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does anyone know how to remove the rear wiper spindle from the rear window, mine has seized causing the motor to burn out It looks as a puller of sorts has to be used, has anyone had or overcome this problem?
 

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sports tourer rear wiper

Thanks for replying chris,

I need to remove the spindle that passes through the rear window glass, (i believe its called a gearbox?) there is a large nut (not the one that attaches the wiper arm) underneath a plastic cover, but the knurled spindle that the wiper arm fastens to makes it impossible to get a spanner to the nut.
 

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I had mine starting to seize up and managed to free it by squirting a lot of WD40 in and around it, eventually it freed up and has been OK ever since, give it a try.

You can get a socket on the nut that attatches the wiper arm, a puller must be used to remove the wiper arm.

You then remove the nut on the left under the plastic cover to remove the assembly.
 

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thanks davesss
already used a can of wd40 to no avail I will try fabricating some sort of puller and let you know how I get on.
 

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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 :)
Renault Germany calls 27 Euros + VAT for this arm.
 

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Hi

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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Mark
 

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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...
 

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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
Big thankyou for everyones input.
 

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Hmm.
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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The motor was already burnt out, rain sensors automatically activate the rear wiper when reverse gear is selected, so the motor overloaded as the splindle was seized, £60 for replacement from renult breakers.
 

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Motor the same as Nevada?

I noticed the old shape Renault Nevada has exactly the same opening rear window.

Is it the same motor?

If not, is this motor common to Scenic, Megane etc??

Just searching on Laguna gives poor results :confused:
 

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I do not know if it is the same motor or not, but I very much doubt it. I would ask a renault dealer before parting with any cash.
 

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I noticed the old shape Renault Nevada has exactly the same opening rear window.

Is it the same motor?

If not, is this motor common to Scenic, Megane etc??

Just searching on Laguna gives poor results :confused:
hi
just bought my sports tourer, rear motor not working and seized wiper arm. trouble locating sechond hand motor, renault want £170 for new one and £70 for the gearbox.
did you have any luck finding a motor from a similar vehicle
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hi
just bought my sports tourer, rear motor not working and seized wiper arm. trouble locating sechond hand motor, renault want £170 for new one and £70 for the gearbox.
did you have any luck finding a motor from a similar vehicle
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kayal (andrew)
Haven't bought yet - need to convince myself on compatibility.
But Autotrader pulled up a lot of results
Auto Trader Used Car Parts - RENAULT LAGUNA WIPER MOTOR REAR

A lot of them say "Hatchback" and the estate version says it is not opening glass.
So next step is to check with Renault to see if any of the components (motor and/or "linkage thingy") are common to both options.
Crazy money for a new parts, I agree.
Second hand motor looks like it'll be 40 to 100 quid.
One thing Renault did tell me, was to check the relay was functioning, cos there was an outside chance the siezed arm might have tripped the relay rather than having burnt the motor.
Clutching at straws, but worth a try (if only I can find out how to do a check !! )

If i find anything out I'll post - hopefully others might too.

My last resort, btw, will be to try and source stuff from France (either over internet or when holidaying this summer) where, of course, these cars are plentiful.
If anyone else fancies trying, the search terms would be:
moteur essuie-glace arriere
 
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