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Username Post: window wiper assembly        (Topic#204929)
dfcpac 
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Age: 64
Loc: long island ny
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12-10-08 03:21 AM - Post#1581562    

i started working on the wiper assembly. had to get the motor working first. it was a frozen cable. after getting it going only one wiper is going. looking under dash i noticed they work on pullies.on the drivers side the cable is snaped. is this cable one piece or does it have a clamp of some sort to hold it together. how would you fix this problem.

thanks
danny

 
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acardon 
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12-10-08 06:18 AM - Post#1581635    
    In response to dfcpac

I don't know if you can get the cables by themselves. They come on the transmissions. The shop manual has a procedure for installing them. Link to cables.
Link to shop manual.
Don
66 Corvair (driving)
57 2dr HT (driving)
56 2dr HT (waiting to be restored)


 
67SS427 
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12-10-08 06:53 AM - Post#1581651    
    In response to dfcpac

The cable can be changed, if you have the spare parts. But that's not likely, so I suggest buying a new one like the one acardon shows in his links. You didn't say what year you have. 55-56 is different from 57, and driver side(left) is different from the pass side(right). So be sure to get the correct one.
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Jalapeno 
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12-10-08 07:06 AM - Post#1581658    
    In response to dfcpac

Danny, rebuilt wiper transmissions are available many places, here's a couple that are close to you:

Frank Botte in Baldwin NY 516-223-8888

East Coast Chevy in Doylestown PA 215-348-5568
Jalapeno


 
dfcpac 
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12-10-08 02:55 PM - Post#1581960    
    In response to Jalapeno

so i guess rebuilding the wiper trams is not going to work. i thought if i got the same strand wire it could be done.

danny

 
52chevybob 
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12-10-08 03:15 PM - Post#1581976    
    In response to dfcpac

The finest stranded wire that I know of is model aircraft (U-control) wire. It is available in sevbveral sizes and lengths. You will have a lifetime supply of very fine wire if you buy a cable set! Min. length I've seen is 30' of two wires.

 
dfcpac 
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12-10-08 03:29 PM - Post#1581985    
    In response to 52chevybob

do they have to joined together as a loop or 1 cable with 2 ends on them

 
67SS427 
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12-10-08 05:08 PM - Post#1582067    
    In response to dfcpac

There are 2 individual cables on each wiper transmission. There are 2 wheels in the transmission that each hold one cable. The cables have ends on them that hold them in place on the wheels and on the center drive drum.

If you can find some suitable stranded cable, you'd have to crimp some kind of ends on it that would fit where they go. And you'd have to make sure the cables are exactly the right length. The driver side transmission uses different length cables than the pass side.
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Edited by 67SS427 on 12-10-08 05:08 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
dfcpac 
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12-13-08 04:52 AM - Post#1583915    
    In response to 67SS427

i found some 1/16 cable at my local hardware store. 33cts a foot. not sure if it's the right thickness. i'll have to look today.

danny

 
elvis 
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12-14-08 03:34 PM - Post#1584800    
    In response to dfcpac

We had a similar issue with our driver side wiper transmission. I attached 2 pictures. One shows the new cable connected to the motor tranmission, the other shows where we overlapped 2 cables and joined them by crimping 3 aluminum sleeves around the 2 cables. The new cable and sleeves we used was 1/16" from the Home Depot.
To make this connection, we ensured there was enough cable so the connections didn't interfere with the transmissions.


Attachment: Windshield_wiper_cable_repair_001.jpg (30.48 KB) 147 View(s)
Attachment: Windshield_wiper_cable_repair_002.jpg (18.04 KB) 115 View(s)

Pouring money between the wheels.


 
dfcpac 
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12-14-08 04:10 PM - Post#1584817    
    In response to elvis

thanks elvis,
looks like a good fix, i'll give it a try.

dan

 
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