There are several reasons why you might need to replace the wiper arm on your Chrysler Town and Country. The most common is that the spring that holds the blade to the windscreen has become worn and the wiper leaves streaks. The arm also may need replacing when the paint has worn off and you want a new look again. No matter the reason, this task is a relatively easy one as long as the proper steps are taken and you are patient.
Trace the wiper arm down to the area where it meets the body of the vehicle. There is a plastic cover, in the same shape as the base of the arm, covering the base of the arm.
Pull the locking tabs from the outsides of the plastic cover by hand and pivot the cover up. You will see a nut holding the wiper arm.
Loosen and remove the nut using a ratchet and socket.
Place the 2-jaw puller over the wiper arm. Position the two jaws so that they are under the wiper arm and the screw section is centred on the wiper arm stud.
Tighten the 2-jaw puller until the wiper arm disengages from the stud.
Remove the 2-jaw puller and pull the wiper blade from the stud.
Place the new wiper arm on the stud. There is a specified distance that the end of the wiper arm must be from the lower portion of the windscreen. The driver's side should be roughly 6.2 cm (2 1/2 inches) from the base of the windscreen, and the passenger's side should be roughly 3.7 cm (1 1/2 inches). Use the tape measure to check the distance.
Hand-tighten the nut on the stud.
Tighten the nut to 35 Nm (26 ft lbs) using a torque spanner and a socket.
Snap the plastic cover into place over the nut.
Repeat Steps 1 to 10 for the wiper arm on the other side of the vehicle, if needed.
Things you need
- Socket set
- 2-jaw puller
- Tape measure
- Torque spanner