free spinning retaining collar.
It appears to also seal the inner shaft from the weather, etc. It would have to be cut off.
I believe that's what Wizard is calling a sleeve.

Thanks everybody for the pictures, tips and replies.

Edited by local2Ed 2019-12-29 7:23 PM
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'55-3Hemi
Posted 2020-01-06 1:15 PM (#592538 - in reply to #592148)
Subject: Re: Windshield wiper pivot repair question.



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Hi Gary,

Do not mean to butt in on this post. 

I am in the need to repair my wiper transmission for my 1955 Dodge Custom Royal Lancer (Have not taken it off yet) I am sure that the bushings are worn out for there is a whole lot of slop.  Where did you biy the oillite bushings?

Nice job on the chrome by the way !

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GaryS
Posted 2020-01-06 5:51 PM (#592547 - in reply to #592061)
Subject: Re: Windshield wiper pivot repair question.



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Sorry, I wish I could remember where I got them, but I removed the old ones, measured the size I needed and ordered from their online catalog. A local bearing supplier didn't have them in stock, but said they could get what I needed. I got them faster and cheaper ordering them myself.
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