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Old 02-12-2010, 06:53 AM
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Question >>> WIPER BLADE REMOVAL ???

I am trying to remove the wiper-blades from the arms of a 1985 F-350.

These are standard issue O.E.M. arms/blades with ball-ended pins on the arms.

The pin on the arm is through the center of the blade itself, through the center of the coiled blade-spring.

There is no generic plastic fit-all swivel-gizmo that allows these blades to fit a dozen applications, no little flimsy push-button locking tabs; everything is metal.

No one seems to remember these original blades before industry's move to generic fit-all adapters.

I have looked at several blade-removal instructional sites and every one of them assumes that everyone has the generic adapter-swivels; not a single one shows the original style blades.


Can someone explain or show me how to pop off these blades in a non-destructive manner, such that I can re-use them ??

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If it has no pushbutton, then just put a screwdriver between the blade and the truck's arm near the pin and twist the screwdriver to push it off the pin.

The ones that were on my truck had a flat metal piece that you push to release them off the pin, but the new blades I just got don't have the flat keeper, they just pull on and off, but it needs the boost from the screwdriver to get it off.
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The OEM style blades and arms are still avaliable and sold new.

So if nobody in your area remembers them, then something is wrong.

They are a TRICO wiper blade 18" part #18-2. You can get them at any Kragen or O'Rileys. They are OEM replacements.

To remove them, look right in the center of the blade, where it hinges in the center. There is a spring that wraps itself around the shaft pin. Push the spring with a screwdriver toward the shaft pin and pull off. If you get the TRICO OEM replacement, they just push on, and remove the same way and are identical to original equipment, because they are.

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The OEM style blades and arms are still avaliable and sold new.

So if nobody in your area remembers them, then something is wrong.

They are a TRICO wiper blade 18" part #18-2. You can get them at any Kragen or O'Rileys. They are OEM replacements.

To remove them, look right in the center of the blade, where it hinges in the center. There is a spring that wraps itself around the shaft pin. Push the spring with a screwdriver toward the shaft pin and pull off. If you get the TRICO OEM replacement, they just push on, and remove the same way and are identical to original equipment, because they are.

Hope this helps.

Yes, it helps a bunch.

I had pried with a big screwdriver until I was afraid I was gonna break off the pin and it didn't budge.

I followed your advice and it almost fell into my hand.

Thanks for the O.E.M. TRICO part# .

Everything I look at around here is sort of fit-all junk that comes with a little bag of various plastic adapters that make the blades adapt to all the various arm configurations.

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this reminds me i need to get new wiper blades
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