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Old 10-21-2019, 09:37 PM   #1
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Easiest axis/Vegas mod. One tool, three minutes

I had forgotten about an incident until someone here said to do this mod.
I lost the wiper arm retaining nut on a new silverado at 11,000ft in a snow storm. No drivers side wiper. It didn't fall off but it wouldn't engage the splines so it just layed there.

Do this mod.
There is nothing on that silverado, nor on my axis to keep that nut tight.
The nylon insert in that new nut will not let it back off.

Take the current nut to the hardware store with you to ensure the new nut size is correct.
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Old 10-22-2019, 04:52 PM   #2
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I had forgotten about an incident until someone here said to do this mod.
I lost the wiper arm retaining nut on a new silverado at 11,000ft in a snow storm. No drivers side wiper. It didn't fall off but it wouldn't engage the splines so it just layed there.

Do this mod.
There is nothing on that silverado, nor on my axis to keep that nut tight.
The nylon insert in that new nut will not let it back off.

Take the current nut to the hardware store with you to ensure the new nut size is correct.
Good job! 👍
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Old 10-26-2019, 10:22 PM   #3
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Good job! 👍
Yes, A true Lifesaver .... Genius!!!!
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Old 10-26-2019, 11:08 PM   #4
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Yes, A true Lifesaver .... Genius!!!!
Wait...
Wasn't you who showed us a picture of this mod?
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Old 10-26-2019, 11:54 PM   #5
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Wait...
Wasn't you who showed us a picture of this mod?
you added Great Photos! I really hope people do this, will save them tons of aggravation during a rain storm!

....Do you have side view of your rig posted on forum?
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Old 10-27-2019, 12:23 AM   #6
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A few pics are here.
It doesn't look like much of a lift but it's now 11 inches high at the bottom of the door.
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Old 10-30-2019, 07:22 PM   #7
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I was going to try and re-time my wiper arms by removing the driver’s side wiper and repositioning. I removed the nut and tried to carefully to remove the arm. It was not coming loose from the splines. I then tried a 2-jaw puller to “press” the arm off the splines. No joy. I finally just threw in the towel as it was not a battle worth fighting in my case....
This is what I saw coming across Wyoming on I-80 last May....
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Old 10-30-2019, 07:42 PM   #8
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Just checked my 2019 22.7 and plastic nuts are already installed.
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Old 10-30-2019, 10:34 PM   #9
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I put a self locking nut on it the first time.
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Old 10-30-2019, 10:56 PM   #10
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I was going to try and re-time my wiper arms by removing the driver’s side wiper and repositioning. I removed the nut and tried to carefully to remove the arm. It was not coming loose from the splines. I then tried a 2-jaw puller to “press” the arm off the splines. No joy. I finally just threw in the towel as it was not a battle worth fighting in my case....
This is what I saw coming across Wyoming on I-80 last May....
I did take mine off and "try" to re adjust. Not as simple as it sounds. Once adjusted the wipers will strike each other. Very Archaic setup? I was thinking of heating up the narrow part of the arm and putting a slight bend in it but never did. The shaft the arm is stuck on is tapered like a cone.
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Old 10-30-2019, 11:57 PM   #11
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I did take mine off and "try" to re adjust. Not as simple as it sounds. Once adjusted the wipers will strike each other. Very Archaic setup? I was thinking of heating up the narrow part of the arm and putting a slight bend in it but never did. The shaft the arm is stuck on is tapered like a cone.
I was thinking along the same lines as you on bending the steel part of the arm..
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