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Help with windshield wiper transmission (linkage) 69 Camaro
« on: January 05, 2018, 11:11:27 PM »
I'm stumped.  Either something isn't right with the linkage or I'm missing something obvious on putting this together.
The car had no wiper parts at all when I got it so I don't have anything to compare to, but yet it seems simple enough.

After installing the wiper motor and the transmission, if I pull the linkage all the way to the driver side I'm about 1/4" from reaching the ball on the motor arm.




If I push the linkage all the way to the passenger side it only goes a little farther than the motor shaft center line.



It seems like it should go as far to the passenger side as the motor crank would reach when the motor rotates.

It all bolted up to the cowl area ok, and resembles the picture in the AIM.







Any ideas?

Thanks,  John
John

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Re: Help with windshield wiper transmission (linkage) 69 Camaro
« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2018, 11:32:43 PM »
John, you're going to have to resize your pictures. They're WAY too large to make out anything.

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Re: Help with windshield wiper transmission (linkage) 69 Camaro
« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2018, 12:53:34 AM »
Well shoot.  They look sized ok on my screen.
John

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Re: Help with windshield wiper transmission (linkage) 69 Camaro
« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2018, 02:48:38 AM »
Sure it's a correct actuator arm on the wiper motor ? Doesn't look correct to me - too square on the end of the arm.

I'll measure mine center to center if you need a comparison - give me a day to thaw out the garage enough to get the door open -

Steve

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Re: Help with windshield wiper transmission (linkage) 69 Camaro
« Reply #4 on: January 06, 2018, 07:00:28 PM »
Problem solved!  I found a thread on TC talking about the same issue.  It turns out that the bolts they supply with the transmission are WAY too long.

The linkage hits the long shank of the bolt, stopping the motion.  I had to cut them more than in half to get clearance.  Easy when you know what you're looking for! :)



I think what they are doing is supplying wiper motor mounting bolts since the head and conical star washer are the same for both.  It would be nice if they would maybe supply a little note stating what needs to be done.

Thanks,  John
John

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