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Old 02-26-2010, 09:56 PM   #1
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07 Rear Wiper Replacement

After a solid month of snow here, all my wiper blades need replaced! OK 15 inch front, 13 inch rear. All the local parts store have no listing for the rear. Calling the local dealer to check his stock, I am told the rear is non servicable. He can order the whole arm assembly for 60 bucks. Looking a little closer at the wiper it indeed doesn't look like the blade can be removed as in the front. Anybody run in to this? $60 seems like robbery. What a poor design.

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Old 02-27-2010, 03:07 PM   #2
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Had the same issue with my Wife's Pathfinder with rear wiper..

Make your own wiper refill by getting any size wiper blade that is longer than the old one. Then carefully slide out and remove the rubber/plastic channel and thin metal support pieces from the new blade. Carefully cut it to size to fit the existing rear wiper blade.

Remove the old wiper blade while still in place on the jeep by carefully lifting-bending-pulling out on the rubber/plastic/metal end, and sliding it out of the arm along the channel with tiny retainer clamp pins on either side of the wiper rubber. (its not easy but take your time and slide it out a bit at a time pushing/pulling along the retainers pins and out the end) I used a pair of needle nose pliers to get a hold of the end to get it started out.

Reverse the process by sliding the wiper refill you cut to size into the wiper arm end at an angle and get it started into the channel/retainer clamp things on the wiper blade until it sits flat and is held in place by the clamps. If you measured it right, it should be long enough to just fit into the arm ends keeping it fairly tight from sliding back and forth.

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Old 02-28-2010, 10:32 AM   #3
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Hilldweller recommended the Bosch Evolution 16" blades for the front. I put them on my new 10 Rubi with only 200 miles on it and they work great. Don't worry about the 16" size, they fit perfect and clean a whole lot better than the stock blades. As for the rear, for me, before I would try and screw around with it I would just spend the 60$. Although I give saltwaterwop a huge amount of credit for being able to do it.
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Old 02-28-2010, 04:53 PM   #4
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It was real easy, just took a minute or so to carefully slide the old rubber out of the wiper blade channel and then slide the new one back into the grooves while it was on the truck. Down here we need to replace wiper blades twice a year due to the Summer storms, so $120 a year for a wipers would suck, vs $20 for 2 blades.
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Old 02-28-2010, 05:20 PM   #5
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Move to Nevada, I just did a "DEWIPER" on my jeep-

I don't have any use for one on the rear window !!

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Old 03-01-2010, 08:56 PM   #6
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Walmart sells the 13 inch blades.
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Old 02-27-2011, 12:57 PM   #7
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Additional recommendations: my Sahara rear blade is a pain, as it doesn't rotate away from the glass very far. So, take the assembly off first. There's a small plastic cover over the attachment bolt that comes off easily. Take the nut off and pull the blade assembly off. Note, the assembly is knarled, so don't rotate it, pull straight off. My blade, and the NAPA replacment blade has a metal strip on each side. I used the old ones, they were alittle more solid. Feed the new rubber blade into the channel first, then slide in the metel strips.
Note, with the plastic cover off you can adjust the direction of the squirter, the black plastic cap-looking piece on the end of the bolt; it has a flat on one side.
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Old 02-27-2011, 04:15 PM   #8
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If you are looking to just replace the wiper blade and not the arm. It is not that tough. I picked up a 13" blade at Autozone. The old blade is snapped into the arm. Here is a link on how to do it.

It's Called "Freedom of Speech": <<<<---- Changing the rear wiper on a JK
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Old 03-07-2012, 10:52 AM   #9
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I was able to change out the rear blade in about 5 minutes. I HATE that manufacturers do not make an easily serviceable rear blade replacement. Must be a Chrysler thing. Our former POS Pacifica had the same issue w/ the rear wiper.

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