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post #13 of (permalink) Old 14th May 2009
Chris Browne
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Once I had reached the stage of exposing the knurled alloy bush, it is obviously much too small to get a decent grip with a puller. I made up a thick steel washer about 3 inches in diameter with a centre hole the same diameter as the shaft and then cut out a slot from centre hole to edge which is the same width as the shaft. Slide the washer onto the shaft, beneath the alloy bush and it is then much easier to clamp a cheap three leg puller onto the washer you have made and wind the puller in to free off the alloy bush. Once everything is cleaned off and the shaft copper-greased, all you need to do is Araldite the bush back into the wiper arm and then reassemble. Even using the puller, the alloy bush frees with quite a jolt so whatever you do, don't be tempted to put too much stress on the bush when you try to remove it. It is all too easy to break your rear window and UP goes the cost of the repair.
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