Tips for removing windshield wipers?

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Hey Everyone,

This past weekend I installed an Alien Sunshade I received for Christmas. Originally I had intended to drop my windshield for the first time to expedite the install but got hung up on the wiper removal as I believe others on this forum have also experienced. At first neither one would budge after removing the protective cap and nut. Then, the drivers side one inexplicably came off with zero effort on my 4th or 5th attempt. Unfortunately I could not replicate this on the passenger side and reverted to installing the sunshade with the windshield intact. Can anyone provide tips for removing my passenger side wiper? I have no idea why the driver's-side eventually came off but the passenger's side remained frozen.

Thanks in advance



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I understand the concept of wanting to lower the windshield but I have only had mine flipped partially down so I could install my sunshade, I could see where haveing it down on the beach and a few other places so you would have thought that FCA would have developed a better way to attach them for easier removal
 

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Hey Everyone,

This past weekend I installed an Alien Sunshade I received for Christmas. Originally I had intended to drop my windshield for the first time to expedite the install but got hung up on the wiper removal as I believe others on this forum have also experienced. At first neither one would budge after removing the protective cap and nut. Then, the drivers side one inexplicably came off with zero effort on my 4th or 5th attempt. Unfortunately I could not replicate this on the passenger side and reverted to installing the sunshade with the windshield intact. Can anyone provide tips for removing my passenger side wiper? I have no idea why the driver's-side eventually came off but the passenger's side remained frozen.

Thanks in advance
You don't need to drop the windshield entirely to install the sunshade! After many failed attempts and some 4 letter words, I found it much easier to lift windshield just enough to align the bungees with the bolt holes and put it back down. After I figured out that method, install for the front portion took less than a minute.

Whatever you do.. don't waste your time with the plastic clips. Just use the windshield bolts. The clips heat up, bend and break in hot weather.
 
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Thanks for the responses. I can't believe I didn't realize that I could partially drop the windshield while the wipers were still attached and folded away. That would have obviously saved about an hour of cursing right there. I will look to order the suggested tool and then lubricate the posts once the wipers are removed. Planning to do some summer camping and sand dune exploring up at Silver Lake, MI this summer. Think dropping the windshield for that experience would be fun.
 

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Using the aforementioned tool is probably safer but you can get them off by hand too. Flip the blades up, pull a bit to apply a some pressure and then give a firm smack of the palm where the blade attaches to the Jeep. Mine popped right off.
 

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Using the aforementioned tool is probably safer but you can get them off by hand too. Flip the blades up, pull a bit to apply a some pressure and then give a firm smack of the palm where the blade attaches to the Jeep. Mine popped right off.
This ^^^ I flipped mine up and wiggled then back and forth a little then popped them off.
 

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Took mine off over the weekend to fold the windshield down. Both of mine were stuck, so here is what I did that worked like a charm:

1. Loosen the nut but don't remove. make sure there is some space between the nut and wiper.
2. Lift up on the wiper while tapping the bolt with a hammer.
3. When the wiper breaks loose, the loosened nut will keep it from flying off
4. Remove nut and remove wiper :)
 

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Whatever tool that was on Amazon, it's no longer at that link.

Regarding the last post, the first step "loosen the nut" is the one I couldn't get past. I felt I was stressing the motor and linkage so I bailed.
 

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i picked up that tool at advanced auto if you dont wanna wait on amazon
 

                           













































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