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Posted: Sun Feb 05, 2006 9:44 am 
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Hey lads,

Just a quick question. What tool (type and size, etc.) do I need to remove the wiper arms? Like most EF/ELs i have some loss of paint and I'd like to spray paint them. And if there is anything else I need to know about removing wiper arms, let me know. Thanks guys.

 

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Posted: Sun Feb 05, 2006 10:19 am 
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not 100% sure with ef/l but probably a phillips head screwdriver and a 13mm spanner
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Posted: Sun Feb 05, 2006 10:27 am 
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yer, i think its a 13 or 16mm socket you will need.
Either way, its a very easy job.

 

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Posted: Sun Feb 05, 2006 10:35 am 
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Well if someone could be every so slightly sureeee of the size, lol, that would be great. Thanks for input so far though.

 

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Posted: Sun Feb 05, 2006 10:39 am 
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earlier x series falcons were 1/2 inch and later ea-ed onwards were 13mm pull out your toolbox and put a spanner on the nut and find out, my 8yo son could do it.
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Posted: Sun Feb 05, 2006 1:44 pm 
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or just paint them on there :P

 

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Posted: Sun Feb 05, 2006 4:59 pm 
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Till_Lind wrote:
Well if someone could be every so slightly sureeee of the size, lol, that would be great. Thanks for input so far though.
Well if you have a 13mm socket or ringy as mentioned - you're on a winner. You'll need a flat blade to remove the plakky covers.
The alloy corrosion around the pivot points are common.

EDIT: Don't mix the arms and covers up - D for driver, P for passenger . . . . .

 

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Posted: Sun Feb 05, 2006 7:42 pm 
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K, thanks for help guys. Have to drop in a bunnings one day.

 

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Posted: Mon Feb 06, 2006 9:46 am 
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Why are you going to bunnings? to buy a socket?

 

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Posted: Mon Feb 06, 2006 9:56 am 
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bunnings? ewww, there's better tools at better prices from better blokes who actually deserve the money.
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Posted: Mon Feb 06, 2006 6:59 pm 
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go to your local k-mart tyre and auto and get them to loosen the nuts for you. they'll do it for nothing, go home and paint them and back to k-mart to have them tighten them again. just don't use them while they are loose.

i get many silly request like these on a daily basis. on friday a bloke came in and wanted his sunp plug loosened so he could change his oil, then asked if he would be right to leave it like that for a couple of weeks. i just laughed at him and sent him on his way with a loose sump plug.
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Posted: Mon Feb 06, 2006 9:00 pm 
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if you need tools go to kmart big w and get a $100 supatool complete set, good quality for money and will contain everything you will need for any minor work on car and house, sockets spanners pliers srewdrivers etc.

 

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