Jeep Cherokee (XJ): Wiper blade. Wiper ARM. Wiper linkage and pivot

Wiper blade

FRONT

NOTE: The notched retainer end of the wiper element should always be oriented towards the end of the wiper blade that is nearest to the wiper pivot.

(1) Lift the wiper arm to raise the wiper blade and element off of the windshield glass.

(2) To remove the wiper blade from the wiper arm, push the release tab under the arm tip and slide the blade away from the tip towards the pivot end of the arm (Fig. 4).

Fig. 4 Wiper Blade Remove/Install - Typical
Fig. 4 Wiper Blade Remove/Install - Typical

1 - RELEASE TAB

(3) To install the wiper blade on the wiper arm, slide the blade retainer into the U-shaped formation on the tip of the wiper arm until the release tab snaps into its locked position. Be certain that the notched retainer for the wiper element is oriented towards the end of the wiper blade that is nearest to the wiper pivot.

REAR

NOTE: The notched retainer end of the wiper element should always be oriented towards the end of the wiper blade that is nearest to the wiper pivot.

(1) Lift the rear wiper arm to raise the wiper blade and element off of the rear liftglass.

(2) To remove the wiper blade from the wiper arm, push the release tab under the arm tip and slide the blade away from the tip towards the rear wiper motor output shaft end of the arm (Fig. 4).

(3) To install the wiper blade on the wiper arm, slide the blade retainer into the U-shaped formation on the tip of the wiper arm until the release tab snaps into its locked position. Be certain that the notched retainer for the wiper element is oriented towards the end of the wiper blade that is nearest to the rear wiper motor output shaft.

Wiper ARM

CAUTION: The use of a screwdriver or other prying tool to remove a wiper arm may distort it. This distortion could allow the arm to come off of the pivot shaft, regardless of how carefully it is installed.

FRONT

(1) Lift the wiper arm to permit the latch to be pulled out to its holding position, then release the arm (Fig. 5). The arm will remain off the windshield with the latch in this position.

Fig. 5 Wiper Arm Remove/Install
Fig. 5 Wiper Arm Remove/Install

1 - LOCKING LATCH
2 - ARM

(2) Remove the arm from the pivot using a rocking motion.

(3) Install the arm and blade with the wiper motor in the Park position. See the Front Wiper Arm Installation illustration (Fig. 6).

(4) Mount the arms on the pivot shafts so that the distance from the lower edge of the wiper arm tip to the upper edge of the lower windshield moulding is:

  •  23 to 52 mm (0.90 to 2.04 inch) on the driver side

Fig. 6 Front Wiper Arm Installation
Fig. 6 Front Wiper Arm Installation

  • 33 to 62 mm (1.29 to 2.44 inch) on the passenger side.

(5) Lift the wiper arm away from the windshield slightly to relieve the spring tension on the latch.

Push the latch into the locked position and slowly release the arm until the wiper blade rests on the windshield.

(6) Operate the wipers with the windshield glass wet, then turn the wiper switch to the Off position.

Check for the correct wiper arm positioning and readjust if required.

REAR

(1) Disconnect the washer nozzle hose and clip from the external nipple of the rear wiper motor output shaft bezel.

(2) Lift the wiper arm pivot cover and remove the retaining nut (Fig. 7).

(3) Remove the wiper arm from the motor output shaft using a rocking motion.

(4) Install the rear wiper arm with the wiper motor in the Park position. Place the rear wiper blade on the glass so that it is parallel to the liftgate glass opening, and install the wiper arm retaining nut.

(5) Operate the rear wiper with the liftgate glass wet, then turn the rear wiper switch to the Off position so that the blade moves to the Park position.

(6) The measurement from the tip of the blade should now be from 27 to 35 mm (1.06 to 1.38 inch) above the upper edge of the lower liftgate glass seal (Fig. 8). Check for the correct wiper arm positioning and readjust if required.

Fig. 7 Rear Wiper Arm Remove/Install
Fig. 7 Rear Wiper Arm Remove/Install

1 - PIVOT COVER
2 - WIPER ARM RETAINING NUT

Fig. 8 Rear Wiper Arm Installation
Fig. 8 Rear Wiper Arm Installation

1 - IN PARKED POSITION -27 TO 35 mm (1.06 TO 1.38 INCH) ABOVE UPPER EDGE OF LOWER GLASS SEAL AT TIP OF WIPER BLADE

(7) Tighten the wiper arm retaining nut to 18 N·m (160 in. lbs.) and close the pivot cover.

Wiper linkage and pivot

The wiper linkage and pivots can only be removed from or installed in the vehicle as a unit with the wiper motor. See Wiper Motor in this group for the service procedures.

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