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Broken rear window wiper

After using an automatic car wash without securing (taping) the rear wiper arm, it now doesn't work, and if I try to leave it in its normal position, it falls down. How do I fix it?

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Should be a cap over nut that holds wiper arm on pivot. My guess is the car wash stripped the spline, but you may be able to save it. Flip cap up at pivot, usually from bottom of arm, to expose nut underneath it. Undo the nut, and remove the arm. Blow out the shavings etc in there, then re-install it in proper position and tighten nut good & snug, being careful not to go too far as it's pretty soft metal, and will snap if you reef it too tight. Now try it, with a little water on window first.

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