A6 C6 2010 2.0 rear wiper arm removal

KrisKrk

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Does anyone know how to remove rear wiper arm, please?

Presume whole arm need special retraction tool to take off the motor shaft, right?
Tried to pull out the cover but it's not coming off.
 

Retroman

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You will need a little wiper puller - with one it is a simple and quick job, without one it can take ages and possibly cause collateral damage.
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/like/Car-...6320&clkid=2097972780851678612&_qi=RTM2063753

I don't know to what extent your car differs from mine. Mine involved carefully prising off a plastic wiper base cover, then the washer jet. The retaining nut is then exposed. My internal hatchback trim involved the removal of two screws around the area of the handle recess after which the trim pulls out with a good tug being held in place by several arrow shaped metal prongs going into retaining holes in the metal.
 

KrisKrk

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Thank you Retroman.

I knew I would need that puller. I'll see if I can borow one quicker than it would arrive after the order.

Was more concerned how to take that base cover off without causing any damage to washer jet. If it's just simple pull off job, I'll give it a go.

Want to shorten the spring. Both ends are U shaped but one have longer arm. Thought to make the U at that end but closer to the spring, if that makes sence.

What I need to achive here is hreater pressure of the wiper on the glass.

At the moment, this is what my wiper being doing for the past year, or so
IMG 6997


It is not wiping the glass in the middle since I bought it.
It is correct size and all that but doesn't do the job as it should.
 

Retroman

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This is what my rear wiper arm looks like - just so you can compare it and check whether it's like the A6 version. I suspect there are similarities.
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Rear-Wind...986519?hash=item3ced29f097:g:v2QAAOSwBahU0hmI

Looking at your rear window, it looks like an ineffective wiper blade. This can happen because the blade is old, the wrong one or somebody had fitted an aero blade on an arm designed for non-aero blade
 

KrisKrk

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Yeah, mine looks like that, Retroman.

I went to Halfords and told them what car it was from, compared with what I've just removed from the car and got same thing.
It was definetly rear wiper, don't think aero one.
Fitted with just a click and off We go.

For the first days didn't noticed anything like that but after gew days, as was driving evening times and rear cars were lighting up my rear window, I've noticed the middle wasn't done well.
Since then been driving like that and it finally reached the max. Lol.

Will give it a go as I know where are the base cover clips so it should be easy.

Thanx again
 

KrisKrk

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Thanx to @Crossmax for he's tips of how to remove plastic cover which reveals screw nit holding the whole wiper arm, I finally made it off.
One of the clips holding the wiper blade was broken and I haven't noticed it since purchase. Been buying wrong wipers all this time.

Had to replace the whole wiper arm with puller as @Retroman has also recommended.
Using it was just seconds and the whole arm was in my hands.
New one attached with proper wiper and it works much better.

Cheers guys for your help

Btw, Dealership wants over £40 for a new rear wiper arm for A6 C6 Avant.
Got it on eBay for just under tenner. Does the job
 
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