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removing the arm will destroy it

I tried to remove the wiper arm with a puller. Since it is made of Aluminium and die wiper axle is made of steel they will corrode together. When I removed the arm the Alu part broke out. I coluld not remove the Alu part even without the wiper arm! A few weeks later a car washing machine ran into my car's door and destroyed door and window. A Renault garage rebuilt the whole back including a new wiper arm :-)
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Be very careful in this area, mine started to seize and caused a bit of grief. First remove the wiper arm by undoing the small nut underneath the plastic cover and remove arm, it may need a bit of pulling but will come of in the end, I used a cheap small 3 legged puller. Remove round plastic cover and you will see a large nut, if you try and remove this the casting will snap and the cost is approx 45.00. Remove small circlip on the spindle and the from inside the glass remove a bit of trim and with lube and turning the spindle will come out. Clean the spindle with some emery paper until it slides in easy, then grease and rebuild. Make sure that you let the wiper self park before you fit the arm back.

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I just got frustrated with mine, pulled a bit too hard and pulled the plastic arm off the, erm, metal bit (technical terms!!) that the spindle goes in to...

My mechanism was completely siezed, and after spending ages with WD40 & grease, got fed up and went to Renault...

Parts only, for everything that attaches to the glass (excluding inside trim, but including all nuts, new arm, new blade etc - the whole shebang) was £100 give or take a couple of quid...

Some people say I'm stark raving bonkers, the others just smile and nod...
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finally sussed it, the knurled bit that was on the spindle was the inner part of the arm, I carefully removed this by splitting it with a junior hacksaw then took the whole spindle assembly apart by removing the retaining circlip (cheers mark) after using wire wool to clean the spindle it was greased and re-assembled the knurled bit was re-positioned and glued back inside the arm with aroldite before being placed back on the spindle ( its tapered so will only fit one way). It works perfectly saving me at least £100
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Have exactly the same issue myself.

Loads of WD40 (over a couple of weeks too) has not helped, nor has a healthy dose of freezer spray.

Took it to a local non-main-dealer Renault specialist who told me that they use heat to get it off (due to risk to the glass if trying to use a puller).

One thing I didn't find out - are you sure the motor is burned out? Is there not a fuse gone, or a trip on the motor itself?

I've seen responses about the arm - guys, did it knacker your motor or not ?
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