Brian Yee

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Archive for January, 2015

Replacing a 2008 Town and Country Rear Wiper Arm

I’m posting this to save someone else some trouble since I had trouble figuring out what exactly needed to be done.   I had a 2008 Town and Country (and I assume these instructions are the same for the 2008 Caravan and Grand Caravan) that had the rear wiper arm begin to turn freely.  I also found through researching that the OEM plastic arm had been replaced by Mopar to be a metal arm (which isn’t surprising since the failure was the plastic housing cracking releasing tension on the motor arm).

I ordered the replacement parts on Amazon.com (and Amazon says they do not fit, but in fact they do):

Wiper Arm Cover Cap: 99-04 Jeep Grand Cherokee & 08-09 Caravan T&C Rear Wiper Arm Cover Cap MOPAR OEM

Wiper Arm: Mopar 6807 8306AA, Windshield Wiper Arm

New Wiper Blade: Mopar 6807 8307AA, Windshield Wiper Blade

The most difficult part was removing the metal ring from the old arm still attached to the motor shaft.  I had a hard time figuring out that this was a separate piece and not just part of the motor shaft (anyone in the Amazon.com comments that says this part does not fit did not remove this part).  For an explanation of what this is and how to remove it (I also used a hacksaw), watch this video — which is for a Passat, but the process is the same.  VW and Chrysler must share parts.

That was it, put the new arm on after making sure it has been reset to its “Off” position.  Tighten the nut, put the cap on, and test it.  Not so bad.

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