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wiper linkage bushing replacement

Discussion in 'L: Horizon/Omni, Rampage, etc' started by cadman777, Apr 18, 2016.

  1. cadman777

    cadman777 Active Member

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    This is an '88 Horizon 4dr.

    Can someone please tell me how to separate the knuckle from the wiper transmission crank arm so I can change the bushing on the main link?

    See attached pics.

    Thanx! ... Chris
     

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  2. ImperialCrown

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    The parts manual shows item #8 serviced as an assembly. Use Mopar part# 5211004 (Link and Crank). The bushing and individual pieces aren't intended to be serviced separately:
    L Body Wiper.pdf
     
  3. cadman777

    cadman777 Active Member

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    Imperial,
    Thanx for the info. I surely do need that part number!
    Funny thing: My manual didn't tell me to change the whole part.
    It just had a sketchy diagram.
    Beginning to remember the olden days when the dealerships kept all their secret info close to the chest.
    Reminds me why I quit working on American cars in the 70's and began working almost exclusively on Hondas in the 80's.
    Now I'm spoiled!
    Cheers ... Chris
     
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  4. bamman

    bamman Part Connoisseur

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    I used a hammer to separate it.
     
  5. cadman777

    cadman777 Active Member

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    bamman,
    Excellent! Thanx for the good advice.
    That's what I'll do.
    I was thinking of first trying to do that w/a punch and hammer, and if it was too tough to do, then I would use a die cutter to slit the end plate and pop it out.
    You saved me the guesswork.
    Thanx!
    It'll take a simple spot weld to fix it back in place permanently.
    That way, if it needs re-doing again, just grind the spot weld and repeat.
    Much obliged ... Chris
     
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  6. bamman

    bamman Part Connoisseur

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    On the L bodies, the shaft looks welded together. In reality it is splined for a secure fit. I wouldn't weld it. Just hammer it back together and it'll last for years.
     
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  7. cadman777

    cadman777 Active Member

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    bamman,
    Great idea.
    I did it last night, and it was such a tight-fit going back together, that your advice is what I decided on doing.
    Gotta hand it to the designers, it wasn't a bad design after all!
    (Just made sure I marked it before taking apart.)
    Also noticed the curved crown on one side of the crank connection, so it can't be assembled wrong.
    Not bad for an old American car!
    Thanx again ... Chris
     

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